knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered handle with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Scratched and discolored overall, yellowed bone. See accompanying dinner knife (1986.0531.038)
Blade is stamped: “B.J. EYRE & Co/LATE W. GREAVES & SON/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is B.J. Eyre & Company, active ca 1850-1876 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1850- 1876
B. J. Eyre and Company
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 1 in; .9525 cm x 23.495 cm x 2.54 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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