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Wilkinson Sword CSK185 Dartmoor Knife And Sheath. ED 297 - ED 297
An excellent condition Wilkinson Sword Dartmoor Knife. The Dartmoor Knife’s design and specification take into account weight and balance to provide a diversity of functions. The blade is hardened and tempered for optimum edge retention and toughness, the saw profile along the spine of the blade provides effective sawing or notching and the spear-point allows for piercing and boring actions. The blade has a grey satin bead blasted finish and is in mint condition and has never been sharpened. It has a fitted finger guard. The handle has a fitted lanyard rivet and a locking pommel nut, which when undone allows the handle to slide off and inside there is a survival tube which has a button compass in one end. The tube is empty. The blade is 7 1/4" long, 13 1/4" overall. The plastic sheath is in perfect condition and has a rubber belt loop with elasticated loop to secure the knife. The price includes UK delivery. ED 297
£275.00

Original Georgian Napoleonic Wars Era British Naval Midshipman’s Fighting Dirk With Long Rapier Blade, Brass Lion’s Head Pommel & Brass Scabbard. ED 289 - ED 289
Naval forces began to use dirks in the mid to late 1700s. Historians differ on whether dirks originated with the Danish Navy or the Royal Navy but they were widely used by England’s sea service. During the period 1780 to 1820, the Officer/ Midshipmen strength of the Royal Navy varied from about 3,500 to 6,000. Despite the popular notion that only Midshipmen used dirks, early paintings show dirks worn by high-ranking Naval Officers as well as Midshipmen. Toward the end of the 18th Century, dirks began to be worn by Naval Officers and Midshipmen on dress occasions in lieu of swords. Many fighting dirks from the Napoleonic era are found with straight double edged rapier stabbing blades ideal for use in close quarter fighting. This original British Navy Midshipman’s fighting dirk has a slim 16 ¼” slim rapier blade which is undamaged and has just natural aged staining. The blade has no manufacturer marks. The dirk measures 21 ¼” overall and has a slim lacquered wood handle which has 3 old stable secure cracks. The handle is totally secure and not loose. The dirk has a copper and brass ferrule, short curved finger guard and large brass Lion’s head pommel. The dirk is complete with its original brass scabbard which has 2 brass hanging rings. On one side, the body of the scabbard near to the throat has a purpose made hole most likely for a belt hanger or frog stud which is absent. The scabbard has just a few minor dents consistent with age and service use. Price for this Napoleonic Wars era Midshipman’s fighting dirk with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 289
£345.00

Victorian English Bushman’s Friend ‘Warranted Superior’ Skinning / Hunting Knife Most Likely By Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield With Leather Sheath. ED 273 - ED 273
Many Sheffield cutlers made small fixed blade hunting knives generically named ‘Bushman’s friend’ all with similar characteristics. This is an original example in the form we have seen produced by Maleham & Yeomans who were quality Victorian and Edwardian era cutler’s and silver smiths with premises at Bowden Street Sheffield. The knife has varnished rose wood scales with brass rivets. One scale has 2 inlaid roundels embossed ‘Warranted Superior’ and void brass shield. The other has a brass roundel inlaid at the lower rivet. Another roundel which should be at the upper rivet is absent. The drop point single edge blade is 5 1/4" in length and the knife measures 9 1/4" overall. The blade has some staining consistent with age. The blade is marked with banner containing the wording ‘Bushman’s Friend’ and is marked 'Cast Steel Sheffield' together with Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The knife is complete with leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 273
£175.00

Victorian English Bushman’s Friend ‘Warranted Superior’ Skinning / Hunting Knife By Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield With Leather Sheath. ED 272 - ED 272
Maleham & Yeomans were quality Victorian and Edwardian era cutler’s and silver smiths with premises at Bowden Street Sheffield. Many Sheffield cutlers made small fixed blade hunting knives generically named ‘Bushman’s friend’ all with similar characteristics. This is an original Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield example. It has varnished rose wood scales with brass rivets. One scale has an inlaid roundel embossed ‘Warranted Superior’ and void brass shield. The drop point single edge blade is 5” in length and the knife measures 9” overall. The blade has some staining consistent with age. The blade is marked with banner containing the wording ‘Bushman’s Friend’ and is marked by the manufacturer ‘Maleham & Yeoman’s’. The knife is complete with leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 272
£175.00

MASSIVE, Fred James Sheffield Hand Made 'Death To Abolition' Spear Point Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Polished Stag Horn Grip, Eagle’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 12017 - 12017
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was one of Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife makers. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This is an original hand made Fred James 'Death To Abolition' Bowie. The knife has a polished Stag horn grip & brass Eagle’s head pommel and cross guard with German Silver ferrule. The massive 10 ½” spear point blade has a tooled back edge and is etched on one side with American Eagle & scroll work together with 'Death To Abolition'. The ricasso is stamped "F.W James Sheffield". The blade has some staining and light areas of pitting. The Bowie is 16 ½” overall length. The Bowie is complete with brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has an integral belt hanging loop and retaining strap with eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the scabbard’s body. The price for this impressive Fred James Bowie with sheath includes UK delivery. Sn 12017
£395.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Sheffield Made Trench Fighting Knife Retailed By Cogswell & Harrison London With Polished Buffalo Horn Handle & Leather Scabbard. Sn 12000 - 12000
Cogswell & Harrison were established in May 1770 and is London’s oldest surviving gun maker. The company has manufactured an exceptionally diverse range of sporting shotguns and rifles during its long and colourful history. In 2008 the company was purchased by the Brennan family, the proprietors of Ardee Sports Company. This is an excellent quality 11 ½” long, WW1 era English made British Officer’s private purchase trench fighting knife & Scabbard made in Sheffield & retailed by Cogswell & Harrison. It has a lovely undamaged handle made from polished Buffalo horn. It has a German silver finger guard plate and a 7” single edged steel blade, marked crisply ‘Cogswell & Harrison Ltd’. Near to the hilt the blade is also marked ‘Sheffield’ below an unreadable manufacturer mark. It has a rounded alloy pommel. Its original brown leather open top scabbard has a single belt loop to the rear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12000
£375.00

Fred James Sheffield Hand Made 'I*XL Canadian Hunting Knife' Bowie With Etched Blade, Ivorine Grips With Mother Of Pearl Inlays & Sheath. Sn 11960 - 11960
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was one of Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife makers. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This handmade Fred James 'Canadian Hunting Knife' is in excellent condition. The knife has Ivorine scales with Mother of Pearl roundel inlays and brass cross guard with clipped edge decoration. The deep swept 6” Bowie blade has a tooled back edge and is etched on one side with banner containing wording ‘The Real I*XL Knife’ above bold lettering ‘Canadian Hunting Knife'. The ricasso is stamped "F.W James Sheffield". The Bowie is 10 ½” overall length. The Bowie is complete with a black leather sheath which has tooled decoration to the front. The sheath has an integral belt hanging loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price for this impressive Fred James Bowie with sheath includes UK delivery. Sn 11960
£395.00

Fred James Sheffield Hand Made 'The Americans Pride' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Ivorine Grips With Mother Of Pearl Inlays & Sheath. Sn 11959 - 11959
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was one of Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife makers. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This handmade Fred James 'The Americans Pride' Bowie Knife is in excellent condition. The knife has Ivorine scales with Mother of Pearl roundel inlays and brass cross guard. The deep swept 5 ¾” Bowie blade has a scalloped back edge and is etched on one side with American Eagle & scroll work together with "The Americans Pride U*S Equal Rights Equal Laws And Justice". The ricasso is stamped "F.W James Sheffield". The Bowie is 10 ¼” overall length. The Bowie is complete with a black leather sheath which has tooled decoration to the front. The sheath has an integral belt hanging loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price for this impressive Fred James Bowie with sheath includes UK delivery. Sn 11959
£395.00

Boer War Era British Cavalry Horseman's Folding Knife By Harrods Ltd Brompton Road (The famous Knightsbridge London Store founded In 1834) With Removable Rein Studs & German Silver Scales. Sn 11647 - 11647
This is an original British made Cavalry Horseman's Folding Knife. It has a large blade (3 ½”), 2 smaller blades one with thumb spur, the other has had the tip snapped off at some in its life , hoof pick, button hook, corkscrew, fluted section blade & file. It also has its two rein repairing bolts fitted to the side. Some of the blades are stamped ‘Harrods Ltd Brompton Road’ (The famous Knightsbridge London Store founded in 1834). It has German Silver scales, screwdriver end and lanyard ring. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11647
£345.00

Silver Bladed Hallmarked 1908-1910 Sheffield Pocket Knife With Mother Of Pearl Slabs Manufactured By Allen & Darwin. Sn 11478:8 - 11478:8
A silver bladed hallmarked 1908-1910 Sheffield pocket knife with mother of pearl slabs manufactured by Allen & Darwin of Sheffield. The knife has very nice mother of pearl slabs which are secured with three pins. On one there is a silver inlaid name plate with "Percy" engraved on it. See the photographs. The blade is hallmarked silver and has the makers mark "A & D" (Allen & Darwin). The blade is in excellent condition and locks out firmly and with no play. It closes and is firm when closed. The blade measures 60mm. The knife measures 75mm when closed and 135 overall with the blade open. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11478:8
£85.00
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