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British Knives and Bowies

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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 09/02) **MINT**Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield (Sons Of The Now Deceased J.E. Middleton) Hand Made Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Scales & Scabbard. Sn 18125:10 - 18125:10
This is an original, near mint, Spear Point Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield, sons of the now deceased J.E. Middleton. It has a clean7” long spear point blade with medial ridge. The knife measures 12” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'R&R. Middleton, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and Stag Antler scales secured by brass pins. It is complete with its black leather open top riveted and stitched scabbard with integral belt loop. All stitching, rivets & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:10
£0.00

Early 20th Century Fagan Sheffield Bowie Knife With Pressed Horn Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 18132 - 18132
This is an attractive early 20th Century bowie. The 10 ¾” long, bowie has a solid pressed horn hilt. It has a brass finger guard with ball finials and 6 ¼” single edged, bowie blade. On one side it is marked at the ricasso ‘’Fagan Sheffield Made’ (most likely W.H.Fagan and Son Sheffield). The reverse has ‘Sheffield England’ and etched foliate decoration. Its original brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this bowie worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. Sn 18132
£395.00

Victorian Era Davis (or Davie) Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Hilt & Scabbard Both With German Silver Fittings. Sn 18131 - 18131
This is a very good Victorian era spear point bowie. The 8 ¾” long, bowie has a solid curved stag antler hilt with German Silver pommel cap. It has a German Silver steel finger guard and 4 ¼” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked at the ricasso ‘Davis’ or ‘Davie’(There is no record of any cutler named Davie in either the London or Sheffield knife books. There are no cutlers named Davis in the Sheffield Knife book and several named Davis in the London knife book). The blade has staining consistent with age and some nibbles to the cutting edge. Its original brown leather scabbard has a German Silver throat mount with oval locket & chape. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this Bowie worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. Sn 18131
£295.00

WW2 Era British Military Ghurkha’s Kukri With 2 Skinners Scabbard & Frog. ED 2542 - ED 2542
This is an original WW2 British Military Kukri as issued to Ghurkhas. The sturdy military grade weapon is 16 ¾” overall. The wood handle which has a steel pommel cap. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with service use and age. The curved 12 ¾” blade has the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The scabbard made of wood is covered in leather. It has a pointed brass chape and 2 small pockets for the skinners at the throat. The skinners blades (one 2 ¾” the other 3”) are typically curved and have light stable surface rust. Their wood handles are secure and undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with its riveted frog with 2 belt loops and buckles. All leather and stitching are clean & intact. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the kukri, skinners, scabbard or frog. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2542
£295.00

Large J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Scales & Scabbard. ED 2539 - ED 2539
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 9¾” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 2” at its widest edge and has a decorative scalloped section to the back edge. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and undamaged stag antler scales secured by pins. 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 clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2539
£295.00

**MINT**BOXED** Post 2003, Wilkinson Sword CSK185 Dartmoor Combination Survival knife With Bead Blasted Satin Stainless Steel Saw Back Blade, Survival Kit, Scabbard & Instruction Booklet. Sn 17970 - 17970
The Dartmoor survival knife was invented by Ray Mears in 1986. Ray Mears is the now famous British woodsman, instructor, businessman, author and TV presenter whose TV appearances cover bushcraft and survival techniques. Made by Wilkinson Sword 1st type Dartmoor survival knives were redesigned in early 2003 with updated alterations and re-designated ‘CSK185 Dartmoor Combination Survival Knife’. This is a near mint original example of the CSK185 Dartmoor knife. It measures 13 ½” overall with a hefty broad, 7 ¼” long hardened & tempered bead blasted satin, drop point with flat bevel, saw tooth profile & spear point stainless steel blade ideal for chopping, slashing, piercing, hammering & boring. It has a high impact nylon polymide grip, over moulded non-slip thermoplastic rubber, stainless steel lanyard hole fitted with wrist cord & tang screw nut at the pommel. The handle doubles as a chamber to store survival equipment. The knife comes with its original storage tube with removable compass cap which holds survival accessories including fishing weights, line & fishing hooks. The blade is clean and un-used condition. The knife is complete with its glass fibre reinforced nylon polymide scabbard and thermoplastic rubber scabbard holder which has multiple hanging points for belt wear or jacket / rucksack attachment. The knife & scabbard come with their original contoured foam box with CSK185 Dartmoor labelled cardboard sleeve and original Wilkinson Sword Dartmoor illustrated instruction pamphlet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17970
£475.00

Victorian / Early 20th Century English Form Spear Point Bowie Knife With Chequered Polished Horn Scales & Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. Sn 18036 - 18036
This is a Spear Point Bowie Knife in the form popular in the Victorian era and early 20th century. The 5 ¾” Spear Point Bowie blade with medial ridge is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer marks. It has undamaged Chequered Polished Horn Scales secured by German Silver pins & German Silver cross guard. Its open top leather scabbard has a German Silver Throat mount with frog stud and German Silver chape. All leather is clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18036
£275.00

Victorian English George Wostenholm & Son Sheffield I*XL Bowie Knife With Etched Blade "The Americans Pride U*S Equal Rights Equal Laws And Justice" Stag Antler Scales & Leather Scabbard. Sn 18037 - 18037
In 1826 the renowned Rockingham Street & Washington Works, Sheffield Knife maker George Wostenholm was admitted as a freeman of the Cutler's Company and was granted the now world famous 'I*XL' trademark which was an old trademark originally granted to W.A. Smith in 1787(see pages 295-303 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). Many Of Wostenholm’s knife designs targeted the expanding American market. This is a Victorian, George Wostenholm & Son I*XL Bowie Knife made for the American market. The 6” Bowie blade has a scalloped section back edge. The blade is etched with scroll work together with "The Americans Pride U*S Equal Rights Equal Laws And Justice" and manufacturer name” IXL Geo Wostenholm & Son Sheffield England”. The blade has no damage and just staining consistent with age. It has undamaged stag antler scales secured by brass pins & re-curving brass cross guard. Its open top brown leather scabbard has riveted and stitched edges and 2 holes near to the throat for cord or rivets for belt loop which are absent. All leather is clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18037
£575.00

WW1 Era Quality Mappin & Webb, Sheffield British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Steel & German Silver Construction ‘Trustworthy’ Horseman’s Multi Bladed Folding Clasp Knife.With Removable Reign Bolts. Sn 18092 - 18092
John Mappin, the youngest of the prestigious Victorian Mappin Brothers Cutlers started his own business Mappin & Company, opening the first Mappin store in 1860 at 77-78 Oxford Street, London. In 1864 John Mappin was joined in the new venture by his brother in law George Webb forming Mappin, Webb. ‘Mappin & Webb Ltd ‘ was first recorded in 1889, and at this stage the business was focused on manufacturing based in Sheffield. The relationship with the British Monarchy began in the late 19th Century and was formalised when Her Majesty Queen Victoria first granted a royal warrant to Mappin & Webb as silversmiths, in 1897, the year of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Mappin & Webb has held a royal warrant as silversmiths to each of the five subsequent sovereigns and today holds a Royal Warrant as Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen and to HRH The Prince of Wales. This is a WW1 era Horseman’s Multi Bladed clasp Knife by Mappin & Webb, most likely a British officer’s private purchase piece. The knife’s fold out tools and blades consist of a button or boot hook, corkscrew, fullered spike, curved blade and single edged blade. The blades are marked by the manufacturer ‘Trustworthy Mappin & Webb Sheffield’. The body of the knife has 2 original removable reign screw bolts with nuts. The knife has undamaged German silver scales. The blades & accessories are undamaged with just the staining to be expected with age. All blades fold neatly into its frame. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18092
£395.00

WW1 Era British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Steel & German Silver Construction Horseman’s Multi Bladed Folding Clasp Knife By William Morton & Sons, Sheffield With Removable Reign Bolts. Sn 18091 - 18091
The date William Morton launched his knife making business is unknown but he is listed as a spring knife maker in Darnall in 1868. 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 a WW1 era Horseman’s Multi Bladed clasp Knife by Morton & Sons, most likely a British officer’s private purchase piece. The knife’s fold out tools and blades consist of a horseshoe cleaning hook, corkscrew, fullered spike & 3 single edged blades one with thumb spur. The blades are marked by the manufacturer ‘Morton & Sons Sheffield’. The body of the knife has 2 original removable reign screw bolts with nuts. The elbow of the hook has a screwdriver edge which allows it to be used as a screwdriver when the hook is closed against the frame. The knife has undamaged German silver scales and shackle. The blades & accessories are undamaged with just the staining to be expected with age. All blades fold neatly into its frame. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18091
£475.00
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