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Combined knife and fork

REL0115
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Collection Relics
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID REL0115
Description Combined knife and fork belonging to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). One of a number he used after the loss of his right arm at Santa Cruz in 1797. Unmarked silver three-pronged fork with a separate steel blade attached by a screw alongside the prongs. The head is mounted in an ivory handle and is engraved on the back with a ducal coronet and initials 'NB' . It has a shaped silk-lined red leather case.
Date made 1797-1805

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver; steel; ivory
Measurements Overall: 187 x 25 mm
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