Oyster knife

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Medium
metal, wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 11/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (14.4 × 3.8 × 3.8 cm)
Type
oyster knives
Place used
Maryland, United States, Chesapeake Bay, North and Central America
Date
20th century
Description
A wood handled oyster knife. The handle of the knife is pear shaped and completely covers the knife’s tang, which inserts into the handle. The blade is flat and dull and terminates in a curved point.
Topic
African American
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture