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Victorian 1879-80 Hallmarked Silver Bladed Pocket Knife With Mother Of Pearl Slabs and Engraved Silver Mounts. Sn 11478:2 - 11478:2
A Victorian 1879-80 hallmarked silver bladed pocket knife with mother of pearl slabs and engraved silver mounts. The slabs are made from quality pieces of mother of pearl and have a very nice appearance. The slabs are secured with three pins. One slab has an inlaid name plate with "Ged Marsh" engraved on it. The knife is silver mounted with an ornately engraved end. It has a full length hallmarked silver blade hallmarked to 1954-55. (see one of the photographs). The makers stamp "T.M." also stamped on the blade. The blade is in excellent condition and is firm and locks out without any play. It measures 60mm and the knife measures 84mm closed and 145mm open. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11478:2
95.00

A Collection Of 3 x Knife Books By Different Authors. BO 1017 - BO 1017
A collection of 3 x knife books by different authors. The first; 'The London Knife Book An A-Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820-1945' by Ron Flook. Published in 2008, this is a culmination of many years research and has become the standard work for collectors. It is profusely illustrated in colour. It is in excellent condition and is complete with the dust cover. The second; 'Knives Military Edged Tools & Weapons' by James Marchington. Published by Brasseys in 1997 and complete with dust cover, again in excellent condition. The third; 'Pocket Knives The Collectors Guide To Identifying, Buying and Enjoying Vintage Pocket Knives' by Bernard Levine. Published in1993. This is a superb reference on all aspects of the pocket knife, fully illustrated throughout. Complete with the dust cover. The price for all three books includes UK delivery. BO 1017
150.00

Post 1900, Large Folding Pen Knife With German Silver & Mother Of Pearl Scales Engraved With Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script By Walker & Hall Sheffield. Sn 10789 - 10789
The Sheffield based Cutler George Walker is recorded as operating as a 'knife forger' in 1845. In 1853 the firm was joined by Henry Hall of Worcester and became 'Walker & Hall' based at the Elecro Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. Walker & Hall are believed to have been the biggest employer in the cutlery trade prior to WW1 (see page 284 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an excellent folding pen knife by Walker and Hall made post 1900. It has a clean 4 1/2" single edged folding blade and measures 9 3/4" when open. The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'Walker & Hall Sheffield'. It has German Silver scales inset with attractive undamaged Mother Of Pearl sections which are engraved on one side with Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script which is worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10789
295.00

Victorian Cutlery Handled Spear Pointed Bowie Knife "Battle Axe" Trade Mark & Scabbard ED 2248 - ED 2248
A Victorian cutlery handled, spear pointed Bowie knife "Battle Axe" trade marked and complete with original brown leather scabbard. The knife has a typical victorian era polished steel cutlery handle decorated with ornate scrolls. It has a thin steel, oval shaped crossguard. The blade is polished steel with a single edge and 'spear pointed'. The blade measures 6 1/2" and the knife measures 11 1/2" overall. The blade is 1 1/4" wide. The blade has the trade mark "Battle Axe" stamped into one side of the blade as can be seen in one of the photographs. The knife is in excellent condition. The dark brown leather scabbard is fitted to the blade perfectly. It is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
345.00

SOLD SOLD (02/05) WW2 Royal Navy Issue U.S. Kinfolk's Fighting / Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard Contemporarily Marked By It's WW2 Owner With The Names Of Ships Served On. Sn 9306. - 9306
An original U.S. Kinfolk's made Royal Navy issue Fighting utility Knife (see pages 166-167 of Knives Of The United States Military WW2). It has a clean 6" single edged clip point blade with fuller & measures 10 1/2" overall. It's compressed leather washerhandle is excellent & undamaged. The ricasso is crisply marked 'Kinfolk's USA'. The knife is complete with original leather scabbard withlarge belt loop and single retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is marked 'Kinfolks'. The scabbard has been contemporarily ink marked, most likely by it's WW2 owner with a list of ships served on ' HMS SWIFSHORE, INTDMITABLE, STRIKER, GLORY,VINDEX'. The front of the scabbard is also ink marked ' Ransome, C/JX5407'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9306
0.00

A Very Early Scouting Bowie Knife & Leather Scabbard by Gillwell, made by Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield ED 2197 - ED 2197
A very early Scouting Knife by Gillwell and dark brown leather scabbard made by Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield. Maleham & Yeomans first made it's appearance in the Sheffield directories in 1876, with its advertisement for its steel, tool and 'Superior Table Cutlery', which it manufactured at the works in Burgess Street, Sheffield. By the end of the 1870's Maleham & Yeomans had moved to 49 Bowdon Street, Sheffield. It was by this time concentrating on fine quality pocket cutlery, razors, smokers knives and sports knives. This knife is a very fine quality bowie knife with dark wooden smooth grips nicely secured with a brass rivet. The alloy pommel is shaped and weighted to give a very nice balance to the knife. The blade is polished steel and measures 4", it has a ribbed back edge, a false edge and is stamped on the tang with "Maleham & Yeoman Sheffield England. On the opposite side it is stamped with the manufacturers mark, a Maltese Cross and other symbols. On one side of the blade is etched "Gillwell". The scabbard is dark brown leather, and is moulded to fit the knife perfectly and snugly, the scabbard has a frog riveted to it and has a slotted belt loop. The scabbard is in very nice condition and retains all of it's stitching. The price includes UK delivery.
395.00

Victorian Spear Point Belt Dagger By Johnson Western Works Sheffield & Scabbard. ED 2176 - ED 2176
A nice 10" long, Victorian era English Spear Point Belt dagger & Scabbard. It has wood scales. One scale has a void German silver shield mount and oval crossguard. It has a 6" double edged, spear point steel blade with medial ridge, marked crisply at the ricasso, "Johnson Western Works Sheffield" with trademark. The brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop to the rear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2176
295.00

Victorian Khyber Pass/ North West Frontier Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Gilt Etched Blade, Bone Grip & Scabbard. Sn 8520. - 8520
This is an excellent original Knife used by Afghan tribesmen in the Victorian North West Frontier campaign era. It has a heavy 9" single edged T section blade (14 3/4" overall). The blade narrows from a broad 1 1/2" to a narrow heavy tip ideal for armour piercing. One side of the blade is decorated in an etched gilt foliate design. It has a facetted waist haft & heavy broad bone grip with brass mounts. The knife is complete with Brass mounted leather hide scabbard. The mounts are decorated with ornate panels. The upper mount has a small round belt / lanyard bar. Price for this great historic piece from the British North West Frontier campaigns includes UK delivery. Sn 8520.
645.00

SOLD SOLD 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
125.00

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
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