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SOLD SOLD (07/11) WW2 1945 British Military Bisby Sheffield Folding Machete / Fighting Knife With Blade Guard. ED 883 / 15818 - ED 883 / 15818
This is an original WW2 dated British Military folding machete / fighting knife. This example has a riveted handle and tin blade cover. The machete measures 16" extended & 11 ¼” folded. The 9 ¾” blade has some staining consistent with age & service use. The blade is marked by the manufacturer "A.H. Bisby & Co Ltd Sheffield" & dated “1945” ( in the 1940s the company supplied stock to the British Government). It's black grips secure & undamaged. One grip has a contemporary hand carved stylised monogram which appears to be ‘AAF’. ‘A.F’ is repeated on the cross guard. The Machete's folding lock action operated by thumb lever at the cross guard works as it should. The lever is numbered ‘21’. The grip frame at the butt end has a lanyard ring. The price includes UK delivery. ED 883 / 15818
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**SOLD**SOLD**28/11**MINT. Wolstenholme, Sheffield Bowie Knife And Scabbard. ED 882 - ED 882
This is a near mint handmade bowie knife by Wolstenholme, one of the premier knife makers of Sheffield who was established in 1785 . The knife has a length of 10 ¼ inches with a blade length of 6 1/8 inches. The knife has a brass crossguard which is stamped with the Wolstenholme trademark, WOLSTENHOLME over IXL and SHEFFIELD ENGLAND contained within a small oval. The ricasso is stamped IXL on one side and MADE IN SHEFFIELD. The pommel is held to the blade by two steel pins. The stag horn grips are held to the blade with four steel pins. The knife is contained in its original hand tooled brown leather scabbard which is stamped IXL to the front and the Arms of Sheffield to the rear. This is a very nice bowie knife by a famous Sheffield maker. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 882
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MINT. Wolstenholme, Sheffield Bowie Knife And Scabbard. ED 879 - ED 879
This is a near mint handmade bowie knife by Wolstenholme, one of the premier knife makers of Sheffield. The knife has a length of 11 ¼ inches with a blade length of 6 ¼ inches. The knife has a brass crossguard which is stamped with the Wolstenholme trademark, WOLSTENHOLME over IXL and SHEFFIELD ENGLAND contained within a small oval. The other side of the pommel is stamped MADE IN SHEFFIELD. The pommel is held to the blade by two steel pins. The stag horn grips are held to the blade with five steel pins. The knife is contained in its original hand tooled brown leather scabbard which is stamped IXL to the front and the Arms of Sheffield over KS and MADE ON SHEFFIELD to the rear. The scabbard has a press stud fastener to secure the knife. This is a good heavy bowie knife by a famous Sheffield maker. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 879
£325.00

MINT Pat Mitchell Knife In Original Brown Leather Scabbard. ED 878 - ED 878
This is a near mint hand crafted knife made from the 1970s by the husband and wife team of Stuart and Pat Mitchell who operated from the Portland works in Sheffield from 1957 and now are sadly deceased. The company has been carried on by their son, Stuart Mitchell Jr.. All knives made by the husband and wife team were stamped Pat Mitchell SHEFFIELD ENGLAND within an oval and HAND MADE below. This knife measures 10 inches in total with a blade of 5 ¼ inches long. The crossguard and pommel are made of brass with stag horn grips held on by four brass pins. The pommes is pierced for a lanyard which is made of leather. The scabbard is made from brown leather with a press stud strap to hold the knife secure. The front of the scabbard is stamped with an unknown crest and the rear carries the Arms of Sheffield. This is a nice knife made by well-respected Sheffield makers. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 878
£395.00

Inter War & WW2 Era George VI Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk By Gieve With Bullion Cord & Scabbard With Monogram ‘JFWH’. Sn 15672 - 15672
This is an excellent original, English George VI Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk With Bullion Cord & Scabbard. It measures 23 1/2" overall and has an 18" etched steel blade with blued decorative foliate panels on both sides. On one side the panels incorporate the Kings Crown and Naval fouled anchor motif together with heraldic arms. The other side has the King George VI Royal Cypher & the ricasso is crisply marked with the manufacturer's name 'Gieve'. The dirk has a Brass hilt with wire bound shark skin grip, lion head pommel with lanyard ring & cross guard with Anchor & Rope centre piece & acorn finials. The hilt is fitted with original bullion cord. It is complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket & chape. The mounts are decoratively engraved and the upper mount contemporaneously etched with monogram ‘JFWH’ no doubt the name of the RN Midshipman who owned this dirk. The upper mount also has 2 hanging rings and is fitted with locking catch which snugly fits into a slot in the cross guard of the dirk and securely retains the dirk in the scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15672
£575.00

Reg Cooper of Sheffield Bowie Knife And Brown Leather Sheath. - ED 2227
This is a handmade bowie knife made by Reg Cooper of Sheffield. Reg Cooper is currently in his 80s but he still makes a few knives .Reg used to work in Trevor Abletts workshop until it closed. In January 2015, Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone was in Sheffield for and “Audience With” event, Stallone being a serious collector of knives was personally presented by Reg Cooper a 10 inch Reg Cooper knife. This knife has a 6 inch bowie blade which is stamped R. COOPER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on the ricasso. The crossguard is made of brass and the stag hour grips are held on by 4 pins the tang is decorated by scroll word to the top and bottom. The brown handmade leather sheath stamped with an eagle clutching arrows. This is an excellent bowie knife made by a Sheffield master craftsman. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2228
£225.00

Unusual Near Mint Massive Hand Tooled Bowie By David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield. ED 2225 - ED 2225
This is an unusual, near mint massive hand tooled bowie knife made by David North, one of the last cottage cutlers of Killamarsh, Sheffield. The knife is 17 ¼ inches in length with a 11 ½ inch blade. The blade has a false edge 4 ¾ inches long. The ricasso is crisply stamped David North Sheffield England. The pommel has a hybrid mythical horse with alligator skin cast into it. Both the crossguard and pommel are made of nickel. The grips are made of ivorine held on with four pins and it is inlaid with a bland silver escutcheon. The knife comes with its original brown leather scabbard with an integral belt loop. It is an impressive large bowie knife. (This knife appears to be one of a pair, one being a spear point bowie this one a plain bowie blade, stock numbers ED 2224 and ED 2225). The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2225
£675.00

Unusual Near Mint Massive Hand Tooled Spear Pointed Bowie By David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield. ED 2223 - ED 2224
This is an unusual, near mint massive hand tooled spear pointed bowie knife made by David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield. The knife is 17 ¼ inches in length with a 11 ½ inch blade with a spear point with a false edge 4 ¾ inches long. The ricasso is crisply stamped David North Sheffield England. The pommel has a hybrid mythical horse with alligator skin cast into it. Both the crossguard and pommel are made of nickel. The grips are made of ivorine held on with four pins and it is inlaid with a bland silver escutcheon. The knife comes with its original brown leather scabbard with an integral belt loop. It is unusual find a large spear point knife of this size made by David Marsh. (This knife appears to be one of a pair, this one being a spear point bowie and the other a plain bowie blade, stock numbers ED 2224 and ED 2225). The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2224
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 21/09) Superb Near Mint Large Bowie Knife And Sheath By John Nowill And Sons Of Sheffield. ED 2223 - ED 2223
This is a superb near mint bowie knife made by one of the most respected makers in Sheffield who have been making knives since the 1840s. The 10 ½ inch blade carries the J. Nowill and Sons, Sheffield trademark D* which is still in use to this day. The crossguard and pommel are made of German silver with floral decoration. The brown buffalo horn grips are held by 5 pins. The sheath is hand made in brown leather with a retaining strap and the rear is stamped with the Sheffield coat of arms. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2223
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MINT, Large Geo Wostenholm & Son Washington Works Sheffield ‘I*XL Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave’ Coffin Handle Bowie Knife With Etched Blade & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 15372:13 - 15372:13
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wolstenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wolstenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife in near mint condition made by Geo Wolstenholm & Son at their Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ¾” long deep swept polished steel bowie blade which is 2” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and address together with Deep etched Wosenholm Sheffield detail and panel With Wostenholm address and American Mottos ‘ United States The Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave Protected By The Noble And Brave Volunteers, Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That Is Wrong’ (all illustrated). It has brass finger guard bolsters & Oak Coffin shaped scales which are each 4mm thick. The scales are secured to the tang by 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 15372:13
£345.00
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