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Carving knife, with matching fork (1986.531.238B). Straight steel blade with pointed tip; cutting edge curves toward tip. Blade is inserted into white metal bolster cap. Tang is fitted into wooden handle: teardrop-shaped, faceted, with widened shoulders near bolster, painted gray with turquoise butt. Blade is scratched with minor stains. Bolster is scratched. Handle paint is chipped and cracked.
Blade is etched: “A+J/STAINLESS”; diamond around company name (this mark was registered in 1922)
Maker is A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, (founded 1909) which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company of Chicago, Illinois in 1929, at which time products featured both company's trademarks.
Currently not on view
date made
1922- 1929
place made
United States: New York, Binghamton
Physical Description
metal, steel (blade material)
wood (handle material)
white metal (bolster cap material)
overall: 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 26.9875 cm x 2.2225 cm
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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