Child's Knife

Child's Knife

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Description
Small knife having a blunt blade with integral bolster fitted into hardwood handle, tapered rectangular in section, with chamfered edges, rounded-over end and inlaid brass dot on front. Mark or front side of blade stamped “FOR A GOOD BOY” in incuse italic sans serif letters in a serrated oblong outline. No marks. From a two-piece child's or youth's flatware set (knife and fork), 1986.0531.090-.091.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
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)
walnut (handle material)
brass (inlay material)
Measurements
overall: 7/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.090
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.090
subject
Boys
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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