knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner knife, one of a two piece dinner set with matching carving set (1986.0531.039-.42). Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a squared block ivory handle with blunt butt. Scratched and stained steel, ivory is yellowed with 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
1844- 1868
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 7/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 25.0825 cm x 2.2225 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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