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Object name Knife, Shohet
Description Shohet's knife, cattle, bone handle with wooden case lined with brown felt. Some rust stains. Case of roughly fashioned unvarnished wood with screw hinge at top.
Collection National Museum of American Jewish History
Credit line Gift of Dr. Jeanette S. Pontz and Joseph Silberman
Object ID number 1979.3.3 a-b
Date 1900-1970
Place of Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
People Silberman, Jacob
Subjects Kashrut
Ritual object
Width (inches) 2.13
Dimension Details Length is when fully opened; see diagram in image management for more exact measurements.

Object file says the knife's overall length is 14.5", and the blade is 1.5" wide, while the wooden case is 20.5" long and 2" wide.