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Knife (possibly France), ca. 1600

This is a knife. It is dated ca. 1600 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is ivory (whale bone?), silver, steel, gold. 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: 24 x 2.1 cm (9 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: unidentified cutler's mark

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly France), ca. 1600; ivory (whale bone?), silver, steel, gold; L x W: 24 x 2.1 cm (9 7/16 x 13/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-174

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