- Table knife. Straight stainless steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of metal with tang, fitted into celluloid handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal and handle are scratched overall. Blade is warped and has small chips at tip. Handle is crazed, separating from bolster.
- Blade is stamped: “X/Y/SHEFFIELD STEEL PRODUCTS LTD/SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND/FIRTH/BREARLEY/STAINLESS”
- Maker is Firth Brearley Sheffield Steel Products Limited. Harry Brearley is credited with developing what is widely regarded as the first ‘rustless’ or stainless steel in 1913. Four years later, Brearley established the Firth-Brearley Stainless Steel Syndicate with Thomas Firth & Sons Limited to handle licensing Sheffield firms of stainless steel in USA, Canada, Italy, France, and Japan.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, table
- Object Type
- Other Terms
- Knife, Table; Cutlery
- date made
- after 1917
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
- Physical Description
- metal, steel (overall material)
- plastic, celluloid (handle material)
- overall: 1/2 in x 9 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 23.1775 cm x 1.905 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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