knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner knife, one of two with matching dinner forks (1986.0531.043-.46). Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered block horn handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tang is held in handle with one brass pin, with round horn peg at butt. Overall nicked and scratched, blade is heavily discolored with some rust. Horn is cracked.
Blade is stamped: “L . BOOTH/NORFOLK ST WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is possibly L[uke] Booth, active in Sheffield, England in the early 19th century until his death in 1855.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
before 1855
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.044
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.044
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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