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Jacknife excavated at a Colonial house

Object Number: 
INV.6055.11
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Iron, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 15.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron and bone jacknife; single-edged blade that pivots on hinge and folds into handle with bone grips.
Gallery Label: 
This jacknife was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at the Colonial Nagel house.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group