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Clam shucking knife

Object Number: 
2010.26.47
Date: 
1850-1910
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (17.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Hand-forged, steel clam shucking knife, used in New York City riverside oyster bars.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group