Dessert knife

Dessert knife

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Dessert knife, one of a set of six (1988.763.4-9). Straight steel blade with rounded tip and “yankee” style bolster fitted into tapered ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Tang is held in place with steel pin through side of handle. Blade is scratched and abraded, with minor corrosion and rust. Ivory is yellowed and crazed, crack near bolster.
Blade is stamped: “CLEMENT HAWKES /& MAYNARD”
Maker is the Clement Hawkes & Maynard Manufacturing Company, founded in 1866 in Northampton, Massachusetts. The company was reorganized circa 1882 as the Clement Cutlery Company.
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Object Name
knife, dessert
Object Type
Other Terms
Knife, Dessert; Cutlery
date made
1866- 1882
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Northampton
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
ivory (handle material)
overall: 3/8 in x 8 in x 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard R. Levine
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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