Beautiful knife, herder
Gev my friend, I must agree, that Brookes and Crookes knife of Herders is simply an outstanding example, a lot of cases file work can go over board, but the File Work is exceptional, along with the Shilling and of course the expert Cutlers craft of fine tuning such a complex knife to close all blades and have no blade rub- amazing and a beauty to see!
Cambertree - mate- awesome to see the photo of Slaters Building - now Jack Sir - was that the building we stood in front of - was this the one with the History of the Bullets through the Window at some stage?
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Absolutely beautiful Brookes & Crookes Herder
The file-work is of exceptional quality, matched too by the coined liners, just in awe of the nesting of those blades.
I don't know about fit for a King or Queen - I'm not an enthusiast of any kind of hereditary monarchy - but whoever made it should have been paid a King's ransom for their skill and eye for beauty.
Fantastic knife herder. It made my day to see such a wonderful example of fine cutlery. Thanks
Thanks Jake, Herder and Duncan.
What a treat to see that Brookes and Crookes, Herder. Thank you. Does that manicure blade actually have the files cut into the bottom of a groove, so you can run your fingernails along it? If so, that's some pretty neat design, tucking away the abrasive surface like that.
This might be an opportune moment for me to drop in these pictures of Stan Shaw demonstrating how he applies his coining marks swiftly and efficiently to brass liners with a special tool.
He remarked, as Jack has noted before, that many of his tools he has had since his apprentice days, or sometimes picks up from estate sales of old cutlers workshops.
As he said 'Where could you possibly buy a tool like this?'
(In the case of disposable tools like files and saw blades, Jack had actually supplied him with some of the ones he had been using.)
Back to the top with a Sheffield George Wostenholm horseman's knife, picked this one up last week. I'm thinking this is about the oldest Sheffield knife I own. Not marked England so I assume pre 1890, also the fleam blade and the Wostenholms Celebrated Cutlery tang stamps make it older I think, first one I have found with the Celebrated.
As many functions as this knife has I am amazed at how tight everything still is, both blades are broken but still have excellent snap and no play, everything works as it should, still has the tweezers and toothpick. The tang stamps are slightly different on the 3 blades.
Maybe one of these days I can find one of these wonderful knives with no issues but I'm cheap so that could take awhile.
Still a very nice find Augie
Thank you Jack, love these horseman's knives, such a purpose built knife.
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