Dessert Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and rectangular bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal has minor discoloration, some residues on blade. Ivory is yellowed. Blade stamped: “PRATT ROPES WEBB&Co / AMERICAN CUTLERY”. With matching fork, 1986.0531.114.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1846 - 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (blade material)
ivory (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 19.685 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.113
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.113
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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