Knife

Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip and rectangular bolster. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side of handle. Scratched, minor discoloration on blade. Ivory is yellowed and crazed. Crack in ivory near bolster. Blade stamped: “MERIDEN CUTLERY / COMPANY”.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1855 - 1925
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (blade material)
ivory (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.117
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.117
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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