knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and tang are one piece of steel with pewter bolster. Bone scales are riveted to the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with rounded sides and a blunt butt fitted with a pewter pommel cap. Metal is scratched and discolored. Corrosion around brass pins, hammered dents on pommel cap.
Blade is stamped: “ASSOCIATION/1879”
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1879
Physical Description
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)
metal, steel (blade material)
bone (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 7/16 in x 9 9/16 in x 1 in; 1.11125 cm x 24.28875 cm x 2.54 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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