knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Dinner knife, part of a matching set (see 1986.0531.050 fork). Straight 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 scratched and discolored, tang is rusted. Horn is scratched, cracked and chipped around edges, separated from tang.
Blade is stamped: “H. G. L & Co/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is H. G. Long & Company, active in Sheffield, England ca 1846-present (now a division of H. M. Slater).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1846- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.049
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.049
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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