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

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

  1. mike Berkovitch

    mike Berkovitch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Nice examples Jack and Rachel, Most if not all Ibberson I saw where knives I immediately wanted to have. Unfortunately non had come my way.
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Here's an example of this, a smaller MOP Lobster, with Victorian Rodgers tang stamps on the blades, and a Wostenholm stamp on the Sheffield-pattern nail-file :thumbsup:

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    Thank you my friends :) :thumbsup:

    Here's a couple of Ibberson Penknives, with advertising :)

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  3. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Nice additions, Jack. Small knives are Big fun. :)

    Here is a wee little pearl handled fellow from Slater of Sheffield from the early 1900s.

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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you my friend, lovely lady's knife in nice condition :) :thumbsup:
     
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  5. LongBlade

    LongBlade

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    May 8, 2015
    Some real beauties above Jack and Herder :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ... Glad to see this thread again :) ...

    Here's an IXL Wostenholm Stag Hunter that I previously posted but disappeared with the Photobucket change.. so some new photos of this knife which is one of my favorites... Though I thought maybe one would consider this an English Jack I do believe it is considered a Hunter... Solid knife with a sweet patina and the blade is about as full length as one could get (4 & 9/16" closed) - check the photo... Most likely this is dated after 1890 given England on the stamp but also the stag suggests later 1800s / early 1900s....

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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Lee, that's a beauty, and in excellent condition given its age :thumbsup: A visually similar pattern is shown in this 1930's Wostenolm catalogue belonging to @Smiling Knife :thumbsup:

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  7. Corso

    Corso

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    Aug 16, 2007
    Pretty sure this little lot are from the period

    Just need a similar sized Barlow to round the set off

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  8. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I don't think I've shared this one here, and it should have been a better pic. I think it falls into the quill knife category. It can't be more than a couple inches long.

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    The tang can hardly hold all the stamp info, LOL
     
  9. Smiling

    Smiling

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    Nov 21, 2019
    I'm not entirely sure how I got tagged here :D

    But I'm glad I did since it's an interesting thread :D
     
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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Definitely a Quill Knife Glenn :) That's a nice oldie. I think I had the first one I showed above about a year before I got a glass strong enough to read the Joseph Rodgers mark! :D :thumbsup:

    Sorry about that! :D I meant to tag 'Smiling-Knife', but his account seems to have been closed :( Thanks for being so understanding :) :thumbsup:
     
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  11. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007

    LongBlade, Very nice Wostenholm example. As far as I can tell, that was the longest running pattern for Wostenholm. Aside from a few minor cosmetic changes, that model is seen as early as 1879 and as late as 1982 in company literature. It is both a classic and beautiful knife.
    Here are two more examples, one pre WWII (top), and one post WWII. Later models yet had synthetic handles.

    And a nice catalog illustration from Jack via Smiling-Knife.

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  12. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Glennbad, that is a beautiful little quill knife. Can you spell out the blade tang names which my old eyes can't quite make out. :)
     
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  13. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    A Thomas Turner I acquired recently, 4 1/8" closed, really fills my hand well:thumbsup:
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A beautiful Lambsfoot Rob :cool: :thumbsup:

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  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Agreed!!:D
     
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  16. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks Jack and Charlie :thumbsup:
     
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  17. danno50

    danno50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 15, 2008
    Bored at home, everything in town is closed. Just looking through my knives for any worthy one that I have not previously posted. Found this cute little dagger, blade length 5", total length 8 1/2". Stamped DCx/PACIFIC/CUTLERY CO/SHEFFIELD. The x is very faint and inside the C. Nothing on this in either Tweedale's or Goins, but Levine says it was an export brand c.1890.

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