knife, carving; cutlery, set, part of

knife, carving; cutlery, set, part of

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Carving knife, with matching fork (1986.531.234). Straight steel blade with pointed drop point tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with the tang fitted into a teardrop-shaped white hard rubber handle. Metal is heavily scratched, corroded. Handle is scratched and discolored.
Blade is etched: “J. RUSSELL & CO/[Illegible and faded]” within double diamond.
Matching fork is etched on underside of stand: “PAT. JULY 13. 1880”
US229802 A, July 13, 1880, Calvin L. Butler, Greenfield, Massachusetts, assignor to John Russell Cutlery Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, for “Carving-fork”
Maker is John Russell & Company, Turner Falls, Massachusetts, 1834-present.
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, carving
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife, Carving; Cutlery
date patented
ca 1880
place made
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
rubber (handle material)
overall: 1/2 in x 13 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.8575 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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