knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a conical horn handle with a pointed iron pommel. Blade is scratched, discolored, and has some rust spots. Horn is scratched, with crack on one side near bolster.
Blade is stamped: “W. R/HUMPHREYS&COMPY/CUTLERS SHEFFIELD”
Maker is W. R. Humphreys & Company, active ca 1875-present in Sheffield, England.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875- 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
horn (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, iron (pommel material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.051
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.051
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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