Child's Knife

Child's Knife

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Description
Small knife having a blunt blade with integral bolster fitted into a bone handle, almost square in section, rounded-over at end with an inlaid brass dot on front. Mark or front side of blade stamped “TOKEN OF / AFFECTION” in incuse serif letters between scrolled motifs. No marks. From a two-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife and fork), 1986.0531.086-.087.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Knife, Child's
knife
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Child's; Cutlery
date made
ca 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
steel (blade and tang material)
bone (handle material)
brass (inlay material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 9/16 in;.9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.42875 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.086
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.086
subject
Children
Eating
Food Culture
Gifts & Presents
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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