Sharpening Steel

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1849

GUSN

GUSN-62522

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

Descriptive Terms

knives
brass (alloy)
ebony (wood)
lead (metal)
Lead
Brass
Ebony
Steel

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P730

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 3/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.407