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British Knives and Bowies

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WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16190 - 16190
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened, ribbed handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 176 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in very good condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. One of the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs has been contemporarily cut back. It has its original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16190
£495.00

Victorian Scottish T. Chapman Glasgow Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Hilt & Scabbard German Silver Fittings. Sn 16150 - 16150
This is a very good Victorian era spear point bowie. The 13 ½” long, bowie has a solid curved stag horn hilt with polished horn pommel cap. It has a steel finger guard holed for scabbard retaining clip and an 8 ¼”single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked at the ricasso ‘T. Chapman Glasgow’. The blade is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has a nickel silver throat mount with belt bar, scabbard retainig clip which functions as it should & chape. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16150
£795.00

Victorian Geo Fisher, Sheffield, ‘SD’ Etched Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16148 - 16148
This is a very good Victorian era spear point bowie. The 12” long, bowie has stag horn scales secured by steel pins. It has a nickel silver finger guard and a 7 ¾” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked crisply at the ricasso,' SD' and also has ‘Geo Fisher Sheffield’. The blade is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has a nickel silver throat mount with locket & chape with ball end. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The scabbard’s chape has several minor dents consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16148
£895.00

Victorian Era, Thomas Ellin & Co Sheffield ‘My Country My Honour’ Bowie Knife With Antique Ivory Handle, German Silver Mounts, Clamshell Form Pommel, Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 16149 - 16149
The Sheffield cutlers Thomas Ellin & Co was founded By Thomas Ellin (1771-1845). By the 1840’s the Company the business address was Sylvester Gardens Sheffield. In the 19th century the business expanded and was the first to employ steam driven saws for cutting ivory, horn & bone. The Company moved into manufacture of large Bowies when American & British Empire markets expanded in the Victorian era (see page 186 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an attractive Victorian era Bowie Knife by Ellin & Co. It measures 15 ¼” overall with a 9 ½” bowie blade popular in the mid 1800’s. The ricasso is stamped by the maker ‘T.Ellin & Co Sheffield’. The clean blade has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘My Country’ the reverse ‘And Honour’ . The elegantly shaped antique ivory handle is undamaged. The ribbed ferrule, Clamshell form pommel and cross guard are German Silver. The dagger is complete with its original brown leather open top scabbard with belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16149
£575.00

Victorian Pre 1876 William Morton Sheffield Spear Point Bowie Knife With Buffalo Horn Scales, Folding Cork Screw, Removable Spike & Tweezers With Leather Scabbard. Sn 16151 - 16151
The date William Morton launched his knife making business is unknown but he is listed as a spring knife maker in Darnall in 1868. 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 excellent Victorian era folding Bowie Knife by William Morton in its original leather scabbard. The knife's 6 ¾” spear point bowie blade has just light staining consistent with age. The knife measures 11 ¼” overall length. The blade is crisply marked on one side with the manufacturer’s name ‘W. Morton Sheffield’ together with the manufacturer’s ‘Weighing Scales’ trade mark. It has undamaged chequered Buffalo horn scales which are slotted for original removable tools which consist of a 3 ¾” pin sharp steel spike and a pair of steel tweezers. It has a German Silver finger guard. The steel grip frame incorporates a folding cork screw. The knife is complete with original open top brown leather scabbard which has an integral single leather belt loop. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK Delivery. Sn 16151
£875.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/04) Victorian Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield Large Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16152 - 16152
Joseph Rodgers & Sons were first established as cutlers at ‘Holy Croft’ Sheffield C1724. By 1780 the firm was firmly established and well known for making quality knives. Having outgrown their Holy Croft premises moved to what was to become their worldwide famous address 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield. Originally making small edged weapons the Company moved into manufacture of large Bowies when American & British Empire markets expanded in the Victorian era (see pages 19 and 248-249 of Joseph Rodgers & Sons By Domenech where Rodger’s Bowies similar to our example are illustrated). This is an excellent Victorian era large spear point bowie made at Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street premises. The 15 ½” long, bowie has stag horn scales secured by nickel silver pins. One scale has a void nickel silver oval mount. It has a nickel silver finger guard and a 9 ¾” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked crisply at the ricasso,' J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England'. The reverse is stamped with Rodgers Tutonic type cross trade marks. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop, nickel silver throat mount & chape which have some service wear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact (similar scabbards are also illustrated on page 248 of Domenech’s book). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16152
£0.00

MINT, Large ‘I*XL Californian’ Bowie Knife By Geo Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works Sheffield With Coffin Handle & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. ED 2416 - ED 2416
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wostenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wostenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive, near mint, I*XL Bowie Knife made by Geo Wostenholm & Son at their Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ¾” long deep swept bowie blade which is 1 ¾” 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 American Eagle and ‘California Knife’ (all illustrated). It has a brass cross guard & slab wood scales secured by brass pins. The Bowie comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler handmade, 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. ED 2416
£475.00

RESERVED RESERVED 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. ED 2415 - ED 2415
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 10” long, 2” broad at its widest and 8mm thick. The knife measures 15” 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 black 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. ED 2415
£595.00

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. ED 2414 - ED 2414
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wostenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wostenholm 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 Wostenholm 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 handmade, 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. ED 2414
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 29/03) RARE, ONE OF ONLY 1400, British WD Military Issue 1951 Contract WSC (Wilkinson Sword Company) Kukri With 1 WSC Skinner & Scabbard. Sn 16133:2 - 16133:2
This is a rare to find Wilkinson Sword Military issue Kukri. Wilkinson made only 1400 of these Kukris in 1951 (see page 124 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). These Kukris made in the traditional style to a high quality with the only unusual feature being a plated pommel cap. The sturdy military grade weapon is 16” overall with a 5” wood handle which has carved decoration, white metal and brass fittings. The curved 12” blade is sharp and the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’ near to the hilt. The polished blade is undamaged. One side of the blade is correctly marked ‘51’ (1951) over ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company). The reverse has a small inspection mark with WD arrow and what appears to be ‘37d’. The hilt has wood scales secured by plated rivets. The scales with central ridge to assist grip are undamaged. The Kukri has one of its original 2 small skinners. The skinner measures 6” overall with a curved 3 ½” steel blade with notch near to the hilt. One side of the blade is manufacturer marked ‘WSC’ below what appears to be a small indistinct inspection mark. The skinner has an undamaged solid wood hilt. The scabbard made of wood is covered in black leather. It has a plated brass chape and 2 small pockets for skinners at the throat. The scabbard has just light surface wear consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16133:2
£0.00
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