Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

British Knives and Bowies

Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  Next Page 7 of 16

1899 Dated Abdul Karim Maker Spear Point Bowie Knife For An Indian Army Officer Signed With Gun Stock Quality Antique Ivory Hilt & Silver Mounted Scabbard With Retaining Clip. Sn 18267 - 18267
This is an original late Victorian Spear Point Bowie Knife For An Indian Army Officer . It has an 8” flattened diamond section spear point blade, incised on the forte with the intials GC and SI either side of a crown over a pair of large Gothic initials SR over a further set of initials PS and the date '99 (1899), the other side of the forte incised ABDULKARIM MAKER. It has very finely chequered antique ivory grips of gun stock quality and German silver oval finger guard with ferrule. It is contained in its silver mounted velvet wrapped wooden scabbard with spring clip which fastens to the finger guard of the knife when sheathed and retains it securely in the scabbard. The velvet is intact but one side has lost some of its colour over time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18267 (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight).
£975.00

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

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

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

Boer War Era British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Heavy Duty Horseman’s Multi Bladed ‘Encore’ Folding Clasp Knife By Thomas Turner, Sheffield With Removable Reign Bolts. Sn 18090 - 18090
At the end of the 19th century, Thomas Turner was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. The company was founded in 1802. By 1822, it was listed in a Sheffield directory in Norfolk Street. The company mixed steel and tool manufacture with cutlery and also operated as a merchant. The owner was Thomas Turner, living at East Bank. After he died on 5 March 1845, aged 61, the business passed to his eldest son, also named Thomas. The latter had been born on 10 January 1829. His brothers, Benjamin Thorne and William Thorne Turner, also became partners. By the 1850s, the company's reputation was secure. In 1851, it won a Prize Medal at the Great Exhibition. Sometimes Turner stamped several slogans on each knife. Aside from the slogans, Turner used the trade mark "Encore"(granted in 1805). This is a Boer War era Horseman’s Multi Bladed ‘Encore’ clasp Knife by Turner, 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, gimlet spike, 3 single edged blades one with thumb spur. The blades are marked by the manufacturer ‘Thomas Turner Sheffield’ and the largest blade has their ‘Encore’ trademark. The body of the knife has 2 original removable reign screw bolts with nuts. The frame has an integral screw driver tip at one end. The knife has undamaged chequered horn scales. One scale is fitted with a German silver escutcheon. The hook hinge mount and shackle are also German silver. The scales are slotted for accessories. One slot contains its original steel tweezers, the other slot is fitted with a tool, no doubt a spike which is tightly stuck in the slot (to avoid damage to the scale we have not used force to remove it). The blades & accessories are undamaged with just the staining to be expected with age. All blades fold neatly into its steel & brass frame. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18090
£745.00

**RARE**MINT & UN-ISSUED**1st Type WW2 Era, Sterile Special Operations Executive (SOE ) 'Escape Tool' Folding Pocket Knife / Tool. Sn 18088 - 18088
Described as very desirable and much sought after on page 48 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook and illustrated on the same page at plate 98, these 1st type rare escape knives were issued to members of the British SOE during WW2. This is a near mint original example in un-issued condition. As is common with special forces weapons this escape tool is sterile with no manufacturer or date marks. The blued steel construction tool features an integral wire cutter the arm of which is held to the body of the knife by a hinged 'hoop bar'. It measures 6 ¼” overall when closed and has 2 single edged folding blades. One measures 3", the second blade measures 2" and has a thumb lug spur to assist one handed opening. The knife also has three saw edge blades and a screwdriver head integral to the frame. The knife is fitted with a steel shackle. The tool has all of its original blue finish. The price for this rare SOE knife includes UK delivery. Sn 18088
£1,975.00

**RARE**British GQ Parachute Co Ltd. RAF Air Crew Issue Swiss Victorinox Hunter Pattern Folding Multi Blade / Tool Clasp Knife (Swiss Army Type) With Stainless Steel Locking Blade. Sn 18094 - 18094
These knives were provided to the British Ministry of Defence by the GQ Parachute Co Ltd as part of their contracts for the provision of air crew equipment. The knives are Swiss Victorinox Hunter pattern (see page 229 item & plate 550 of British & Commonwealth Military knives by Flook where one of these knives is described & illustrated). The knife has a main locking blade, saw blade, corkscrew, punch. bottle opener / screwdriver, gutting blade (harness cutter) and the typical removable tweezers and tooth pick. The scales are of the red plastic material now found on most. In addition to the maker’s trademark, the logo of GQ parachutes and MRI GQ 1604 is present on one scale. The main blade is unlocked by sliding a plastic catch on the opposite scale. The main blade is etched ‘27c/7018504’ together with ‘Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei’ & ‘Patented’ manufacturer detail. The price for this rarely seen knife includes UK delivery. Sn 18094
£495.00

**RARE** 1st Type WW2 Era British Special Operations Executive (SOE ) 'Escape Tool' Folding Pocket Knife / Tool By Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield. Sn 17945 - 17945
Described as very desirable and much sought after on page 48 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook and illustrated on the same page at plate 98, these 1st type rare escape knives were issued to members of the British SOE during WW2. This is an excellent original example. The knife of all steel construction features an integral wire cutter the arm of which is held to the body of the knife by a hinged 'hoop bar'. It measures 6 ¼” overall when closed and has 2 single edged folding blades. One measures 3" and is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Joseph Rodgers & Sons Cutlers To His Majesty Sheffield England' together with Maltese cross & star trademark. The markings are illustrated in image 2. Later examples of this rare knife had the maker's details omitted for covert use. The second blade measures 2" and has a thumb lug spur to assist one handed opening. The knife also has three saw edge blades and a screwdriver head integral to the frame. The knife is fitted with a steel shackle and has even patina throughout consistent with age and service use. The price for this rare SOE knife includes UK delivery. Sn 17945
£1,745.00

A Collection Of 12 (now 9) Various Scottish Sgian Dubh Dirk Knives With Scabbards (THE PRICE IS FOR ONE DIRK ). Sn 17803 - 17803
Scottish Sgian Dubh 'Gaelic- Black Knife' were carried by heavily armed Scottish Clansmen. Tucked into the sock, this was reputed to be the weapon of last resort. Today it remains an essential part of traditional Highland wear. This is an excellent collection of 12 Various Scottish Sgian Dubh dirks with scabbards. ( No1 SOLD 30/04) ( No 4 sold 19/10) ( No 5 Sold 03/10) They each have various form hilts, some with traditional Cairngorm ‘jewel’ top mounts, Scottish themed badge mounts and embossed white metal fittings. The blades of numbers 4, 7, 10 & 12 are marked ‘Art Pewter Stainless Steel Made In Scotland’. The blade of Number 8 is marked ‘Stainless’. The back of the simulated Stag horn hilt of number 7 is decorated with a Poem of the famous Scotsman Robert Burns ‘My heart is in the Highlands, my heart is not here, my heart is in the Highlands, a chasing the Dear’. All are in excellent condition with clean blades protected by storage grease. The price is for one individual knife each & includes UK delivery. Sn 17803 (Please Note the number to the left of the dirk you want to order and quote the number at time of purchase)
£75.00
Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  Next Page 7 of 16