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1985

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Knife (possibly Netherlands)

This is a Knife. It is dated ca. 1660 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel, silver, agate. 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: 20.1 x 1.3 cm (7 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: "v k y m", crowned 0 on ferrule; small snake-shaped mark in rectangular border

Cite this object as

Knife (possibly Netherlands); steel, silver, agate; L x W: 20.1 x 1.3 cm (7 15/16 x 1/2 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-122

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