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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

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 2226 - ED 2226
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 & horn coffin shaped scales. The scales are secured to the tang by two 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 2226
£345.00

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

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
£395.00

**SOLD**SOLD**23/8**WW2 Era British Military Ghurkha Kukri & Scabbard. ED 2261 - ED 2261
This is an original British Ghurkha Military Kukri. It has a 12 ¾” inch single edged Kukri blade & measures 17 ½”overall. The wood scales are secured by two large rivets and it has a steel pommel plate. The blade has fullers and correct notch near to the hilt. The blade is undamaged and has staining consistent with age and use, but no rust. It comes with its original leather bound wood scabbard which is undamaged. The leather has light scuffs consistent with age and service use. The scabbard has a small brass chape. The blade has a small inspection mark (illustrated in image 2). there are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2261
£0.00

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. 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

Large John Nowill & Sons, Sheffield ‘The Imperial’ Bowie knife With Polished Horn Scales, Brass Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard With Tooled Decoration. Sn 15372:10 - 15372:10
The Nowill familly are recorded as Sheffield cutler's since the 16th Century. The family traded under various names and Trademarks until John Nowill acquired the 'crossed keys' trademark in 1842. They produce excellent knives and tools using the best of materials and traditional know how that can only come from over three hundred years in the business. This is an excellent, large Bowie Knife by John Nowill & Sons. It has a 10 ¼” deep swept single edged polished Bowie blade which is 1 ¾” at its widest. The blade has fullers & back of the blade has a section of scalloped decoration. The blade has small areas of staining but no damage. It is marked at the ricasso 'Nowill & Sons Sheffield together with 'Crossed Keys' Trademark. It has a brass cross guard. One side of the cross guard is crisply signed ricasso 'Nowill & Sons Sheffield together with 'Crossed Keys' Trademark, the reverse has ‘The Imperial’ with Crossed Keys Trademark. The undamaged polished horn scales are secured by brass rivets and it has a large brass Lion’s head pommel. It is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with tooled decoration, single large belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are undamaged, clean & intact. The price for this impressive Bowie by a renowned Sheffield Cutler includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:10
£295.00

**SOLD**SOLD**5/9**C1840 Victorian English C.J. Johnson Western Works Sheffield Horseman's Multi Bladed Folding Clasp Knife With 7 Blades / Tools & Antique Ivory Scales. ED 2255 - ED 2255
This is a C1840 Sheffield made Horseman's Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by C.J. Johnson Western Works Sheffield . The knife has 3 fold out tools, 1 removable spike tool and screw driver tip. The 2 ¾” single edged blade is signed by the makers. The smaller single edged blade is 2” length and also signed by the maker. The tools which can be seen in the images fold neatly into its steel frame which has antique ivory scales secured by steel pins. The scales are undamaged, stable and secure. One scale is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The back of the frame has a shackle. Slotted into one of the scales is a spike tool. Closed the knife measures 4” length. The length with larger blade open measures 6 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2255
£0.00
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