knife, carving; cutlery, set, part of

knife, carving; cutlery, set, part of

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Description
Carving knife. Straight steel blade tapered to a rounded point. Blade, bolster, and tang are one piece of steel with dark wooden scales riveted to tang with brass pins to form a block handle with straight sides and blunt butt. Stained and scratched overall, minimal rust. Brass pins are corroded. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, carving
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Carving; Cutlery
date made
1840- 1860
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood (scales material)
metal, brass (pins material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 12 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.235
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.235
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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