Jacknife

Object Number: 
INV.5924.443
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 19.4 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron jacknife excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; single-edged blade which pivots on hinge and folds into handle; handle curves at end.
Gallery Label: 
This jacknife was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group