knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Overall S-shape, with silver-plated steel blade, upturned with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a polished stag horn and held in place with a single brass pin. The butt is fitted with a rounded pommel, secured with two iron pins. Stained and scratched overall, plate is worn off the edges of the blade, and the pommel is loose.
Blade is stamped: “Wm GREAVES & SONS”
Maker is William Greaves & Sons, active 1816-1850 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1816- 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver-plated steel (overall material)
horn (handle material)
metal, brass (pin material)
overall: 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.54 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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