Knife and fork

Object Number: 
1922.121ab
Date: 
1795-1815
Medium: 
Bone, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, knife): 7 1/2 × 3/4 × 3/8 in. (19.1 × 1.9 × 1 cm) Overall (b, fork): 6 1/2 × 1/2 × 3/8 in. (16.5 × 1
Description: 
Fork and knife with rectangular bone handles; rectangular steel set at an angle on the knife; three steel prongs on the fork.
Gallery Label: 
This pair of utensils was found between the inner planking of the frigate Constitution when she was rebuilt after the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. F. Savage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group