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Catalog Data

Medium:
steel, silver, bone
Dimensions:
L x W x D (unfolded): 18.7 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm (7 3/8 × 3/4 × 9/16 in.)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
knife
Object Name:
knife
Possibly made in:
France
Germany
Date:
1680–1720
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Folding knife. Blade with straight lower edge, upper edge tapering towards the point, partly sloping. Pistol-shaped bone handle with engraved silver mounts, five silver studs on front and back. Edge steel carved with decorative pattern with bird in profile and stylized calligraphic inscription, possibly the date "1717". Blade folds into handle.
Credit Line:
The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg
Accession Number:
1985-103-141
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40dccb181-ccbd-4846-b070-4b29a1a0a5ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1985-103-141