Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip is one piece of steel with full tang. Small, flat steel bolster is welded to tang in two pieces. Bone scales are riveted to tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with straight sides and blunt butt. Overall discoloration of metal, minor rust. Bone is yellowed and crazed, separating from the tang. Brass is corroded.

Bone is incised: “WG”

Blade is stamped: “J. RUSSELL & CO./GREEN RIVER WORKS”

Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.

Date Made: ca 1860

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Bernard R. Levine

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0635.04Accession Number: 1986.0635Catalog Number: 1986.0635.04

Object Name: knife, dinnerObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dinner; Cutlery

Physical Description: bone (scales material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, brass (pins material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 24.4475 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_323736

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