knife, dinner

knife, dinner

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Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade, bolster, tang, and butt are one piece of steel. Ivory scales are riveted to the tang with steel pins. Block handle has curved sides with chamfered edges and rounded butt. Scratched overall and discolored. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, cracked near edges. White residue on one side. No mark.
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Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife, Dinner; Cutlery
date made
1800- 1899
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 7/8 in;.9525 cm x 23.8125 cm x 2.2225 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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