Dinner Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel inserted into an ivory block handle with rounded edges and butt. Tang is held in place with iron pin. Discoloration and rust on metal, yellowed ivory with large crack on underside. Blade stamped: “PRATT ROPES&Co / AMERICAN CUTLERY”.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1846 - 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (blade material)
bone (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 9/16 in x 10 3/16 in x 1 in; 1.42875 cm x 25.87625 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.111
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.111
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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