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Folding Knife, USS San Diego, #2017-008-009

An undecorated wooden handle of a folding knife. It is made up of two pieces of wood connected by two pins. A partial iron blade is located inside the wood, not seen in picture.
Title: Folding Knife, USS San Diego, #2017-008-009
Caption: A folding pocketknife recovered from the WWI-era armored cruiser USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
Description: The folding pocketknife, recovered from USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6), has a wooden handle with a partial iron blade located inside the handle. These knives were equipped with a square, folding blade, which made cutting rope on a moving ship safer and easier.
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  • Underwater Archaeology
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  • Artifact
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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