Steel, wood, brass
Overall: 5 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 13 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm )
Metal tool used for wood engraving; rectangular shape with flat sides and beveled tip; mushroom-like wooden handle is rounded on one side and flat on the other and has a brass band surrounding base.
impressed: on blade: "[?]STUBS" incised: on top of handle: "I / III / 5[or S]"
This object belonged to Lockwood Sanford, a wood engraver active in New Haven, Connecticut, in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.