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Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Polished Wood Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. ED 2180 - ED 2180
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 10" long with a decorative scalloped back edge. The knife measures 15 1/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an ornate scalloped cross guard. Its grips are polished hard wood secured with four pins, the tang has a hand worked ornate edge on both sides, visbile between the grips. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2180
£545.00

Near Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Mother of Pearl Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 13020 - 13020
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 10" long with a false back edge, it is 1 1/2" wide at its widest point. The knife measures 14 3/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an nickel cross guard. Its grips are Mother of Pearl with polished nickel ornate 'Lion' image pommel. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13020
£545.00

***SOLD*** (Layaway 18/05/17) Near Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Mother of Pearl Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 13019 - 13019
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 11" long with a false back edge. The knife measures 16” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an ornate scalloped cross guard. Its grips are Mother of Pearl with polished nickel pommel and blank un-engraved lozenges inlaid into them either side. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13019
£0.00

Mint Condition Massive David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Horses Head Pommell, Mother of Pearl Grip And Leather Sheath. Sn 13016 - 13016
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This high quality, massive hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is a huge 12" long with decorative scalloped back edge. The knife measures 18 1/2” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a very ornate horses head pommel with worked cross guard with hand tooled decoration and ornate ferrules. Its grip is Mother of Pearl. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with stitched belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13016
£675.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD MINT, Victorian Era English Wilkinson London & Sheffield, Finest Sword Steel, Bowie Knife With German Silver Fittings & Chequered Buffalo Horn Scales Retailed In India By Walter Locke & Co Ltd Calcutta & Lahore With Scabbard. ED 2159 - ED 2159
Besides being well known as sword makers Wilkinson produced some of the most historically important knives (see page 213 of the London Knife Book by Flook). This is a near mint, quality made, Victorian era Bowie by Wilkinson. It is 12” overall length with a clean 7 ½” Bowie blade. The blade is marked on one side by the maker ‘Wilkinson London & Sheffield’. The reverse at the ricasso is marked with ‘W’ above crown mark and ‘Finest Sword Steel’ and along the blade by the retailer ‘Walter Locke & Co Ltd Calcutta & Lahore’. It has a tooled German Silver cross guard, grip frame and stepped pommel. The scales are chequered polished Buffalo horn secured by 4 German Silver rivets. The scales are in similar near mint condition. The Bowie is complete with its original brown leather open top scabbard with integral belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration on one side and a stitched seam to the rear. All leather and stitching is clean and intact. Price for this quality knife which would have been an expensive item in the Victorian era includes UK delivery. ED 2159
£0.00

Solid Silver Souvenier Folding Pen Knife 1902-1903 Walker & Hall Sheffield Hallmarks Engraved ‘Souvenier Of Voyage By Elder Dempster’s (Shipping Line) RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Oron Emily’ (RMS Oron Was Captured By Germany During WW1). Sn 14008 - 14008
Elder Dempster & Company, Limited, was formed in 1852 as the African Steam Ship Company, Limited, with a contract to carry mails from London via Plymouth to Madeira, Teneriffe and the West Coast of Africa. Elder, Dempster & Company, Limited, was formed in 1910. One of Dempster’s line was the Royal Mail Ship Oron. Built in 1898 the ship was captured during WW1 in 1914 by Germany at Hamburg. In 1918 it was returned to Dempster's and later sold to Spain, renamed Paz de Epalza. This is a contemporary quality souvenier pen knife in remembrance of a voyage on the Oron. It has a solid sterling silver 2 ¾” single edged folding blade and measures 6" when open. It has sterling silver scales. Both scales are hallmarked. The hallmarks are for Sheffield 1902-03 and Walker & Hall manufacturer (the Sheffield based Cutler George Walker is recorded as operating as a 'knife forger' in 1845. In 1853 the firm was joined by Henry Hall of Worcester and became 'Walker & Hall' based at the Elecro Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. Walker & Hall are believed to have been the biggest employer in the cutlery trade prior to WW1. See page 284 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). One scale is engraved ‘Souvenier of voyage by Elder Dempster’s RMS Oron Emily’. Price for this knife which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14008
£375.00

QUALITY, Victorian Era German Silver Mounted Barrel Knife With Finnish Birch Handle Additional Concealed Blade Hinged Butt Cap With Heraldic Arms To Jones Of Caton Lancaster & Motto ‘Vince Malum Bono’ (Overcome Evil With Good), 2 Piece Scabbard. Sn 13980 - 13980
This quality barrel knife would have been an expensive purchase for any Victorian Gentleman. It s handle is wood most likely a cross-section of a fat ellipse Karellian Birch from Finland. The knife has a 3” single edged steel blade with hand tooled decorative back edge & the spine has German Silver inlay. The knife measures 7” overall and has a German Silver ferrule and butt cap with hinged lid. The top of the lid has what appears to be heraldic arms together with Latin motto ‘Vince Malum Bono’ (Overcome Evil With Good). We believe the arms and motto to belong to Jones Of Caton Lancaster. The hinged lid opens to reveal the hollowed out barrel body which conceals a smaller knife similar in construction to the larger knife but with solid body, fixed German Silver butt cap and smaller 1 ½” blade (4” overall). The knife is complete with its original 2 piece leather bound wood scabbard which has German Silver mounts. The wood is undamaged and complete but the surface of the leather has areas of wear consistent with age and use which can be seen in the images. Price for this unusual quality Victorian Gentleman’s piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13980
£395.00

An Excellent William Rodgers Of Sheffield, England Ebony Handled Bowie Knife & Black Leather Sheath. Sn 13889 - 13889
This is a top quality bowie knife by the premier Sheffield knife maker William Rodgers. It is clearly marked on one side of the blade with "William Rodgers Sheffield, England". The grips are black ebony, chequered and held in place by one pin. The polished blade measures 4 3/4" long. The scabbard is top quality black leather with a belt loop riveted to the back. These knives were often carried by officers in WW1. (See 'The Sheffield Knife Book' by Geoffrey Tweedale page 257-265 and Ron Flooks ' British & Commonwealth Military Knives' pages 23, plate 29 for a WW1 knife of a similar style with a knuckleduster). A top quality knife in excellent condition by a premier Sheffield maker. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13889
£345.00

Edwardian 1901-1910 Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ebony Handled Bowie Knife & Black Leather Sheath. Sn 13888 - 13888
This is a beautifully marked bowie knife by the premier Sheffield knife maker of the Victorian and Edwardian era. It is clearly marked on one side of the 5 3/4" long polished blade with "E.R." and a Crown over "J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England" denoting manufacture in the Edwardian era of 1901-1910. The other side of the blade carries the corporate mark of an asterisk and a Maltese Cross. The grips are black ebony, chequered and held in place by one pin. The scabbard is top quality black leather with a belt loop riveted to the back. These knives were often carried by officers in WW1. (See 'The Sheffield Knife Book' by Geoffrey Tweedale page 257-265 and Ron Flooks ' British & Commonwealth Military Knives' pages 23, plate 29 for a WW1 knife of a similar style with a knuckleduster). A top quality knife in excellent condition by a premier Sheffield maker. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13888
£395.00

RARE, WW2 British Middle East Brass 'Deaths' Head' Knuckle Guard Commando Knife & Scabbard. With provenance. Sn 13874 - 13874
This dagger was issued to Leonard William Morris who served with the Durham Light Infantry before transferring to the Airbourne Division and in the latter part of WW2 served in the far east fighting the Japanese. It was given by him to his nephew from whom we acquired it. The manufacture of these Commando knives were influenced by members of the WW2 Middle East Commando who went to India and then China to form 'Mission 204'. An example of this knife is shown on page 208 plate 503 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. This is an excellent original example of the rare Middle East Commando knife. It has the correct 'deaths' head' cast brass grip with finger rings & 'cog wheel' type protrusions on the knuckle grip. Its 6" steel single edged Bowie type blade is undamaged. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. As is common with these knives it does not have any manufacturers marks (see pages 32-35 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). It is complete with its correct original heavy duty leather scabbard with rear belt loop & retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this piece of British Commando history includes UK delivery. Sn 13874
£1,675.00
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