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Knife (possibly Spain)

This is a knife. It is dated early 16th century and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is 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: 26.5 x 3.8 cm (10 7/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly Spain); steel; L x W: 26.5 x 3.8 cm (10 7/16 x 1 1/2 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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