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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by wellington, Dec 15, 2009.
Thanks Jeff, I'm thinking ivory but won't know for sure until I have it in hand.
Congrats Augie! Looking forward to your pics and thoughts once you have it in hand.
6 thick!! Way cool, Augie!!
All of those old Sheffield knives are reminders of a better, more 'civilized' era.
Drawing rooms and well tailored suits, fine brandy, the aroma of Dunhill 965 in the air, exquisitely fitted side by side shotguns and rifles from Holland and Holland.
The taking out a beautiful pearl handled lobster and using the long reamer tool to clear the stem of a Dunhill or Peterson pipe as you swap war series with some your old Boar War mates.
Augie, Stunner - the type of knife that would make itself into Mike or Herders books in all honesty.
To authenticate this Knife I strongly recommend that this knife be shipped to me immediately.
@Augie - Awesome Score Augie ... also looking forward to more photos and description once you have it in hand ... Nice to see this Sheffield thread pop up again ...
Innocent and Sons (pre 1860) 3 1/4" closed
Thought I might bring this beauty over- simply too good to leave back there so soon.
What Mike said, just stunning.
Lovely knife Charles ....
I received the sportsman knife today and I'm not sure what I have, the spear blade is marked Humphrey Sheffield but the saw and button hook are marked McPhearson Brothers Glasgow while the nail file is marked A.May&Co. I would have to assume it is a put together knife but everything matches up and all blades and accessorizes have great snap and no play, the scissors are broken and the pick is missing which I knew.
It is ivory and the construction is very good which makes me think it is not a put together knife especially with 6 springs. This one may be one of those mysteries that is never solved. Anyone with any ideas?
I don't know if it was ever done in Sheffield, but it makes me think of a collaboration project between custom makers nowadays for a special event.
Exceptionally done and photographed, Augie ! I bet you're grinning Love it ! Thanks for the look
What is the length, Augie??
That sounds very feasible. Or even for a tailor-made knife?
Six thick though..I mean....
Charlie, it's 3 3/8", it's actually very pocketable for a 6 spring knife although a little on the heavy side.
Thanks for the comments so far everyone.
Augie I am thinking that it is a very valid knife- one that was perhaps assembled by an old “ Little Mester “
Which were many in the day but now few.
There were many knives assembled outside of a Cutler firms premises- but Our Jack hopefully will correct me if I am wrong.
Humphries madefor a Glochester firm?
Some pearl Rodgers whittlers pre 1901
VERY Sweet old knives Augie and Chuko!!