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Object ID #18804051

This is a Folding knife. It is dated ca. 1827 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is 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 (knife open): 18.8 x 1.8 cm (7 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On the blade: L.E.V.

It is inscribed

On the handle, front: F. M 1827; back: Cr M n F (?)

Cite this object as

Object ID #18804051; silver, steel, gold; L x W (knife open): 18.8 x 1.8 cm (7 3/8 x 11/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-255

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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