knife, pate


Pate knife. Upturned silver-plated steel blade with clipped point and curved false edge. Narrowed and curved ricasso on both sides. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory-colored composition (hard rubber?) handle with rounded sides and butt. Scratches overall. Metal is heavily stained and has minor rust marks. Bolster is separating from handle, which has minor discoloration. Blade etched: “MERIDEN CUTLERY/COMPANY”.

Date Made: ca 1856

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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: 1986.0531.122Accession Number: 1986.0531Catalog Number: 1986.531.122

Object Name: knife, pateObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Pate; Cutlery

Physical Description: composition (handle material)metal, silver-plated (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 19.3675 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_323933

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