- Carving knife, with matching fork (1986.531.238B). Straight steel blade with pointed tip; cutting edge curves toward tip. Blade is inserted into white metal bolster cap. Tang is fitted into wooden handle: teardrop-shaped, faceted, with widened shoulders near bolster, painted gray with turquoise butt. Blade is scratched with minor stains. Bolster is scratched. Handle paint is chipped and cracked.
- Blade is etched: “A+J/STAINLESS”; diamond around company name (this mark was registered in 1922)
- Maker is A&J Manufacturing Company of Binghamton, New York, (founded 1909) which was purchased by Ekco Housewares Company of Chicago, Illinois in 1929, at which time products featured both company's trademarks.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, carving
- Object Type
- Other Terms
- Carving, Set; Cutlery
- date made
- 1922- 1929
- place made
- United States: New York, Binghamton
- Physical Description
- metal, steel (blade material)
- wood (handle material)
- white metal (bolster cap material)
- overall: 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 26.9875 cm x 2.2225 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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