Boy Scout Knife

Boy Scout Knife

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, folding
knife, Scout
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife; Personal Utensils; Cutlery; Folding; Pocket
date made
c. 1899-1928
Challenge Cutlery Co.
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
Physical Description
steel (blade, springs material)
bone (scales material)
nickel silver (bolsters, shield, shackle material)
brass (linings, pins material)
overall, stored closed: 3/4 in x 4 7/16 in x 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 11.27125 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Charles F. Wiebusch
Boy Scouts of America
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our Museum Collection FAQ or contact page.