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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    River Thames (dredged)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel with wood and latten

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from Sheffield City Museum

  • Museum number:

    M.73-1955

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This knife was dredged from the Thames in 1858. Rust has etched the blade. Where the rust has been cleaned, we can now see massive pitted corrosion.

Physical description

Knife with wooden scales held by latten clover-leaves with latten shoulders and cap. Cutler's mark: a cross within a lozenge. Dredged from the Thames in 1858.

Place of Origin

River Thames (dredged)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel with wood and latten

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: a cross within a lozenge
Cutler's mark:

Dimensions

Length: 8.75 in

Object history note

Dredged from the Thames in 1868.

Descriptive line

Knife with wooden scales held by latten clover-leaves with latten shoulders and cap. Cutler's mark: a cross within a lozenge. Dredged from the Thames in 1858

Materials

Steel; Wood; Latten

Categories

Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery; Archaeology

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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