Dinner Knife

Dinner Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip and rectangular bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel inserted into a wooden block handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with a brass pin. Discoloration, scratches, and rust on metal, small cracks in wood. Blade is stamped: “PRATT ROPES WEBB&Co / AMERICAN CUTLERY”.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1846 - 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (blade material)
wood (handle material)
brass (pin material)
Measurements
overall: 7/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 24.4475 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.112
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.112
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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