knife, pate

knife, pate

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Description
Pate knife. Upturned silver-plated steel blade with clipped point and curved false edge. Narrowed and curved ricasso on both sides. Blade and “yankee” style bolster are one piece of steel fitted into an ivory-colored composition (hard rubber?) handle with rounded sides and butt. Scratches overall. Metal is heavily stained and has minor rust marks. Bolster is separating from handle, which has minor discoloration. Blade etched: “MERIDEN CUTLERY/COMPANY”.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, pate
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Pate; Cutlery
date made
ca 1856
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
composition (handle material)
metal, silver-plated (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 19.3675 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.122
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.122
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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