knife, dinner

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Description
Dinner knife. Steel blade with slightly upturned false edge and rounded tip. 2/3 of cutting edge is lightly serrated on one side. Blade and tang are fitted into a cream-colored plastic handle cast in two pieces, seam at side. Tapered handle has straight sides and faceted and rounded butt. Top and bottom of handle has teardrop relief and teardrop impression decoration. Blade is scratched. Handle is soiled, discolored, crack along one side.
Blade is etched: “Super Edge/STAINLESS STEEL/U.S.A.”
Maker is the Utica Cutlery Company of Utica, New York (1910-present), founded as a pocketknife manufacturer. The company introduced fixed blade kitchen cutlery in 1918, and stainless steel flatware in 1952.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1952
place made
United States: New York, Utica
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
rubber (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 21.9075 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.222
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.222
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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