knife, carving; cutlery, set, part of

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Trailing point style carving knife, one of a two piece carving set with matching dinner knife and fork (1986.0531.039-.42). Flared steel blade with rounded cutting edge and pointed tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into a squared block ivory handle with blunt butt. Scratched and stained overall, yellowed ivory has long crack down one side.
Blade is stamped: “W&S BUTCHER/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is W[illiam] & S[amuel] Butcher, active ca 1819-1947 in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1840- 1868
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 11 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; .9525 cm x 30.1625 cm x 2.8575 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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