There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color rosybrown dimgrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1985

  • We acquired this object.

2002

2006

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Folding Knife (Probably Carlsbad)

This is a Folding knife. It is dated ca. 1790 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is silver, 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: 19 x 1.4 cm (7 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On blade: F

Cite this object as

Folding Knife (Probably Carlsbad); silver, gold; L x W: 19 x 1.4 cm (7 1/2 x 9/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-265

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

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18804079/ |title=Folding Knife (Probably Carlsbad) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 August 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>