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Sharpening Steel

Description

Steel knife for sharpening, lead coated steel with two piece ebony handle secured by a brass nail with trefoil decoration at hilt and handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1849
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
ebony (wood)
lead (metal)
Object type
Metalworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Ebony
ebony (wood)
knives
Lead
lead (metal)
Steel
Dimensions
12 3/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.407
Credit Line
Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62522

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