Dessert Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel riveted with bone scales to form a tapered handle with rounded sides and butt. Scales are held in place with brass pins. Heavily scratched and stained, bone is crazed, yellowed, and separating from metal. Blade stamped: “MERIDEN CUTLERY/COMPANY”.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
bone (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 in x 1 in; .9525 cm x 20.32 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.119
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.119
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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