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Knife (possibly Netherlands), ca. 1730

This is a Knife. It is dated ca. 1730 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is shark skin, silver, steel. 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: 16.7 x 1.7 cm (6 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On ferrule: dagger; The Netherlands, 1814-1953, Antiques; Tardy, SILVER, 1981, p. 321 illegible mark on blade; unidentified cutlers' mark

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly Netherlands), ca. 1730; shark skin, silver, steel; L x W: 16.7 x 1.7 cm (6 9/16 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-138-b

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