Knife excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.73
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Iron, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 19 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: (73), on blade: "SHUGAR"
Description: 
Iron and bone knife excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; handle with bone grip and rounded end; inscription on blade.
Gallery Label: 
This knife was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights. The maker's name is inscribed on the blade.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group