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Knife

Date: c 1955
Dimensions:
Overall: 266 x 33 x 8 mm, 0.2 kg
Medium: Bone, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Ivan Solomon
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Knife
Object No: 00030885
Place Manufactured:Nihon

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    Description
    This knife and the tools and sheath associated with it were used by a waterside worker between 1955 and 1990.
    SignificanceThis personal item, well cared for, are part of the material culture of the waterside.
    HistoryBefore containers, cargoes were loaded and unloaded from ships using nets. Ivan Solomon used these tools to make such nets for the James Patrick Gear Store between 1955 and 1990. Several types of nets were made, one type hung over the side of the ship to catch any stray items of cargo, another type had a wire centre and was used to carry frozen meat.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Knife

    Primary title: SHEATH KNIFE

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