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MASSIVE, English Victorian Coachman's W&S Butcher Sheffield Multi Bladed Folding Knife With Coach Key & Stag Antler Scales . (ED 2211 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2211
The Butcher Brothers William & Samuel were one of the most enterprising of partnerships in Sheffield during the early 19th Century. Primarily tool makers they gained a very high reputation for making quality knives. In 1819 they are recorded as having premises at Eyre Lane, Sheffield. Between 1830 and 1850 the business expanded to Furnival street and into a large tenement type factory known as the ‘Butcher’s Wheel’ (see page 167 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is a massive Victorian era Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by Butcher Sheffield. The knife has 9 fold out tools and blades including the Hackney Cab Coach door key ( illustrated). The saw blade with screwdriver tip is marked with partially visible manufacturer’s name ‘Butcher Sheffield’. The knife has undamaged Stag antler scales. The frame of the knife has an integral screwdriver tip and slotted into the scales are their original accessories which consist of a steel spike and tweezers. The blades & accessories have staining to be expected with age. With large 4 ½” blade unfolded the knife measures 10” overall length. All blades and tools fold neatly into its steel frame. The frame is fitted with lanyard ring. The price for this impressive Victorian Coachman’s knife includes UK delivery. ED 2211
£1,200.00

Victorian Era English Thomas Turner & Co Sheffield ‘Encore’ Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath. Sn 14445 - 14445
At the end of the 19th century, Thomas Turner was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. The company was founded in 1802. By 1822, it was listed in a Sheffield directory in Norfolk Street. The company mixed steel and tool manufacture with cutlery, and also operated as a merchant. The owner was Thomas Turner, living at East Bank. After he died on 5 March 1845, aged 61, the business passed to his eldest son, also named Thomas. The latter had been born on 10 January 1829. His brothers, Benjamin Thorne and William Thorne Turner, also became partners. By the 1850s, the company's reputation was secure. In 1851, it won a Prize Medal at the Great Exhibition. Sometimes Turner stamped several slogans on each knife. Aside from the slogans, Turner's used the trade mark "Encore"(granted in 1805). This is a very good Victorian era English ‘Encore’ Bowie by Thos (Thomas) Turner & Co. It has undamaged stag horn scales & German Silver cross guard. It has a 6” single edged, deep swept Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘Thos Turner & Co Sheffield’ and with ‘Encore’ trademark. It measures 10” overall length. It has a riveted & stitched brown leather sheath. All leather, rivets & stitching of the sheath are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14445
£275.00

MINT, Hand Made Winchester Skinning Knife With German Solingen Stainless Steel Blade, Stag Horn Handle & Sheath. Sn 14487 - 14487
This is a near mint skinner hand made in Germany for the American arms company Winchester. It has a Stag Horn handle with German silver pommel cap and ribbed ferrule. It has a clean 4" single edged blade with small integral finger guard and measures 8 ¾” overall length. One side of the blade is etched ‘Winchester’ within blued banner above ‘The Original’ and ‘Handmade Stainless Solingen’. The dagger is complete with original brown leather sheath with German silver mounts and stitched seam. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14487
£245.00

Victorian English George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath. Sn 14444 - 14444
A very good Victorian era English Bowie & Scabbard. It has undamaged stag horn scales & German Silver cross guard. The scales and tang are holed for wrist cord. It has a 4 ¾” single edged, deep swept, Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield England’ with ‘key’ trademark (George Butler & Co Sheffield C1810-1952, see pages 169-170 of the Sheffield knife Book by Tweedale). Its original riveted & stitched brown leather sheath has an integral belt loop. The rear of the sheath and belt loop are stamped ‘Laker’ most likely the manufacturer or retailer of the sheath. All leather, rivets & stitching of the sheath are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14444
£325.00

Victorian Gold On Silver Bladed Hallmarked 1884-85 Birmingham Pocket Knife With Mother Of Pearl Slabs & Name Plate Contained in a Clip Leather Purse. Sn 14488 - 14488
Contained in a leather clip shut purse a Victorian gold on silver bladed hallmarked 1884-85 Birmingham pocket knife with mother of pearl slabs and blank name plate. This is a very nice pocket knife. The mother of pearl is of a high quality and the slabs are secured with three pins. One slab has an inlaid name plate which is blank. The single blade is hallmarked with a makers mark "H & T". The blade is in excellent condition. It measures 58mm long. The blade locks out and is firm with no play. The knife measures 80mm, 135mm overall with the blade extended. It is complete with a leather clip shut purse, see page 186 of 'Pocket Fruit Knives' book by Simon Moore. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14488
£175.00

Victorian Era, G.Woodhead Sheffield Warranted Small Ladies Spear Point Bowie Knife With Antique Ivory Handle, German Silver Mounts, Crown Form Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 14412 - 14412
G. Woodhead was a Victorian era cutler with premises at 36 Howard Street, Sheffield. This is an attractive Victorian era Bowie Knife by Woodhead. It measures 8 ¾” overall with a slim 4 ½” spear point bowie blade. The square shank ricasso is stamped marked with panel ‘G.Woodhead, Sheffield, Warranted’. The undamaged steel blade has light areas of staining consistent with age. The elegantly shaped antique ivory handle is undamaged. The ornate ferrule, Crown form pommel and cross guard are German Silver. The dagger is complete with brown leather scabbard with German Silver mounts and round locket. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The surface of the leather has wear consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14412
£275.00

1930’s Sheffield Made Pegley-Davies Folding Anglers Knife With German Silver Scales & Hook Size Guide. Sn 14419 - 14419
The Company Pegley & Davies made & sold quality Fishing equipment and accessories including folding pocket knives in the 1930’s. This is an original Pegley Davies, Sheffield made, fisherman’s folding pocket knife. It has a 2 ½” blade, pronged blade with file, corkscrew, scissors, screwdriver / bottle opener & curved hook tool. The blade is stamped ‘Sheffield Made’. It has German Silver scales with lanyard ring. One scale is crisply marked ‘Pegley-Davies Anglers Knife’ and incorporates a calibrated rule measure 0-2 ½. The other scale has a fish hook guide depicting hook sizes No.8 to No.16. The blades and tools are undamaged and have just staining consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14419
£195.00

J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle & Scabbard. (ED 2201 / 14345 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2201 / 14345
This is an impressive, original, Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by the now deceased J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy Middleton. It has a pristine 9 ¾” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The back of the blade has scalloped tool work. The knife measures 14 ½” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and curved Stag horn handle with brass end cap. The Bowie has its brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’ (either Ron or Roy Middleton who made the scabbards for Middleton & Sons Bowies). All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2201 / 14345
£345.00

J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle, Eagle's Head Pommel & Scabbard. (ED 2199 / 14343 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2199 / 14343
This is an impressive, original, Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by the now deceased J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy Middleton. It has a pristine 9 ¾” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The back of the blade has scalloped tool work. The knife measures 15 ½” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name ' J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and dramatic Eagle's Head pommel. The handle is made of polished Stag horn. One side of the handle is mounted with a void brass plate and it is complete with its brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’ (either Ron or Roy Middleton who made the scabbards for Middleton & Sons Bowies). All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2199 / 14343
£345.00

J.E. Middleton & Sons, Sheffield Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Polished Buffalo Horn Scales, Embossed Mythical Beast Hybrid ‘Horse/ Alligator’ Brass Pommel & Scabbard. (ED 2195 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2195
This is an impressive, large Bowie Knife hand made by J.E. Middleton (now deceased) & Sons. It has a perfect 8 ¾” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The back of the blade has scalloped tool work. The ricasso is stamped with the famous Knife makers name "J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield". It has a brass cross guard and polished Buffalo horn scales secured by brass rivets. Both of the brass pommel sections are embossed in the form of a mythical beast hybrid ‘Horse/ Alligator’. This Bowie is 14 ¼” in length overall and is complete with its black leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’. All stitching and leather of the scabbard are intact. Price for this impressive Bowie includes UK delivery. ED 2195
£345.00
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