knife, dinner

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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 heavily scratched and discolored, rusted. Pewter and handle are discolored, wood is pulling away from tang, deeply scratched. (see 1986.0531.106)
Blade is stamped: “BEAVER FALLSCUT.Co”
Maker is the Beaver Falls Cutlery Company, active 1868-1886 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
Currently not on view
date made
1868- 1886
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls
Physical Description
metal, steel (blade, tang material)
wood (handle material)
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap, pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 15/16 in; 1.27 cm x 24.13 cm x 2.38125 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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