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1969 British Officer’s Gurkha Presentation Kukri With Buffalo Horn Grip, Chromed Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard With Presentaion Plate To ‘Capt P. Laverack From The Officer’s HQ 99th Gurkha Infantry Brigade’. ED 270. - ED 270
Captain Patrick Laverack joined the British Army in 1947 and was posted to Singapore in the mid 1960’s. He was posted to the 99th Gurkha Brigade at Nee Soon Garrison & in 1972 on his departure from the Brigade he was honoured with the presentation of a Military quality Kukri and scabbard. The kukri has a 12” single edged curved blade with fuller & measures 16 ½” overall. The blade has foliate stipple engraved decoration to the ricasso, The buffalo horn grip has chromed mounts including a Lion’s head pommel cap. It has its original wood lined, leather scabbard which has a chromed chape. The scabbard has 2 pockets for skinners which are absent and is mounted with a chromed presentation plate inscribed `Presented to Captain P. Laverack by the Officers HQ 99 Gurkha Infantry Brigade 1969`. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are loose to the rear-see images. A typed short biographical note from the family of Capt Laverack accompanies this piece. The note contains the information outlined above re the Officer’s posting to The Gurkhas). Price includes UK delivery. ED 270.
£275.00

Large Victorian Era American Combat / Survival Bowie Knife By R.A. Bone and Leather Scabbard. Sn 13828. - Sn 13828
A large Victorian era American combat / survival Bowie knife and leather scabbard based on a 'Collins' knife. This is a large unusual American combat / survival Bowie Knife which has a compressed leather washer grip. The base of the grip and pommel are nonferrous cast metal. The pommel screws off. It has a large 12" blade, 2" wide at its widest point and 17" overall with falchion style tip and twin narrow fullers. The blade is stamped with "R.A. Bone Cast Steel" and a large Lion trade mark. It has a brass straight crossguard. It is in a hand tooled brown leather scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13828.
£625.00

Bowie Knife & Sheath By John Nowill & Sons Of Sheffield. ED 2406. - ED 2406
This is a quality bowie knife by John Nowill & Sons of Sheffield who have been making quality knives in Sheffield since 1700. The family have traded under various names until John Nowill acquired the cross keys trademark in 1842. This kife has a 6 inch blade which is marked on the blade with JOHN NOWILL & SONS LTD SHEFFIELD EST A.D 1700 flanked with the cross keys and * over D. the knife has a brass crossguard which is secured by 2 brass rivets and wooden rosewood grips which are all secured by 5 brass rivets. The sheath is mad of brown leather with a retaining strap and press stud fastener at the top. ED 2406.
£225.00

David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Spear Point Bowie Knife With Leather Scabbard. Sn 14204. - 14204
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The spear point steel blade with medial ridge is 6 ¼” long. The knife measures 11” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a brass cross guard with hand tooled decoration and ornate ferrule. Its grooved wood grip is undamaged. The knife has its original hand made leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14204.
£395.00

MINT, English Large 'Fred James' Sheffield Made 'America Land Of The Free & Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Polished Horn Scales, Embossed Mythical Hybrid Horse / Leopard Brass Pommel & Leather Scabbard. Sn 9266. - Sn 9266
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife maker. 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 Fred James Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife has polished horn scales secured with steel pins. The brass pommel sections are embossed on both sides with a mythical hybrid Horse / Leopard figure. It has a brass cross guard and the 9” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "America Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Brave". The ricasso is stamped "F. W. James Sheffield". The scabbard is black leather with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 9266.
£450.00

Near Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Mother of Pearl Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 14858. - 14858
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 10" long with a false back edge, it is 1 1/2" wide at its widest point. The knife measures 14 3/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an nickel cross guard. Its grips are Mother of Pearl with polished nickel ornate 'Lion' image pommel. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14858.
£525.00

Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield (Sons Of J.E. Middleton) Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle, Eagle's Head Pommel & Sheath. ED 2114 - ED 2114
This is an impressive original Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield sons of J.E. Middleton. It has a perfect 9” 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 'R.R. Middleton, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and dramatic stylised Eagle's Head pommel. The handle is made of beautifully curved Stag horn and it is complete with its black leather sheath. The rear of the sheath has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’. All stitching & leather of the sheath are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2114.
£275.00

Fred James Sheffield Hand Made 'The Americans Pride' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Ivorine Grips With Mother Of Pearl Inlays & Sheath. Sn 11959. - Sn 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.
£345.00

*Rare* 1940-1944 French Vichy Military Youth Building Knife ‘Le Couteau Des Chantiers De Jeu Nesse’ and Original Leather Sheath. ED 2690. - ED 2690
This is a Second World War French Military Youth Organisation Knife with its original leather sheath. Produced in the early 1940’s they were issued to French Military organisations that were formed as part of the Armistice agreement between Nazi Germany and the French Vichy Government. This example is made from cast alloy with a steel blade. The 15 cm ((25 ¾ cm overall) blade is stamped ‘Sabatier J Eune & Made in France’ and at the base of the blade is the word ‘Depose’. The overall condition knife and leather sheath are very good and original, with the sheath being near mint. See page 87 of ‘Couteaux De Combat’ by Jean Fontvielle for a featured example. The price for this rare piece of history includes UK delivery. ED 2690. (Drawers)
£475.00

*Scarce* Joseph Westby of Sheffield ‘Shooters’ Penknife Advertising ‘Spratts Game/Dog Foods’. Sn:20072. - Sn:20072
A very scarce shooters penknife made by ‘Joseph Westby-Sheffield’ (The firm was apparently established in 1884. The founder was the son of William Westby, who was a manager and then partner at Brookes & Crookes. Joseph was apprenticed at the factory. He was listed as a maker of knives in his own right at Atlantic Works between 1876 and 1888. Westby partnered Charles Swift Levick at Congo Works, Pinfold Street / Trippet Lane, but this ended in 1894. In that year, Joseph Westby & Co Ltd was established at Congo Works, dealing in cutlery, scissors, and electro-plate) advertising ‘Spratts Dog Foods’. The knife is 11 ¾ cm in length. It has 12 & 16 bore shotgun cartridge extractors, corkscrew, lace hook, screwdriver and 6 ¾ cm knife blade with ‘Joseph Westby’ to the tang. The blade has been re-sharpened is showing signs of age related wear. The penknife’s covering has ‘SPRATT’S DOG/GAME FOODS’, Sheffield, Spratts Patent and 12-16 imprinted. The price for this scarce penknife includes UK delivery. Sn:20072. (Drawers)
£295.00
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