Jacknife excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Jacknife excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Title
Jacknife excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
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.
Object Number 
INV.5924.59
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