knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of


Dinner knife, one of a set of seven (1986.0531.021-.27) that match a set of six dinner forks (1986.0531.028-.33).

Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Back of knife shows a "puddled" weld between the iron bolster and steel blade. Metal is discolored, scratched and has some rust spots. Bone is yellowed and crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang.

Blade is stamped with a heart, diamond, and circle above.

Maker is possibly Sleigh Rowland, active ca 1830-1850 in Sheffield, England.

Date Made: 1830- 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.024Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.024

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

Physical Description: bone (scales material)metal, steel (blade material)metal, iron (tang material)metal, brass (pins material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 23.1775 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_323835

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