knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a bone block handle with rounded sides and butt. Metal is discolored and rusted, bone is yellowed, crazed, and has a long crack on one side near bolster.
Blade is stamped: “BEAVER FALLS CUTLERY CO./PENNA” within a banner.
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
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (blade, tang material)
overall: 7/16 in x 9 1/4 in x 13/16 in; 1.11125 cm x 23.495 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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