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Table knife blades (3) excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.175-177
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron table knife blades excavated at West Point; single edged blades.
Gallery Label: 
These knives were 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 establish control of the Hudson River, and to guard the Hudson Highlands from an attack by the British Army stationed in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group