knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into an ivory block handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with a steel pin. Metal is pitted, scratched, and discolored. Ivory is yellowed, crazed, and has several cracks.
Blade is stamped: “HASSAM BROTHERS/BOSTON”
The Hassam Brother (Kingman & Hassam) were retailers active circa 1853-1872 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Currently not on view
date made
1853- 1872
place retailed
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 in x 13/16 in; .9525 cm x 22.86 cm x 2.06375 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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