Dessert Knife


Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and rectangular bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal has minor discoloration, some residues on blade. Ivory is yellowed. Blade stamped: “PRATT ROPES WEBB&Co / AMERICAN CUTLERY”. With matching fork, 1986.0531.114.

Date Made: ca 1846 - 1855

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0531.113Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.113

Object Name: knifeObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: steel (blade material)ivory (handle material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 19.685 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_323923

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