"Old Knives"

Augie

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A grandaddy barlow (5 inches in length closed). As far as I can tell the tang stamp is EDWARD / FURNESS / ENGLAND. It has been my understanding that there were no Sheffield barlows of this pattern from this era. No idea if the knife is legitimate or not. It is very tight with good snap. The knife has integral bolsters. I have provided a good number of photos so the experts may have a chance to evaluate it. View attachment 1811112 View attachment 1811111 View attachment 1811114 View attachment 1811113 View attachment 1811123 View attachment 1811124 View attachment 1811122


Everything I see makes me think it is legit Dwight, type of construction, bone, pins, all look to match up to the smaller Furness barlows.
 

Augie

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Added another Eureka Jack to the collection, a very nice 3 1/2"ebony Ulster. Knife is close to unused with great etch. Eureka's are one of the toughest patterns to find. Last pic shows it next to my carry GEC Eureka, slightly smaller. IMG_5790.jpeg IMG_5791.jpeg IMG_5806.jpeg IMG_5818.jpeg IMG_5804.jpeg IMG_5795.jpeg IMG_5796.jpeg
 

pmek5

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paulhilborn

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Added another Eureka Jack to the collection, a very nice 3 1/2"ebony Ulster. Knife is close to unused with great etch. Eureka's are one of the toughest patterns to find. Last pic shows it next to my carry GEC Eureka, slightly smaller. View attachment 1815615 View attachment 1815616 View attachment 1815617 View attachment 1815618 View attachment 1815619 View attachment 1815620 View attachment 1815621
Amazing John, you have to write a book on "how to" you score very impressive knives my friend :thumbsup:
 

waynorth

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lambertiana

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Added another Eureka Jack to the collection, a very nice 3 1/2"ebony Ulster. Knife is close to unused with great etch. Eureka's are one of the toughest patterns to find. Last pic shows it next to my carry GEC Eureka, slightly smaller. View attachment 1815615 View attachment 1815616 View attachment 1815617 View attachment 1815618 View attachment 1815619 View attachment 1815620 View attachment 1815621

Wow, just wow! Fantastic ebony! Master is crocus on the mark side, glaze on the pile side, pen is glaze on both sides. What a piece of cutlery history!

Looking at the scales up close, I think it might be Madagascar ebony.
 
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