Combined knife and fork

Combined knife and fork belonging to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). One of a number he used after the loss of his right arm at Santa Cruz in 1797. Unmarked silver three-pronged fork with a separate steel blade attached by a screw alongside the prongs. The head is mounted in an ivory handle and is engraved on the back with a ducal coronet and initials 'NB' . It has a shaped silk-lined red leather case.

Object Details

ID: REL0115
Collection: Relics
Type: Combined knife and fork
Display location: Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Date made: 1797-1805
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 187 x 25 mm
Parts: Combined knife and fork

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