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Victorian English George Wostenholm Washington Works Sheffield I*XL Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath. ED 2449 - ED 2449
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). This is an excellent Victorian, Hand Made, George Wostenholm & Son , Washington Works Sheffield I*XL Bowie Knife. It has undamaged stag horn scales & oval German Silver cross guard. The stag horn scales are undamaged and secured by pins. It has a 153mm long single edged, Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘G. Wostenholm Washington Works Sheffield Eng’ together with ‘I*XL’ trade mark. Its original open topped brown leather sheath has an integral belt loop to the rear (the stitching at the top of the belt loop has become detached at some point in its life but could easily be replaced). The price includes UK delivery. ED 2449
£375.00

SOLD SOLD (01/12) QUALITY MANUFACTURER, Victorian English, Coachman / Horseman’s Multi Bladed ‘Trustworthy’ Folding Clasp Knife By Mappin & Webb, Sheffield With Removable Reign Bolts & Leather Scabbard / Belt Pouch. Sn 16433 - 16433
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 Victorian era Coachman/ Horseman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by Mappin & Webb. The knife’s fold out tools and blades consisting of a horseshoe lever/ hook, corkscrew, fullered spike, gimlet spike, 3¼” single edged blade, 1 ¾” double edged blade with thumb spur, 2 ½” single edged blade. 2 of the blades are marked ‘M Trustworthy Mappin & Webb Sheffield’. The largest blade ‘M’ above ‘Trustworthy’ within banner. The body of the knife has 2 original removable reign screw bolts with nuts. The knife has undamaged chequered hard boiled leather scales. One scale is fitted with a German silver escutcheon. The hook hinge mount and lanyard ring are also German silver. The scales are slotted for accessories. One slot contains its original steel spike, the other slot is empty. The blades & accessories are undamaged with just the staining to be expected with age. All blades fold neatly into its steel & brass frame. The knife comes with its original leather scabbard / belt pouch with flap cover and retaining strap with buckle. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop. All stitching is intact and the leather is supple. The leather covering of the buckle ring is slightly frayed consistent with age and use. The price for this Victorian Coachman’s knife by a quality manufacturer includes UK delivery. Sn 16433
£0.00

Large, 1960's-1970's Fred James Sheffield Made Scottish Highlander's Dirk Form Spear Point Bowie Knife With One Piece Stag Antler Hilt 'Cairngorm' Jewel Setting, Etched Blade & Leather Covered Wood Scabbard With Brass Mounts. Sn 16424 - 16424
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 is in Scottish Highlander's Dirk Form With 'Cairngorm' Jewel Setting & scabbard. The knife & scabbard are in excellent condition. The knife has a large single piece Stag antler hilt, curved with broad butt in which is seated its amber coloured multi-faceted Cairngorm mounted in an ornate circular mount. It has a brass cross guard with square finials, the surfaces of which are cut with Saltire /St Andrew's Crosses. The 11 ¼” spear point Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge and a line of holes piercing the fullers. Both sides of the blade have etched decoration featuring foliate decoration, heraldic arms and banners (interestingly Fred James’ wife also now deceased etched the blades of her husband’s knives). The ricasso is stamped "F. W. James Sheffield". The knife is 17 ½” overall length. The scabbard is black leather covered wood. The brass throat mount has a fixed belt bar and it has a brass chape. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16424
£595.00

C1960, British Royal Navy Siebe Gorman Diver's Knife With Saw Back Blade & Brass Scabbard Marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6261’ Slotted For Belt Loop. ED 2435 - ED 2435
This is an original, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard acquired from the Navy diver who was issued with this knife. The knife has a 1 ½”broad, 7 ¾” long double edged spear point blade with medial ridge & saw back (13 ¼” overall). The double edged blade is undamaged with just staining and scuffs consistent with age and use. The blade has no visible markings. The knife has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with ribbed & contoured grooved bakelite handle. The knife is complete with solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The scabbard has faint rubbed markings ‘Non Magnetic AP 6261’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2435
£375.00

C1960, British Royal Navy Heinke Diver's Knife With Saw Back Blade Marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6260’ & Brass Scabbard Slotted For Belt Loop. ED 2434 - ED 2434
This is an original, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard acquired from the Navy diver who was issued with this knife. The knife has a 1 ½”broad, 7 ¾” long double edged spear point blade with medial ridge & saw back (13 ½” overall). The double edged blade is undamaged with just staining and scuffs consistent with age and use. Both sides of the blade are marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6260’. The knife has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with ribbed & contoured grooved ebonised handle. The knife is complete with solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2434
£475.00

C1950 Large Geo Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works, Sheffield I*XL Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Original I*XL Leather Scabbard. ED 2433 - ED 2433
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wostenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wostenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife made by Geo Wostenholm & Son. It has a 10” long deep swept bowie blade which is 1 ¾” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 15” overall length. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and Sheffield Address together with 'Original Design By Colonel James Bowie' (all illustrated). It has a brass cross guard & beautifully coloured Stag horn slab scales. It is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and has ‘I*XL Sheffield’ highlighted in gold. It is also impressed ‘Real Hide’. All stitching, leather & rivets of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2433
£345.00

Victorian Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield Large Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16360 - 16360
Joseph Rodgers & Sons were first established as cutlers at ‘Holy Croft’ Sheffield C1724. By 1780 the firm was firmly established and well known for making quality knives. Having outgrown their Holy Croft premises moved to what was to become their worldwide famous address 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield. Originally making small edged weapons the Company moved into manufacture of large Bowies when American & British Empire markets expanded in the Victorian era (see pages 19 and 248-249 of Joseph Rodgers & Sons By Domenech where Rodger’s Bowies similar to our example are illustrated). This is an excellent Victorian era large spear point bowie made at Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street premises. The 15 ½” long, bowie has stag horn scales secured by nickel silver pins. One scale has a void nickel silver oval mount. It has a nickel silver finger guard and a 9 ¾” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked crisply at the ricasso,' J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England'. The reverse is stamped with Rodgers Tutonic type cross trade marks. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop, nickel silver throat mount & chape which have some service wear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact (similar scabbards are also illustrated on page 248 of Domenech’s book). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16360
£795.00

WW2 Era Cased Presentation British Army In India Ghurkha Kukri With 2 Skinners, 4 Metal Cap Badges, 2 Brass Shoulder Titles & 1 Medal Ribbon. ED 2431 - ED 2431
This is an original WW2 Ghurkha’s Kukri. The sturdy military grade weapon is 17” overall length. The wood handle has a nickel plated brass pommel cap, hilt bands and rivets . The curved 12 ½” nickel plated blade is sharp and has the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’. The blade has staining consistent with age. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the Kukri. The Kukri is accompanied by 2 period skinners with wood handles which have nickel plated steel pommel caps. Each of the skinners have 2 ¾” long, curved nickel plated blades. The blades have staining to be expected. Also with the kukri are 4 white metal cap badges: The ‘Shiny Eight’ 8th Ghurka Regiment with crossed Kukris and number 8: Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry with ‘Crown , Cornwall & Bugle: Kings crown Royal Tank Regiment With tank & ‘Fear Naught’ motto: 1st Battalion, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) With Prince Of Wales Feathers 'Ich Dien' motto Number 1, crossed Kukris & Bugle. Also 2 brass shoulder titles: 11th Battalion Sikhs Regiment ‘11 Sikhs’ & Indian Tochi Scouts (Frontier Force). Also a British WW2 Defence Medal ribbon. All are mounted in their fitted wood case with 2 clasp fasteners. The wood is covered with snake skin print paper which has areas of wear. The box is lined with padded silk and blue felt again the material has staining and wear consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2431
£295.00

Large J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Hand Made Bowie Knife With Polished Buffalo Horn Scales & Scabbard. ED 2430 - ED 2430
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 pristine 10” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The knife measures 15 ¼” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a re-curving brass cross guard and The hilt has thick polished Buffalo horn scales secured by steel 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 intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2430
£345.00

Large David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield Cutlery Hilt Bowie Knife & Scabbard. ED 2429 - ED 2429
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives. This impressive, large, Bowie was made by David North. The polished steel, deep swept, Bowie blade is 9 ¾” long and 1 ½” broad at its widest. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall length. The ricasso is signed 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has brass cross guard and ornate brass, cutlery form hilt. The knife comes with its quality bespoke Saddler hand made leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2429
£425.00
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