1995.018.002

Catalog Date: 
03/30/2004
Gparent: 
4: T&E For Materials
Classes: 
cutlery
Collection: 
Josephine Lecona Miller Collection
Date: 
1920s-?
Object Name: 
Knife, Chef's
Owned: 
George Weigle, Josephine Lecona Miller
Parent: 
Food Processing T&E
People: 
Weigle, George Miller, Josephine Lecona
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
1995
Record From: 
Josephine (Jo) Miller
Subjects: 
cooking utensils sheep herding
Single-edged metal (plain carbon steel) knife with a light-colored wooden (oak) handle. Chef's or utility knife. The knife blade begins to widen one-third of the way to the end. Two-thirds of the way down the blade the spine of the knife has a bump, corresponding to the curving up of the edge of the knife, coming to a point at the end of the spine. The blade has a full tang. There is no guard on the handle. There are two parts to the handle, one on either side of the tang, held in place with two brass pins. One side of the handle is unfinished wood with no printing. The other side is also unfinished, but has "Ka bar" stamped into the wood. This knife company has been in business since April 29, 1897, and adopted the name Ka-Bar in the 1920s. Ka-Bar knives have been the standard issue fighting/utility knife in the United States Marine Corps since ca. 1942. This knife is from the George Weigle Sheep Company.