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Knife (Germany), ca. 1700

This is a knife. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is shark skin, silver, brass, steel, amber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 19.2 x 2.1 cm (7 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: crossed swords (partly illegible) hammer

Cite this object as

Knife (Germany), ca. 1700; shark skin, silver, brass, steel, amber; L x W: 19.2 x 2.1 cm (7 9/16 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-136-b

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