knife, dinner


Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, tang, and butt are one piece of steel. Ivory scales are riveted to the tang with steel pins. Block handle has curved sides with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Scratched overall and discolored. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, cracked near edges. White residue on one side. No mark.

Date Made: 1800- 1899

Location: Currently not on view

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: 1986.0531.076Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.076

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

Physical Description: ivory (handle material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_323887

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