"Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by wellington, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    JR Pachyderm sport 1.jpg JR Pachyderm sport 2.jpg JR Pachyderm sport 4.jpg

    This knife looks like the same pattern, Augie. It is a hair under 3 3/8" long, but only two thick.
     
  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Same size/pattern, but three thick. Joseph Rodgers again.
    JR exhibition 1.jpg JR exhibition 2.jpg

    I wonder if your knife and my two were made in the same cutlery??
     
    Old Engineer, Shurke, danno50 and 7 others like this.
  3. chuko

    chuko

    Dec 22, 2007
    A 3 spring with 5 tools J. Crossland & Sons (1868-1924)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    knowtracks, WHT, Old Engineer and 3 others like this.
  4. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Absolutely Stellar Knives Charlie and Charles.
     
  5. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Charlie, absolutely stunning examples, they do look like the same pattern but doubt same cutlery , while mine is nicely finished your Rodgers beauties are quite a step up in quality.
     
  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
    tmd_87 and JohnDF like this.
  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Sorry for your loss, Jack, and all BF members that knew him.
     
  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    He's been missing for a while!!
    We are all deprived of a great collector!!
    R.I.P. Mick!!
     
  9. ptradeco

    ptradeco Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2010
    A loss beyond understanding for many that visit here. Mick was one of the definitive words when it came to Sheffield. He provided much insight to me personally as I developed my Sheffield collection both through his thread here and direct contact. Always willing to assist.

    We are greatly diminished.

    Prayers my brother. And profound thanks.
     
  10. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I am extremely saddened to hear this. Mick and I corresponded a while back - then he dropped out of sight- I got to hear back from him the once more saying that he had a bit of land and he was busy with that- then that was the last I heard from Mick.

    Really sad sad news - this thread has lost two amazing contributors with Mick and Charles.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
    Prester John and Jack Black like this.
  11. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck

    Oct 11, 2001
    Good news, I traded emails with Mick (Michael Critchlow) this week in regards to this knife. Bruce Voyles recently had a bunch of knives in an auction that were in the "Sheffield Exhibition Knives" book. I managed to buy this 2-inch closed whittler from the auction. Check out some of the knives in the auction! Try as I might, I can't get good photos or scans of pearl.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Fantastic news Mike, and congratulations on that beauty. I hope that Mick is well, and certainly much recovered! :thumbsup:
     
    cigarrodog likes this.
  13. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck

    Oct 11, 2001
    Thank you. He said "I'm fit and as well as I have ever been." He knew of these knives before they went on sale in the 1990s and before they ended up in the book, so it was good chatting with him.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
    Jack Black likes this.
  14. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I bet that was a good conversation Mike, Nice wee Knife! if you hadn't had the Dime there I would have guessed that knife being bigger- Gorgeous piece Mike.
     
    Mike Robuck likes this.
  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's great to hear :) Apologies folks (and Mick) for my erroneous post, I was clearly misinformed! :eek: :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck

    Oct 11, 2001
    Thanks Duncan. It took a steady hand to do those swedges!
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
    knowtracks likes this.
  17. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    No worries Jack - I am SO SO GLAD to hear Mick is well and happy- what excellent news. I hope one day he comes back to visit his great Thread ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Mike - just to stand and watch those Cutlers at work!
     
    waynorth and Jack Black like this.
  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Duncan, me too :) :thumbsup:
     
  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I'm glad to hear Mick is doing well! Rumors of his passing were greatly exaggerated!!:cool:
    In honor of the good news, Here is a JR from the same Exhibition and Book!!
    JR exhibition 1.jpg JR exhibition 2.jpg
     
  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Outstanding Charlie :) :thumbsup:
     
    waynorth likes this.

Share This Page