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Cutlery set

Expedition: British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod)
Materials: Unknown
Dimensions: 22mm (width), 190mm (length); 22mm (width), 180mm (length)
Date: 1907-1909
Ref no: Y: 2011/67/4a-b

A cutlery set, consisiting of a knife (a) and a three-pronged fork (b), which belonged to Henry J.L. Dunlop, first engineer on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09 (Nimrod). The word 'attaché' is inscribed on the blade of the knife.

Physical description:

knife (a): The knife has a dark wooden handle, made in two parts and originally fixed with three brass (?) pins/rivets, and a brass (?) ferrule. The upper two are missing, and only the lower pin/rivet pierces both sides of the handle. The blade of the knife is 15mm wide and 98mm long, and is inscribed with the word 'Attaché'. One side is more tarnished/corroded than the other.

fork (b): The fork has a dark wooden handle, made in two parts and originally fixed with three brass (?) pins/rivets, and a brass (?) ferrule. The upper two are missing, and only the lower pin/rivet pierces both sides of the handle. The head of the fork has three prongs, and is 19mm wide and 78mm long. It has no maker's or other marks. One side is more tarnished/corroded than the other.

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