knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip is one piece of steel with tang. Dark wooden scales are riveted to tang with pewter pins to form a block handle with rounded sides. Handle is fitted with a pewter bolster and rounded pewter pommel cap. Steel is scratched, discolored, with spots of rust. Pewter has nicks, scratches, and spots of green corrosion. Wood is scratched, nicked.
Blade is stamped: “RIVERSIDE KNIFE CO.”
Maker is the Riverside Knife Company, active in Croydon, New Hampshire circa 1850.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Croydon
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (handle material)
metal, pewter (pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.2225 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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