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Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2104
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Knife blade bought from the Inuit by the McClintock Search Expedition on 3 March 1859, near Cape Victoria, on the Boothia Peninsula. The item is made from materials salvaged from discarded equipment belonging to the Franklin expedition. It has a triangular steel blade with two reinforcing plates attached which retain one copper and two steel rivets. Referred to By McClintock as 'one knife without a handle'. A Royal Naval Museum number has been painted in white on the handle '(6)'.
Date made 1848-1859

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Nunavut
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials steel; copper
Measurements 210 x 35 x 12 mm
  • Knife (AAA2104)
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