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Object Name Knife, Tobacco
Catalog Number 1991.20.10
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wrought iron;wood.
Dimensions H-13.5 W-1.25 D-5 inches
Description This is a tobacco knife with a canted wooden handle attached to a straight wrought iron rod that is split at the tip and welded around a sheet iron blade. The blade's edge is parallel to handle.
Notes The University of Kentucky began collecting in 1957 for the Kentucky Life Museum, an endeavor to "provide a permanent place for the hundreds of articles that have had a bearing upon the way people in Kentucky lived and worked..." Eventually, Waveland entered the Kentucky State Park System and was reinterpreted as a house museum. These artifacts were transfered as part of that reinterpretation.
Collection Waveland State Historic Site Collection
Subjects Tools
Tobacco industry
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Tobacco Industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS