- Dessert knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip and canted bolster are one piece of steel with full tang. Bone scales are riveted to tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Minor pitting and discoloration on metal. Bone is yellowed and crazed, minor separation from tang.
- Blade is stamped: “NEW YORK KNIFE Co./WALDEN N.Y.”
- Maker is the New York Knife Company, founded in Matteswan, New York by English cutlers. The company relocated to Walden, New York in 1856, and remained in business until circa 1931.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- knife, dessert
- Object Type
- date made
- 1850- 1860
- place made
- United States: New York, Walden
- Physical Description
- bone (scales material)
- metal, steel (overall material)
- metal, brass (pins material)
- overall: 1/4 in x 8 in x 3/4 in;.635 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bernard R. Levine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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