Change Author / Owner : Knife, dinner; cutlery, set, part of
Dinner knife, one of two with matching dinner forks (1986.0531.043-.46). Upturned steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel fitted into a tapered block horn handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tang is held in handle with one brass pin, with round horn peg at butt. Overall nicked and scratched, blade is heavily discolored with some rust and residues. Horn is cracked.
Blade is stamped: “L . BOOTH/NORFOLK ST WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is possibly L[uke] Booth, active in Sheffield, England in the early 19th century until his death in 1855.