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Victorian British Folding Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Scales & Brass Blade Guard. ED 2221 - ED 2221
This is a very good original Victorian era folding Bowie Knife in the form of similar folding Bowies by Victorian British makers. The knife's 6” Bowie blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. It has attractive Antler scales which are in great condition each secured by 5 steel pins. It has a brass cross and steel lever which releases the blade for opening. When fully extended the knife measures 9 ¾” overall when open. The knife is complete with its original small brass blade protector which has a steel thumb spur. The price includes UK Delivery. ED 2221
£295.00

RARE, MINT, Large Victorian English Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield Folding Classp Knife With Tooled Polished Buffalo Horn Scales And German Silver Fittings. Sn 15469 - Sn 15469
Joseph Rodgers had an unsurpassed reputation for knife making in the 19th century. The Star and Maltese cross were granted to Rodgers by the The Cutlers Company in 1764 and both he and later his sons continued to produce quality knives throughout the Victorian era at various premises in Sheffield including the world famous 6 Norfolk Street. Due to the high quality of their work Rodgers & Sons were awarded a Royal Warrant to make knives for her Majesty Queen Victoria. This impressive, near mint, large, folding knife was made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons at their 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield address. The clean steel single edged blade is 7” long and it measures 12” overall length when unfolded. The ricasso is crisply signed ‘6 Norfolk Street Sheffield England’ on one side and the reverse with the Companies Maltese cross trade mark. The blade is also crisply marked on one side ‘Joseph Rodgers & Sons’ and ‘To Strike fire’. The blade folds out firmly. It’s undamaged Buffalo horn scales are secure and as new with deep cut chequered design to aid grip. The scales have German silver end blocks and brass lanyard ring with matching chequered decoration. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15469
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (22/06) British WW2, 1944 Dated Military Machete And Scabbard. ED 2219 - ED 2219
This is a British WW2 1944 dated machete made by Samuel Kitchen and Company of Sheffield. These details appear on the blade together with a W.D. broad arrow. The fibre grips are secured by 3 copper rivets through copper washers. There is a hole at the top of the machete to take a wrist lanyard. One grip has broad arrow with the number 11 under it. The scabbard is the standard British pattern made of leather with 3 rivets securing the belt loop to the scabbard mouth. The face of the belt loop is impressed with the stamp SL 1944 and the W.D, broad arrow plus the number 3. See British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, pages 108 and 109. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2219
£0.00

Gentleman’s Folding Pen Knife With 1922-23 London, 9ct Gold Hallmarked Scales & Thomas Turner & Co Sheffield Stainless Steel Blades. Sn 15389 - 15389
Thomas Turner & Co. was a cutlery and tool manufacturer of Suffolk Works, Sheffield, England. They were particularly known for cutlery and knives of all kinds, and also made brick trowels, wood chisels, hand saws, and other hand tools. By the end of the 19th Century, Turner's was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. In 1822, it was listed in a Sheffield directory in Norfolk Street. Stainless steel was introduced into knife making C1913. By 1929 the company was known as Thomas Turner and Co (Sheffield). This is an excellent Gentleman’s folding pen knife by Turner Co made C1922-23. The small knife has 2 single edged stainless steel folding blades. One is 1 ½” length and the other 1” length. The large blade is stamped ‘Stainless Sheffield’ & the reverse faintly ’T.Turner Co England’. It has solid Gold finely chequered scales both stamped with small British Gold ‘9. 375’ Assay marks (illustrated). The scales are fitted with Gold hinged loop. The pen knife weighs 20 grams. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15389
£195.00

RARE LIMITED PRODUCTION, 1962 - C1965, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife By Siebe Heinke England With Spear Point Blade, Brass Fittings & Brass Scabbard. Sn 15350 - 15350
This is a hard to find, original, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard. The knife has a 1 ½” broad, 7 ¾” long double edged spear point blade with medial ridge (13 ¼” overall). The double edged blade is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Siebe Heinke Of England’ this dates the knife to 1962 - C1965. Heinke was taken over by Siebe Gorman in 1962. The dual names were only used for 2 to 3 years before the Heinke name was dispensed with. The knife has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with dense black plastic contoured grooved handle. The knife is complete with its original solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The price for this rare diver’s knife only made by Siebe Heinke for 2 to 3 years includes UK delivery. Sn 15350
£545.00

C1995 Full Size Limited Edition 175th Anniversary Commemorative Siebe Gorman Diver’s Knife With Spear Point Blade, Brass Fittings Blade Number 021 Of 500 & Brass Scabbard. Sn 15349 - 15349
C1995 the Siebe Gorman Company released a limited edition diver’s knife to commemorate the 175 anniversary of the formation of the company, in the early 19th Century. Approx. 500 were made. This example is in excellent condition. The knife has a 1 ½” broad 7 ½” long double edged steel blade with medial ridge (13 ¼” overall). The blade is undamaged with just light staining. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Siebe Gorman Serial Number 021’ together with the Siebe Gorman 175th Anniversary logo. It has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with turned Rosewood handle . The knife is complete with original solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The price for this fully functional commemorative diver’s knife includes UK delivery. Sn 15349
£495.00

Victorian English Edward Gem / Alfred Field & Co Sheffield Arkansas Toothpick Bowie Knife With ‘Hunter’s’ Etched Blade, German Silver Fittings, Polished Horn Scales, Original Scabbard & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 14642 - 14642
Alfred Field began a hardware business in Birmingham in 1836, shortly after he opened a branch Office in New York City USA. He returned in to Birmingham 1854 and by 1876 has opened a Sheffield office in Westfield Terrace. The business was recorded as a manufacturer of cutlery, knives & scissors, he was also the agent in the USA for the famous Sheffield knife manufacturers Joseph Rodgers and Joseph Elliot. He died on 28th May 1884 aged 70 and the business continued under his son Harry Field between 1899 and 1913 operating as Alfred Field & Co. The business address at this time was Continental Works Westfield Terrace and in 1890 it bought the Eyre Street Sheffield address and trademarks of Edward Gem. The company traded under the names ‘Continental Cutlery Co, Alex Fraser & Co, Progress & Citerion. This is an original Victorian Arkansas Toothpick form Bowie knife made by Edward Gem or Alfred Field & Co of Sheffield. The steel, double edged ‘Arkansas Toothpick’ form blade with medial ridge is 9 ½” length. The blade has staining and rubbed areas consistent with age. The knife measures 14 ½” overall length. The blade is inscribed on one side with faint scrollwork banners and partially readable motto ‘Hunter’s ????’. The ricasso has the arrow through diamond trademark used by Edward Gem & Alfred Field & Co together with address ‘No.6 Eyre Street, Sheffield’. The knife has a German silver cross guard and undamaged polished horn scales secured by 3 brass pins. One scale has an inlaid void German silver shield escutcheon. The Bowie comes with its original open top leather scabbard with German silver chape. The leather is tired and worn but intact and the chape is dented but secure. The knife also comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop which we have had made for this knife. The knife fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14642
£695.00

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
£595.00

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
£175.00

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
£575.00
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