Medical Schools were behind a lot of grave robbing during the 1800s. John Scott was most famous for Ohio grave robbing, Various ways were created to prevent grave robbing such as exploding shells buried underground with coffins.
This was a knife crafted by a mental patient from the 1800s and the object was made precisely and whoever the patient was, they took their time on this artifact. The knife was believed made for an escape or the possibility of killing a nurse.
"Just as reasonable is it, to reckon women inferior to men, because their talents are in general not adapted to tread the horrid path of war, nor to trace the mazes and intricacies of science." (Alexander, 59)