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    70 Candles for Waynorth on the 16th of Sept.

    Many happy returns Charlie, hope you have a great day.. Mick
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    That's quite astonishing Ken, what a beauty .. Mick
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    That's a dandy little knife Brad..the marks 'W Singleton & Co, 10 Bakers Hill' date the knife pre 1890, shortly after this date Singleton went into a partnership to form Singleton & Priestman..I think ? I will check later.. I posted some pictures of a pearl sportsman's earlier in this thread...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Brad, I too rather like the older terms used by the trade in yesteryear. The terms spring-knife & wheel-work were both used on this side of the pond.. slip-joint was not. Mick
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Wow Charles.. that's a super looking penknife in great condition with lovely looking gilded firework..very nice indeed. I believe the snakeback (I think that's what it's called over here ?) type work backing on the fine 4 blade Wosty Senator was done with a small thin wheel and could be called...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Three smart knives there Brad, I suspect that particular Senator pattern was very popular back in its day, lovely quality. Looks like a possible finger print mark/blemish ? on the otherwise minty budding knife. Not sure about the age of the W Rodgers, I can never tell with their knives, a really...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Charles, I've a selection of Victorian London directories on CDs, soon as I get chance I'll have a look through a few and see if I can dig out some information on your Benefink knife. Your Slater Bros Senator looks typical late 19th C, a quality piece. Years ago, 1992, Jim Taylor...
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    "Old Knives"

    That's a very decent looking jack knife Charles, on reflection I too think it maybe Edwardian (ER VII). I can't remember offhand when Rodgers closed down their Norfolk St works, think it was about 1930 ? Residual materials including blades marked with 'No6 Norfolk Street' would still have been...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    That little whittler certainly has some character Duncan very decent of you to let that other fellow have it..I've one or two Barber catalogues somewhere, just can't find them at the moment. Sure I've seen that pattern featured. Stan Shaw still makes a whittler that looks virtually identical I...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Two very smart looking Rodgers Charles, I like both very much. The pearl whittler has a kind of unusual shape..I reckon the knife could be Edwardian (1901-10) but it could have been made a little later and the two bladed jack knife 1936 ? (Edward 8th). Always tough to date knives with any...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Not sure about that wooden handled easy opening knife, not Rodgers or Sheffield made IMO. Agree with Jack the Moseley & Son & Harrods most certainly look Sheffield made. Lovely knives Brad :thumbup: As mentioned before, most knives made by the various makers were made to common patterns if...
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    "Old Knives"

    Thanks for the advice Lyle, years of hard graft and toil (honest :D ) have taken their toll.. not sure about the gloves in bed idea .. Mick
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    "Old Knives"

    Here's an old whittler I'd just like to add to this thread, so Ryan can see an example from CJ Johnson "Western Works' Sheffield. The knife measures just under 4" (closed) brass liners, stag , all the blades are marked identically with the CJ Johnson name and trademark flag and 'hand forged' on...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    You've done a great job gathering up all those WD knife threads Jack :thumbup: Brad, regarding your pearl whittler, the nail file and blade style with the cut in swages and long pulls sorta suggest 1885-90 (ish)..IMO Mick
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    A couple of very tidy looking Rodgers Brad :thumbup: Agree the pearl whittler does look mid to late Victorian, a very nice top quality item. I think Rodgers would use the best crucible steel in their blades back in those days, I doubt if they ever used silver in their steel but just used...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Well that's the mystery solved, many thanks Charlie and the guys over on Mr Levine's forum :thumbup: . I think it a great knife. Many years ago..we had a garden full of blackberry, raspberry and gooseberry bushes, all gone now and replaced with grass, bit of a shame as we used to enjoy...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    I've a few old edge tool books I can check tomorrow, something might tell us what that unusual knife is. Failing that I can always ask Ken Hawley (Hawley Collection, Sheffield). I think Thos Ibbotson & Co was established in 1814..then went on to make edge tools C1850s ( I can't check at the...
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    That's a strange beastie alright. Looks like it was made by Thos Ibbotson Co ?..wonder if the TOHs (it should read THOs) letters were struck individually and the cutler got a little mixed up ?. Could it be a vine cutter ? Lots of question marks ..Mick:D
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    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Thanks for the positive comments on the horseman's Jeff, Will & Duncan..:) I forgot to mention the firm acquired the Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria, then later from Edward VII, so the knife dates roughly 1901-1910. H Bros & H relocated from works on Shoreham and Norfolk streets to new...
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