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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 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 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

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

Victorian Silver Bladed Hallmarked 1898-99 Sheffield Pocket Knife With Mother Of Pearl Slabs. Sn 11478:7 - 11478:7
A Victorian silver bladed hallmarked 1898-99 Sheffield pocket knife with mother of pearl slabs. The knife has very nice mother of pearl slabs which are secured with three pins. On one there is a silver crest inlaid which is blank. See the photographs. The blade is hallmarked silver and has the makers mark "A S". The blade is also engraved and 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. At the hinge it has engraved silver ends. It also has an engraved backstrap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11478:7
125.00

Silver Bladed Hallmarked 1920-1921 Sheffield Pocket Knife With Engraved Mother Of Pearl Slabs. Sn 11478:4 - 11478:4
A silver bladed hallmarked 1920-1921 Sheffield pocket knife with engraved mother of pearl slabs manufactured by John Yeomans Cowlishaw of Market Street, Sheffield. The knife has very nice engraved mother of pearl slabs which are secured with three pins. On one there is a silver crest inlaid with "L J" engraved on it. The engraving is of a high quality. See the photographs. The blade is hallmarked silver and has the makers mark "JYC" (John Yeomans Cowlishaw). The blade is in excellent condition and locks out firmly and with no play. It closes and is firm when closed. The blade measures 62mm. The knife measures 85mm when closed and 145 overall with the blade open. At the hinge it has plain silver ends. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11478:4
125.00

Victorian Silver Bladed Hallmarked 1896-1897 Sheffield Pocket Knife With Mother Of Pearl Slabs. Sn 11478:3 - 11478:3
A little used Victorian silver bladed, hallmarked 1896-1897 Sheffield pocket knife with mother of pearl slabs. The knife has excellent quality, shaped mother of pearl slabs which are secured with three pins. One slab has an inset silver name plate which is blank. It has an ornately engraved end at the blade hinge. It has a single hallmarked silver blade which is tight when folded and open. It has no play when open. The blade measures 60mm. The knife measures 85mm, 145mm overall with the blade open. The back strap between the slabs is also ornately engraved. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11478:3.
95.00

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

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
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