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This small pocket knife was recovered during excavations in 1972-1973 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University). It was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The archeological site in Morris County was the location of the Baker House, which burned in 1862. The knife was cleaned by electrolysis, which uses chemicals and electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact. Faint traces of a figure appear on each side of the knife. One side also has faint lettering, although only two letters could be recognized: "AS."

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 444325
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444325

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