knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and tang are one piece of steel, pewter bolster is soldered in place. Wooden scales are riveted to tang with pewter pins to form a block handle with rounded edges fitted with a rounded pewter pommel cap at butt. Blade is scratched and discolored with some spots of rust. Bolster, handle, and butt show some scratches and wear. (see 1986.0531.107)
Blade is stamped: “BEAVER FALLS/CUTLERY COMPANY.PA”
Maker is the Beaver Falls Cutlery Company, active 1868-1886 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1868- 1886
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls
Physical Description
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap, pins material)
metal, steel (blade, tang material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7/16 in x 9 11/16 in x 7/8 in; 1.11125 cm x 24.60625 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.106
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.106
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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