knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Upturned steel blade with tapered, rounded tip. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of metal. Back of knife shows a "puddled" weld between the iron bolster and steel blade. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with iron pins to form a tapered handle with rounded sides and a blunt butt. Metal is discolored, scratched, and has rust spot. Bone is discolored, browned, crazed, and is pulling away from the tang.
Blade is stamped: “[W?]ARRANTED”
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Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1800- 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
bone (scales material)
metal, steel (blade material)
metal, iron (pins, bolster, tang material)
overall: 1/2 in x 9 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 22.86 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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