Paper knife made from H.M.S. 'Resolute'

Paper knife made from part of a beam from HMS 'Resolute'. 'RESOLUTE' is carved in in cut-out work along handle.

Object Details

ID: REL0561
Collection: Relics
Type: Paper knife
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, McClintock, 1857-1859
Vessels: Resolute (purchased 1850)
Date made: circa 1879; before 1894
People: Hamilton, Richard Vesey
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall: 3 mm x 253 mm x 36 mm

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