knife, carving

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Carving knife. Straight steel blade with drop point tip is one piece with tang. Iron bolster is attached with single steel pin. Bone scales are riveted to tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered sides and rounded butt. Scratched overall with heavy rusting particularly on bolster. Bone is yellowed and heavily crazed. Scales are loose. Brass is beginning to corrode.
Blade is stamped; [Illegible/worn]REGAN & COMPANY/COLUMBIA WORKS SHEFFIELD”; with heavily faded crown and “F” above.
Maker is Marvel Regan & Company (Trademark Columbia Works), active in Sheffield, England circa 1880.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, iron (bolster material)
metal, brass (pins material)
overall: 1/2 in x 12 7/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 32.7025 cm x 2.54 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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