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British Knives and Bowies

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The Sheffield Knife Book, A History & Collector's Guide By Geoffrey Tweedle. Sn 9485:1 - 13014
This hard back book published in 1996 by Sheffield's Hallamshire Press is in excellent clean undamaged condition. It covers the history of Sheffield knife making throughout the ages including all patterns and styles of knives made in Sheffield and associated manufacturer's and their marks, Sheffield manufacturer's connections with America and the industry throughout both World Wars and to date. It also contains notes on interesting places to visit connected to the knife making industry in the Sheffield area. The book measures 19.5x 26.5x 2.5 cms. It contains 320 pages which are fully illustrated with colour plates and black and white drawings. This Book is a must for any serious knife collector/ enthusiast. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9485:1
175.00

Fighting Knives Book by Frederick J Stephens 2 x copies available ( Sn 7120) - 7120
Fighting Knives, An Illustrated Guide to Fighting Knives and Military Survival Weapons of the World book by Frederick J Stephens. This hardbacked book covers WW1 Conversion daggers, Allied knives of WW1, German Trench Daggers, Robbins of Dudley, Knuckle knives, The British Gravity Knife, American knives, WW2 knives, Commandos knives, Machetes and post war knives. It truly is a an invaluable guide to the fighting knife. It has over 600 illustrations. The book is in very good condition and measures 25cm x 19cm and consists of 127 pages. The second copy is not as good, the loose leaf wrapper is faded and has a slight tear on it and so is 125.00. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 7120
165.00

WW2 Royal Navy Deck Knife & Scabbard - 5246 : 6
A scarce example of a British Royal Navy Deck Knife in its original scabbard. The knife has a chequered black plastic hilt with a brass crossguard. The 4.8" bowie blade has a serrated back edge and is stamped with the details, "J. Clarke & Son, Sheffield". Superb blade. In its fitted brown leather sheath with retaining strap and press stud on the integral frog. (see p. 83, British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook) Price includes UK delivery. (sn. 5246 : 6 )
375.00

The London Knife Book 1820 - 1945 by Ron Flook ( now 1only x available.) - ED 810
An original, un-used 11.5x8" harback book, "The London Knife Book, An A-Z guide to London Cutlers, 1820 - 1945" by Ron Flook. It has 230 quality pages packed with colour photos, of every type of knife made in London during the period. Lista all the Cutlers with their details. With dust cover and in mint condition. price includes UK delivery.
120.00

Victorian Sheffield Bowie Knife - ED 404
A rosewood handle, 11.5" bowie knife hand forged by Bell and Co. of Sheffield. Dates to c. 1870. Nicely stamped blade, brass crossguard and scalloped back edge. In great condition. No sheath.
165.00

SOLD SOLD Rare WW1 Robbins of Dudley Fighting Knife - ED 85
A rare style of WW1 Robbins of Dudley fighting knife with an alloy handle and steel Kris type blade with a total length of just over 11". The handle is stamped Robbins Dudley although hard to read. This knife was originally intended to have a knuckle bow which at some time has been carefully removed and has NOT been snapped off or damaged etc. No scabbard. In good condition and extremely rare. (See page 26 of British & Commonwealth Military Knifes by Ron Flook for this type of Knife) Price includes UK delivery.
0.00

Victorian Sheffield Bowie Knife - ED 23
A nice, sturdy Victorian Bowie Knife made by Bell & Co, Sheffield c. 1860 - 1870 with a hand forged blade with a serated top. The rosewood handle has a brass crossguard. No scabbard.
165.00
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