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"Old Knives"

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Camillus Bone Jigging!!:eek: It's amazing how Camillus scaled the bone jigging on their fine pen knives to match the sizes!! They might have put more effort (note the rattail bolsters!) into these "gents" knives, than into their more utility models!! fine jig pen 1.jpg fine jig pen 2.jpg fine jig pen 3.jpg fine jig pen 4.jpg
    I can't stop enjoying the workmanship that shows up in these old things!!:D
     
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  2. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Beautiful examples Charlie. Some of Camillus Bone was right up there with the best at times.
     
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  3. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Absolutely agree with Campbellclanman, fantastic knives and jigged bone on those wonderful examples, waynorth!!!

    Here is a knife that certainly belongs in the thread, "Made in Sheffield" 1830 - 1930 a golden age. But I am purposely putting it here to draw attention the the "Made in Sheffield" thread which doesn't get nearly the attention or foot traffic it should. I have gone through that thread from beginning to end several times and always notice something that I hadn't seen before. It's hard to state just how fantastic those fine old Sheffield knives were along with the incredible talent that went into producing them.

    Enclosed is a "Thomas Renshaw & Son" four blade Senator model in the original case. According to Tweedale, Renshaw existed from circa 1841 to 1900 and used "Stand" as their trademark. They are listed in Tweedale's book as manufacturers of pen, pocket, sportsmen's, and rule knives. This particular example is quite a feast for the eyes and was certainly created by some of the best cutlers from the 1800s. Aside from the exceptional fit and finish, the knife has a gold-washed file-worked back spring and file-worked front sides of all blades. The coined liners, pearl handles, and nickel silver shield cap off this beautiful knife.

    BF Sheffield Renshaw Box Open .jpg

    BF Sheffield Renshaw Blades Open .jpg

    BF Sheffield Renshaw Backspring .jpg

    BF Sheffield Renshaw Blades Closed  .jpg
     
  4. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Whew! Outstanding knife and write-up. Thanks for posting. Eye candy and a history lesson all wrapped up in one post,
     
  5. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Exquisite work on that one!
     
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  6. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Feast is totally correct Herder- just a Stunning Knife that backs up everything you say about the Sheffield Cutlery, what a beautiful Knife!
     
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  7. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    A little rough around the edges but rock solid! :)

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  8. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That's a real nice one Ron my friend! - Gorgeous Bone that has been discussed more than a few times, if I remember correctly this "Divot Bone" predates Peach-seed ( I most probably have the name and dating completely wrong ), I wouldn't call that a little rough round the edges :)- more perfect for the Pocket - and also for display in a fine collection.
     
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  9. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Duncan! I am really not sure about the bone. It is beautiful, I do know that. You’re exactly right my friend. This knife is perfectly sound in every way and Perfect for the Pocket. :)
     
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  10. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Just a beautiful piece, @herder!!

    Pre-dates peachseed, Ron and Duncan!! A real nice "Scouts Prepare",
    @Half/Stop!!
     
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  11. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    That Renshaw was blinged out long before such a word existed. Gold washed! Superb example, @herder
     
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  12. Beaver

    Beaver

    609
    Nov 24, 1999
    That is a beautiful Ulster lock back. The only other time I've seen the one piece guard is on the older Marbles folding hunter.
     
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  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks for the info and the compliment Charlie! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  14. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Thanks for the nice comments all on the Renshaw!!!
    Half/Stop, nice old Scout camper model.
    Beaver, thanks and yes, the Marbles had a one piece guard and I believe a Cattaraugus as well.
     
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  15. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thank you sir!
     
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  16. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Very crisp pick bone on this tiny NYK half congress from @chuko , thanks Erik:thumbsup:
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  17. Luger1952

    Luger1952 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Rob, very nice NYKC Congress! Great pick bone:thumbsup: Is there any marking on the nail file pile side tang? What is the closed length? Thanks
     
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  18. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks for the compliment Lloyd:thumbsup: She's 3 inches closed. The pile side nail file mirrors the mark side sheepsfoot, appears to be an unused knife.
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  19. Luger1952

    Luger1952 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Thanks Rob nice clear photo! That’s a fairly early one. I have one with a Wharncliffe style primary blade in not as nice condition as yours but perhaps even a little earlier. I will try to post a photo later.
     
  20. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    I'd love to see your wharnecliffe Lloyd, thanks :thumbsup:
     
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