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Jacknife excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.59
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Iron, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 21 x 1.6 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Iron and bone jacknife excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; iron blade extending from curved handle; blade pivots on hinge and folds into handle; fragment of bone grip on handle.
Gallery Label: 
This knife was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to or after 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group