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Thread: c1974 Ibberson sowbelly made by the skilled hands of Stan Shaw

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    Wow!... these are neat photo's Mick, thank you, that 2121 is a huuuuuuge knife!!!!
    Gary Watson 16 Nov 1956 - 21 Dec 2009. Missed Incredibly.

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    Wanted: Charlies SFO'S I would like to collect these, please contact me - thanks very much. Do you have any HJ's? Duncan.

  2. It's nice to see some of Stan's more recent work. Thank you for sharing the photos, Mick. That's a big knife!

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    I want to thank you as well, Mick!

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    Really pleased you guys liked the large knife..

    Here's a scan of a UK 1970s Ibberson leaflet, I guess the sowbelly pattern was omitted as it was primarily made for the US market ?.




    Here are a few pics of some of those..all really first class quality.








    Mick

  5. Mick, I love old catalogs--thank you for sharing it! That's a wonderful collection!

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    That 2121 is a phenomenal piece of work! Astounding!
    Thanks for all, Mick.

    Here is a very humble Ibberson pen, 3 1/16" by comparison that I just picked up from a junk store while I was in Ottawa, Ontario last month - reduced to 25 bucks, from 35!
    I gulped when I saw a mark in the liners, but alas, the marks did not prove to be the elusive "SS".
    Does (dot).3C mean anything to you readers here?

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    That was a hell of a good score Charlie!.... A while ago I never knew marks on liners ever existed!
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    psssssst, want a beautiful Barlow? I know just the guy who can help ya out
    Wanted: Charlies SFO'S I would like to collect these, please contact me - thanks very much. Do you have any HJ's? Duncan.

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    That's a really nice looking penknife Charlie..

    As a rule anything with the 'Firth Stainless' pile side mark is early(ish), 1930s..possibly 1940s. Guessing the .3C is the year date 1930 ?.

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    The C is hard to read. I will have to get out the microscope.
    Thanks Mick. Amazing that a knife can exist virtually untouched for 70-80 years, and end up in a junk/used furniture store!!
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  10. Nice score! The tang stamp is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington View Post
    That's a really nice looking penknife Charlie..

    As a rule anything with the 'Firth Stainless' pile side mark is early(ish), 1930s..possibly 1940s. Guessing the .3C is the year date 1930 ?.

    Mick
    Mick, I rubbed some candle wax into the marking, and it came up a very clear 30 (not 3C)! Thanks for the clue!!
    It is quite gratifying to be able to date a knife so precisely! Kudos to Ibberson!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by supratentorial View Post
    Nice score! The tang stamp is cool.
    I agree, Jake. Kinda looks like a Cello.
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    Thought you fellers might like this pic from one of the Sheffield museums taken the other day.


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    Wonderful picture, JB!
    How I would love to tour Cutlery museums of Sheffield!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    Wonderful picture, JB!
    How I would love to tour Cutlery museums of Sheffield!!
    I'm very sad to say that you'd probably be disappointed my friend. Considering the city's history it's incredible how little space is actually given over to showing off the fine cutlery once made there. There's even a World Heritage Site - the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - which has been 'mothballed' for well over a decade.

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    That tang stamp does look like a cello. I blew it up as well to get a closer look and it immediately struck me as perfect and quite fitting. I imagined him sitting in his work shop,bringing masterpieces to life while listening to another master, Rostropovich playing Bach's cello suite at the Basilique Sainte Madeleine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXnujMPt30Q

  17. What an amazing display! The photos (and even music!) have been very enjoyable. Thank you, everyone!

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    Charlie, they probably found the knife in a piece of furniture they got from an estate.
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    I suspect you are right, Charlie!
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    Wonderful thread! Thanks for all the great info and pic's...

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