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Title Shank (knife) from Old Prison
Object Name Knife
Description A metal blade "shank" and a dark brown wooden handle with brass collar. Attributed to a prisoner in the Kentucky Pennitenriary of Frankfort who was said to have used it in an attack.
Date 1900
Notes a shank (knife) made by a prisoner in the old prison (the prison guard who lived at 352 Holmes Street took it from the prisoner. The shank allegedly killed three people),
Catalog Number 2004.46.2