1887 - 1888
Silver, steel, horn
Overall: 12 x 1 1/2 x 7/8 in. ( 30.5 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm )
silver carving knife with a bone handle with a hollow cast finial; shield-shape finial, cast in vertical halves, with feathered, foliate and geometric decoration and a beaded border around the socket; cylindrical handle socket with a heart band and beaded edge; flat blade with a chamfered edge, comes to a point; maker's mark stamped on the blade.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73