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SOLD SOLD (13/12) Victorian English Large Mortons Of Sheffield Kentuckian Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Brass Fittings & Stag Horn Scales & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 14760 - 14760
William Morton & Sons Sheffield were first listed in directories in 1876 at the old Rockingham Works 175 Rockingham Street, Sheffield as makers of pocket knives and sports knives (see page 231 of the Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an impressive original Victorian Bowie knife made by Mortons of Sheffield. The heavy polished steel Bowie blade is 254mm long, 50mm broad at its widest and 8mm thick. The knife measures 381mm overall length. The blade is inscribed on one side ‘Mortons Of Sheffield Knife Makers’ together with pistol and gunsmoke cloud motif & wording ‘A Kentuckian –Bold In Battle Honorable In Peace’. The back of the blade has hand tooled scalloped decoration. The knife has a tooled brass cross guard and thick Stag horn scales laid on brass plates with brass pommel sections. The scales are secured by 5 brass pins. The Bowie comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop which we have had made for this impressive Bowie. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14760

AS FOUND, UN-MESSED WITH, WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched & Blued Blade By Eickhorn Solingen With Part Of Its Original Officer’s Cord & Scabbard With Original Hanger Strap. Sn 15295 - 15295
An original, German Kriegsmarine Dagger & Scabbard in as found un-messed with condition. The Dagger has a clean 10” long dagger blade, etched & blued on both sides with marine fouled Anchors together with scroll work panels. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct Ivory hue resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. The hilt is bound with part of an original Officer’s cord which has surface wear. It is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. The scabbard has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. Accompanying this piece is its original hanger strap with which it was found. The velvet backed strap has its original Lion’s head bosses buckle and 2 hanging hooks. One hook is absent its sprung prong, the other has the prong present but the spring mechanism does not function. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15295

SOLD SOLD (03/01) Winchester Boxed .30-30 Cartridge Limited Edition 110th Anniversary Commemorative 2 Knife Set With Medallion. ED 2217 - ED 2217
This is a Winchester .30-30 limited edition, 110th anniversary commemorative 2 knife boxed set with medallion made in 2005 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Winchester 30-30 rifle cartridge developed in 1895 as their first smokeless cartridge. The cartridge was made for their Model 94 lever action rifle. This commemorative set comprised of a 5 ½ inch blade bowie knife with a 2 ½ inch blade folding pocket knife. Both knives have rosewood grips and brass fittings. Both the knives are etched on the blade WINCHESTER .30-30 LIMITED EDITION 1895 -2005. The set is complete with its pin backed metal badge showing a mounted cowboy with the cartridge superimposed and 110th anniversary. The set is encased its original tin, the lid having a colour picture of 2 hunters with a stag they have just shot and WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. .30-30 COMMEMORATIVE KNIFE SET. There is also the original paper description inside the tin. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2217

1912-1913 English Sheffield Silver Sterling Silver Hallmarked Blade Folding Fruit Knife By W V & S With Mother Of Pearl Scales & Escutcheon With Monogram ‘E.B.S’ In Period Preston’s Ltd, Bolton Case. Sn 15103 - 15103
A 1912 to 1913 hallmarked silver bladed fruit knife with mother of pearl scales. The slabs are made from quality pieces of mother of pearl and are clean and undamaged. One slab has an inlaid silver shield escutcheon with inscribed monogram ‘E.B.S’. It has a 2 ½” single edged folding hallmarked silver blade Sheffield 1912-13. The unknown makers stamp ‘WV & S’ is incorporated in the hallmark (all illustrated). The blade is clean. The knife measures 6” when open and 3 ½” closed. It is carried in its period fitted, leather covered wood case with hinged lid and press stud catch opener. The case is lined in purple felt and white silk. The silk is ink stamped by the retailer Preston’s ltd Bolton (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15103

WW2 Era Swiss Army Officer’s Model 1943 (M43) Dagger By Elsener Schwyz With Officer’s Cord, Portepee & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 15189 - 15189
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era Swiss Army Officer's M43 Dagger. It has a clean 8 ¼”' double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and measures 13 ¼” overall. The blade is stamped by the manufacturer Elsener Schwyz. The reverse is numbered ‘31910’. It has a nickel-plated cross guard and pommel & hardwood scales secured by nickel plated screw bolts. The hilt is fitted with an original, clean, undamaged Officer’s red ribbon cord with bullion stitching and white portepee. Its original black painted metal scabbard is in the same excellent condition and has a fixed belt bar fitted with leather tab belt hanger which has a nickel plated sprung hanging clip. The rear of the scabbard is stamped ‘S’. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15189

Early 20th Century Imperial German Clamshell Deer Hunting Dagger / Sidearm, Ornate Brass Fittings & Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 15136 - 15136
This is an excellent original early 20th Century Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has a ribbed antique Ivory hilt with heavy ornate brass fittings including swept cross guard with acorn finials and cast oak leaf & acorn centre panel on one side, large clamshell cast with Deer in the field scene, ribbed ferrule and butt cap with cast hunter in period costume & dogs pursuing Deer scene. The hilt has its original green felt washer. Its 16” single edged steel blade has fullers and medial ridge towards the tip. The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. It measures 21 ¾” overall. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. The weapon is complete with its original black leather scabbard with rear seam, brass throat mount and chape. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15136

Victorian English George Woodhead Sheffield ‘Californian’ Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Ivory Bulrush Carved Handle & Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. Sn 15191 - 15191
The English cutler George Woodhead is recorded at 7 Lambert Street, Sheffield in 1841 and 36 Howard Street, Sheffield in 1851. This is a Victorian Bowie knife made by Woodhead at his Howard Street address. It has a 7” long deep Bowie blade. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the makers name and address ‘Woodhead Howard St Sheffield' and beautifully etched on one side with ‘American Eagle Carrying a Sack of Money’ motif and ‘Californian Bowie Knife’ together with banners ‘I Can Dig Gold From Quartz’ and ‘Californian Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That Is Wrong’. It has an ornate German silver ferrule and oval cross guard. The contoured antique Ivory handle is hand carved with a deep cut Bulrush design. It is complete with its brown leather scabbard with German silver mounts. The chape has a ball end finial and the throat mount has a frog stud. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15191

RARE, WW1 Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine Naval Officer's Dagger By WKC (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen) & Scabbard. Sn 15192 - 15192
The Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine (German Navy) was created at the time of the formation of the German Empire. It existed between 1871 and 1919, growing out of the small Prussian Navy and Norddeutsche Bundesmarine, which primarily had the mission of coastal defense. Kaiser Wilhelm II greatly expanded the Navy, and enlarged its mission. This is an excellent WW1 era Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine Officer's dagger. It has the correct ivory hue resin grip with thick silver wire binding and cross guard with cast Marine rope fouled anchor design. The pommel is the correct cast Imperial Crown with shield panels featuring Imperial Eagles and Tutonic Crosses. The 12 ¾” long double edged dagger blade with double fullers is clean. One side of the blade has a crisp Medieval helmet trade mark of WKC (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen). The cross guard has the correct friction fit clasp which secures it neatly in its original brass scabbard which is decorated with etched foliate and lightning bolts. It also has twin rings and relief knotted rope suspensions. The price for this rare WW1 dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 15192

Inter War Native Nepalese Hand Crafted Bone Handled Kukri With 2 Skinning Knives & Leather Scabbard With Brass Fittings ‘Nepal’ Badge & Mounted With Nepalese Coins. Sn 15163 - 15163
A very good hand crafted bone handled Nepalese Kukri, complete with scabbard and two skinning knives. The knife has a heavy 10 ½” polished steel curved kukri blade which has a single edge and hand tooled decoration. As is typical of the Kukri form blade it is 'notched' near to the hilt. The blade is clean sharp and undamaged. It measures 15” overall. The handle is carved polished bone with brass ferrule and pommel cap. The scabbard is black leather covered wood, mounted with brass ‘Nepal’ badge, ornate floral tooled brass mount, brass stud chevrons and 5 Nepalese copper coins The throat of the scabbard has 52 open top pockets which contain its original 2 small wood handled skinning knives with crude 1 ¼” single edged steel blades. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15163

MINT, English Large 'Fred James' Sheffield Made 'America Land Of The Free & Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Polished Horn Scales, Embossed Mythical Hybrid Horse / Leopard Brass Pommel & Leather Scabbard. Sn 9266 - 9266
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife maker. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This Fred James Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife has polished horn scales secured with steel pins. The brass pommel sections are embossed on both sides with a mythical hybrid Horse / Leopard figure. It has a brass cross guard and the 9” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "America Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Brave". The ricasso is stamped "F. W. James Sheffield". The scabbard is black leather with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 9266
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