knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a conical horn handle with a pointed iron pommel. Blade is scratched, discolored, and has some rust spots. Horn is scratched, with crack on one side near bolster.


Maker is W. R. Humphreys & Company, active ca 1875-present in Sheffield, England.

Date Made: 1875- 1890

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield

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


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.051Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.051

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

Physical Description: horn (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, iron (pommel material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_323862

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