knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
“One-armed man’s” knife, with matching fork (1986.531.225B), in original box (1986.531.225C). Three upturned steel blades with rounded tips. Blades and tangs are one piece of metal riveted together at handle. Ivory scales are riveted to tangs with brass pins to form a block handle with rounded sides and butt. A wide, thin metal ring is placed around the handle. Scratched overall. Ivory is discolored. Residue in crevices. Minor rust. Pins are corroded.
Blades are stamped: “W[crown]R/RODGERS CUTLERS/TO THEIR MAACJESTIES”; partially worn away.
Metal ring is stamped: "3"
Maker is Rodgers Cutlers, Sheffield, England, founded circa 1724. From 1971-1977 the firm operated under the name Rodgers-Wostenholm, and in 1977 Imperial of Providence, Rhode Island purchased the company.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1830- 1837
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
ivory (scales material)
metal, steel (knives (3); ring material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 22.225 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.225A
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.225A
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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