This is a 14 inch butcher knife with a wooden handle.
The wooden handle is rectangular and reddish-brown in color. Three metal rivets secure the tang to the handle. The shape of the handle is simple and almost completely rectangular, except that the butt of the handle is slightly wider than the top where the bolster is.
As the blade begins, the blade cheek starts out about one inch wide, very quickly becoming more slender, and then widens to about one and a half inches as it gets closer to the tip. About an inch or two from the tip, the spine of the knife curves up bringing the blade to a sharp point at the end.
This knife displays the expected rough and worn patina of an aged and frequently used kitchen utensil; the blade showing signs of rust and slight discoloration.
Donated by Mary G. Gatsis. Knives from a restaurant owned by her father, George J. Gatsis.
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Knife, February 27, 2013, 1930 – 1940, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9566. Accessed 11/28/23.