knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Dinner knife, part of a matching set (see 1986.0531.048 fork). Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel. Horn scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Blade is discolored with some rust spots, horn is cracked and chipped around edges.
Blade is stamped: “SANDERSON/SHEARSTEEL”
Maker is possibly the Sanderson Brothers, active ca 1829-[unknown] in Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
date made
1860- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 1 in; .9525 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
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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