Child's Knife


Small knife having a blunt blade with integral bolster fitted into a bone handle, almost square in section, rounded-over at end with an inlaid brass dot on front. Mark or front side of blade stamped “TOKEN OF / AFFECTION” in incuse serif letters between scrolled motifs. No marks. From a two-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife and fork), 1986.0531.086-.087.

Date Made: ca 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

Subject: ChildrenEatingFood CultureGifts & Presents


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: 1986.0531.086Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.0531.086

Object Name: Knife, Child'sknifeObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Child's; Cutlery

Physical Description: steel (blade and tang material)bone (handle material)brass (inlay material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 9/16 in; .9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.42875 cm


Record Id: nmah_323896

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