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MOP Handles

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by smiling-knife, May 30, 2007.

  1. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    SK.

    What a beautiful collection. I still have hope that you and Charlie will adopt me some day just so I can chicken finger all those knives (very gently and carefully though) :D.
     
  2. KnifeHead

    KnifeHead I'm bad, I'm nationwide Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 5, 2006
    Ya EAT chicken fingers! You mean COON FINGER! :D
     
  3. Berkley

    Berkley

    May 5, 1999
    No fancy backspring on this pearl Wostenholm I*XL with scissors - but it does remind you to "Oil The Joints".
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  4. smiling-knife

    smiling-knife

    Nov 11, 2006
    Nice one Berkley.

    Thanks very much Bastid.
     
  5. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    And chicken eye!:D
     
  6. ddushane

    ddushane

    174
    Apr 19, 2001
    Here's one I made several years ago but thought it would fit the thread,

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  7. smiling-knife

    smiling-knife

    Nov 11, 2006
    Here is one to keep the thread alive. A silver-bladed fish knife hallmarked Birmingham 1885. The mop is one solid piece with hidden tang construction.

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  8. Berkley

    Berkley

    May 5, 1999
    That is such beautiful work it seems sacrilegious to think about sliding it under a filet of sole:eek:.
    Another one piece mop handle, on a little dirk from Joseph Allen & Sons, Sheffield. Their trademark was NON*XLL. This one marked England, so made after 1890.

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  9. mshambone

    mshambone Gold Member Gold Member

    813
    Sep 5, 2005
    Here is a Wostenholm IXL congress I just recently acquired. I am enjoying this one alot. Snaps nice, no wobbles, no gaps between liners. Overall just plain nice. It measures just shy of 31/8". Its hard to see but this one also says to oil the joints on the one side of the blade.

    Matt
     
  10. sunnyd

    sunnyd Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    This thread needs a bump. :) Here is one that needs to be shown and thought it might be welcome in here..

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  11. smiling-knife

    smiling-knife

    Nov 11, 2006
    Great knives guys. Thanks for posting. As a bump I'm posting this 1890s penknife.

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  12. Berkley

    Berkley

    May 5, 1999
    Another bump: whittler by J.Nowill & Sons, Sheffield.

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  13. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    I just put these up in the old knives thread, but, since I only own two with pearl handles, I thought it might belong here, too. This is a 3" Ellenville pen.
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  14. user24

    user24

    223
    Nov 10, 2006
    I posted this on another forum a while ago, but I love to any chance to show off my MOP knives :D

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    The first is dated 1911, picked it up in a little village antique shop
    Hallmarks: 1911, Maker: C.W.F
    OAL: 3 inches, blade 1.25 inches

    The second is slightly earlier, from 1846.
    very faint etching on the back (and originally on the front, too) of the MOP. you can just about make it out still. The blade itself has been worked too, as has the backspring
    Hallmarks: 1846, Maker: HA
    OAL: 5.25 inches, blade: 2.5 inches

    The last I bought for £15 which I think is a bargain (knocked it down from £18, and the price tag originally said £24), so yeah - happy with the price.
    It's in near-perfect condition. The workmanship is very detailed, the mother of pearl very good.
    Hallmarks: 1911, Maker: HW.LD
    OAL: 3.5 inches, blade: 1.5 inches
     
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  16. KnifeHead

    KnifeHead I'm bad, I'm nationwide Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 5, 2006
    Wooooo those are beautiful knives, user42 :thumbup:
     
  17. sunnyd

    sunnyd Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    user42,

    The beauty of all of them are outstanding but this one really is quite exquisite!. :eek: I would love to know what type of tool(s) was utilized to carve the floral design into the mother of pearl scales..

    Just incredible! :) Thanks for showing these here.

    Anthony
     

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