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The master butter knife shown here was recovered from the Thomas Johnson/Henry Williams Dugout site during excavations at the 2007 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school. Master butter knives have a sabre shape with a sharp pointed end, but a dull edge. They were used to serve, but not spread, butter. Both sides of the blade and handle have a somewhat art deco pattern. This domestic site was related to the settlement of Nicodemus, Kansas, an all black community in western Kansas.

Date: 1877-1910

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Item Number: 442311
Call Number: 14GH102-561-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442311

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