Dinner knife. Straight steel blade with tapered and rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece fitted into the top of a flat tapered block ivory handle with rounded edges. Deeply scratched and discolored overall, yellowed ivory, chipped and bent blade.
Blade is stamped: “V R/RODGERS’ CUTLERY/NORFOLK WORKS/SHEFFIELD”
Maker is Joseph Rodgers & Sons, active 1682-1971 in Sheffield, England.
National Museum of American History