Dinner Knife

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Straight silver-plated steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and tang are one piece of steel with pewter bolster and pommel cap welded in place and wooden scales riveted onto tang with brass pins. Handle has rounded sides, blunt butt. Heavily scratched and worn overall. Metal has white paint spots and minor rust spots. Brass is corroded. Blade etched: “MERIDEN CUTLERY/COMPANY”.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1867
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, pewter (bolster, pommel cap material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 22.225 cm x 1.905 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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