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Dinner knife

Dinner knife

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Description
Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip is welded into rounded pewter bolster. Full tang has bone scales riveted with steel pins to form a tapered block handle with rounded sides and blunt butt. Substantial discoloration and pitting on blade, minor rust. Bone is yellowed and crazed, loss at butt. Missing one steel pin.
Blade is stamped: “STACEY BROS/ “ARK” WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is the Stacey Brothers, Sheffield, England, active circa 1886-1888.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, dinner
Object Type
cutlery
date made
ca 1886- 1888
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
metal, steel (blade, tang, pins material)
bone (scales material)
metal, pewter (bolster material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 7/8 in;.9525 cm x 21.9075 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1988.0763.11
accession number
1988.0763
catalog number
1988.0763.11
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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