Dessert knife


Dessert knife, one of a set of six (1988.763.4-9). Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side of handle. Blade is scratched and abraded, with minor corrosion and rust. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, crack near bolster.

Blade is stamped: “CLEMENT HAWKES /& MAYNARD”

Maker is the Clement Hawkes & Maynard Manufacturing Company, founded in 1866 in Northampton, Massachusetts. The company was reorganized circa 1882 as the Clement Cutlery Company.

Date Made: 1866- 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Northampton

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Bernard R. Levine

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0763.08Accession Number: 1988.0763Catalog Number: 1988.0763.08

Object Name: knife, dessertObject Type: cutleryOther Terms: Knife, Dessert; Cutlery

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)ivory (handle material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_324444

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