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*George Wolstenholm I*XL Twin Blade Barlow Knife. ED 2498 - ED 2498
The I*XL trademark had originally been registered in 1787 to a W A Smith of Sheffield. The mark books of The Company of Cutlers show I*XL being registered to Wostenholm’s in 1831. Originally the family name was spelt ‘Wolstenholme’ but, story has it that the second George Wolstenholme found this name too long for smaller knives so he omitted the letters ‘l’ and ‘e’. The name has been spelt Wolstenholm ever since. This lovely example is twin bladed both measuring 6cm, with I*XL George Wolstenholm – Sheffield – England engraved to the ricasso. I*XL is engraved on the bolster in large letters. The grip appears to be Rams horn and has been nicely worn over the years. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2498.
£95.00

*J.Nowill & Sons – ‘Store find’ Sheffield lock knife. ED 2497. - ED 2497
The earliest record of the business is in the books of the ‘Cutlers Company on 27TH April 1700. This family company was first based in Meadow Street Sheffield, but later moved to Scotland Street around 1840. It was in 1842 that the first of John Nowill sons, William, joined the business after finishing his apprenticeship. His maker’s marks of ‘D*’ and ‘CROSSKEYS’ remain the marks of the company to this day. This nice example was found in storage in Sheffield and is in ‘as new’ condition having never been used, sharpened or carried. The blade is 10 ½ cm in length and is engraved ‘*J.Nowill & Sons ‘D’ cross keys symbol’. The ricasso is engraved ‘J.Nowill & Sons Sheffield’. The knife has two brass bolsters and mid placed blade release. The knife has lovely coloured stag grips with a brass inlay on one side that could be engraved. A lovely example of a much sought after knife. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2497.
£195.00

George Wostenholm & Son I*XL Locking Pocket Knife. ED 2496. - ED 2496
The I*XL trademark had originally been registered in 1787 to a W A Smith of Sheffield. The mark books of The Company of Cutlers show I*XL being registered to Wostenholm’s in 1831. Originally the family name was spelt ‘Wolstenholme’ but, story has it that the second George Wolstenholme found this name too long for smaller knives so he omitted the letters ‘l’ and ‘e’. The name has been spelt Wolstenholm ever since. This knifes blade length is – 9 ½ cm and does not appear to have been re-sharpened, the total length including handle is – 22 cm. The knife has a 12 ½ cm hardwood grips including brass bolsters and pins. The blade itself is engraved ‘I * XL with Pat.Apr.For-Exel Edge Stainless’ on a scroll with ‘Geo.Wostenholm & Son Sheffield England’ beneath. The knife comes with its original thick leather sheath which has a brass fastening stud and rear belt hook. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2496.
£175.00

A ‘George Ibberson’ ‘Double Sharp ##’ Locking Knife. ED 2491. - ED 2491
The company was established c1700 by Joseph Ibberson. Were the first company to manufacture stainless steel cutlery. Active as 'George Ibberson' 1894-1900 at Central Works, 102 West Street, Sheffield. Became George Ibberson & Co in 1901. Active at Violin Works, 112-116 Rockingham Street, Sheffield 1912-1932. Eventually sold to British Syphon Industries with work transferred to Scotland Street. When MAB Industries bought the company they opened Portabello (new) Violin Works. The company went into liquidation in 1983 and was acquired by Egginton Bros Ltd. In 1986 Egginton Group was formed with other cutlers. The brand name 'Ibberson' is still used by the Egginton Group. The Ibberson company registered its world famous Stradivarius Violin trademark with The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. This mark, along with Ibberson’s other great trademark, Doublesharp ##, would go on to gain legendary status amongst knife enthusiasts the world over. This example has a drop point 7cm blade with brass bolsters and pins. It has a lovely two tone stag grip measuring 10cm including bolsters. The blade is engraved ‘George Ibberson – Double Sharp ## - Stainless –Sheffield – England’. The blade appears to not have been re-sharpened. The knife comes with a thick leather sheath. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2491.
£125.00

Wostenholm I*XL Locking Knife with Original Box. ED 2489 - ED 2489
The I*XL trademark had originally been registered in 1787 to a W A Smith of Sheffield. The mark books of The Company of Cutlers show I*XL being registered to Wostenholm’s in 1831. Originally the family name was spelt ‘Wolstenholme’ but, story has it that the second George Wolstenholme found this name too long for smaller knives so he omitted the letters ‘l’ and ‘e’. The name has been spelt Wolstenholm ever since. Blade length – 9 ½ cm. Total length including handle – 22 cm. This knife has a 12 ½ cm hardwood handle including brass bolsters and pins. The bolsters are engraved ‘Made in Sheffield’ and ‘Wolstenmolm – I-X-L – Sheffield England’ The blade itself is engraved ‘I * XL with George Wolstenholm and Sons’ on a scroll with ‘Sheffield England’ beneath, however. it appears to have been sharpened which has faded the engraving. The knife comes with its original gift box/sleeve and ‘welcome/authentication certificate’, which is in excellent condition too. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2489.
£145.00

Wostenholm I*XL Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath. ED 2486 - ED 2486
The I*XL trademark had originally been registered in 1787 to a W A Smith. The mark books of The Company of Cutlers show I*XL being registered to Wostenholm’s in 1831. Originally the family name was spelt ‘Wolstenholme’ but, story has it that the second George Wolstenholme found this name too long for smaller knives so he omitted the letters ‘l’ and ‘e’. The name has been spelt Wostenholm ever since. Blade length – 10 ½ cm. Total length including handle – 22 ½ cm. This knife has a 12 cm hardwood handle with two finger grooves. It has a small brass cross guard above a red painted band with an ornate engraving and a brass pommel which is also engraved. The blade itself is engraved ‘I * XL with George Wolstenholm and Sons’ on a scroll with ‘Sheffield England’ beneath. The knife comes with its original engraved thick leather sheath with rear belt loop, which is in excellent condition too. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2486.
£195.00

**RARE**PROTO-TYPE** Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield (Sons Of The Now Deceased J.E. Middleton) Fighting Knife Form Dagger With Trial Blade & Scabbard. ED 2483 - ED 2483
Throughout the 1970’s and 1990’s the famous Sheffield cutlers J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy specialised in producing quality classic English & American design Bowies at their Rockingham Street, Sheffield premises. This is a proto-type Ron & Roy Middleton knife with trials fighting knife dagger blade. When these knives entered their stock lists they had straight blades without the curved cut outs near to the blade shank found on our example. It has a 6” polished steel dagger blade. The knife measures 10 ¾” overall length. The blade is stamped ‘R&R Middleton Sheffield’. It has a brass finger guard. The wood scales are secured by brass pins. It is complete with its near mint brown leather open top scabbard with brass riveted belt loop. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The belt loop is impressed with Ron & Roy’s stylised ‘RR’ mark. The price for this rare knife which never appeared in the Middleton’s stock lists and is a must for any serious Middleton collector includes UK delivery. ED 2483
£495.00

Victorian English Joseph Beal & Sons ‘Endure’ Boar / Deer Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Polished Horn Hilt, Brass Fittings & Later Bespoke Sadler Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 18616 - 18616
First known as Josh Beal & Sons in 1871 the cutlers company used the ‘Endure’ trademark & the firm was at 8 Silver Street, Sheffield. J & J Beal Ltd was the successor to that firm in 1923. They renewed all their trademarks in 1944. Joseph Ernest Beal & Arnold James Beal were the owners. In 1953, they were in the Red Hill Works, Corporation Street, Sheffield. This is an excellent original Victorian era Hunting Dagger / Sidearm by Beal & Sons. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an undamaged polished horn hilt secured by brass rivets & heavy brass fittings including re-curving cross guard and pommel cap. Its 17 ¾” single edged steel blade has fullers. The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. It measures 23” overall. The blade is etched on one side with the maker’s name and trademark ‘Joseph Beal & Sons Sheffield Endure within oval cartouche . The knife comes with a bespoke Sadler made brown leather open top scabbard which was commissioned by us. The leather is excellent, supple and clean & has copper riveted & heavy duty stitched seams. The scabbard has a belt loop and retaining strap with brass stud fastener. The price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18616
£395.00

**RARE**ONE OF 7,000, 1960’s British Military Wilkinson Sword RJH Jungle Fighting Knife With Correct British 1908 Pattern Cavalry Sabre Handle & Scabbard. Sn 18667 - 18667
This is a scarce survival / fighting knife produced by Wilkinson Sword Co in the 1960's. Intended for the M.O.D approximately 7,000 knives were made. The M.O.D. didn't adopt the knife and they were eventually sent to the Far East and sold to the military as private purchase weapons (see page 123 of Flook's book ‘British & Commonwealth Military Knives). Our example has a clean polished 8” fullered Bowie blade and correct composite 1908 pattern Cavalry sword hilt which features chequered panels & thumb recess for grip. The blade is etched ' WILKINSON SWORD LONDON ENGLAND' on one side & ' RJH JUNGLE KNIFE' on the reverse. The hilt has the correct short brass finger guard and large brass pommel nut. The knife comes with its original brown leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The scabbard has the correct ‘lift the dot’ stamped press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18667
£695.00

Edwardian 1903-1904 Sterling Silver Samuel & Herbert Biggin (Cambridge Street) Sheffield Hunting / Skinner Knife With Stag Antler Grip & Scabbard. ED 2479 - ED 2479
This is an excellent Edwardian Sterling Silver mounted Hunting / Skinning Knife. The knife has a curved, clean, 10.3cm single edged stainless steel blade. The blade is faintly marked Sheffield England below indistinct manufacturer name (to faint to photograph). Its solid Stag antler hilt has ornate silver mounts (ferrule and pommel cap) with 1903-1904 sterling silver hallmarks ‘SBHB’ which is ‘Samuel & Herbert Biggin’ first registered at Cambridge Street Sheffield in July 1888. The knife has a small German silver finger guard. The knife measures 23.5cm overall. The knife is complete with its excellent original brown leather open top scabbard with single belt loop. The front of the scabbard has a panel of tooled decoration. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2479
£395.00
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