Knife blade excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.184
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 17.1 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron knife blade excavated at West Point; single-edged.
Gallery Label: 
This fork was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. West Point was built to control the Hudson River, and to guard the Hudson Highlands from an attack by the British Army stationed in New York City. The knife was possibly forged by soldiers, from pieces of scrap iron.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group