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October 24, 2006, 23:07
Any idea as to age and value? Any information would abe apprecaited.
Joseph Allen & Sons, Sheffield England (http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=444406&sort=7&thecat=500&password=)
Close up (http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=444409&sort=7&thecat=500&password=)
Last one (http://www.hunt101.com/showphoto.php?photo=444408&sort=7&thecat=500&password=)
October 25, 2006, 07:48
I found a web site that has a pic of your knife ( looks like yours)
investigate further http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/
October 26, 2006, 14:07
Dunno,.... but I've got one too. My mother got it in a box of junk that she bought at a garage sale. She was using it to dig around in her flower pots.
October 26, 2006, 18:09
I've e-mail'd Sheffield for some more info.
Well, worst case when spring gets here I'll have another tool to get the flower beds up and going.
Thanx for the link;)
October 27, 2006, 08:49
you could use them to carve your pumkin' too
October 27, 2006, 19:35
I found out that this knife was made by Joseph Allen & Sons in Sheffield, England Cica 1890-1910 and not by Sheffield.
I found a few knife sites selling these for about $200 w/sheath.
I'm getting info for a friend who owns the knife. If anyone is interested he wouod like to sell it and was told it was worth $100.00 because he does not have the original sheath.
If I am all wet on this thing please let me know.
Suddnely I feel like carving a pumpkin:biggrin:
October 31, 2006, 14:07
How long is the blade, how thick is the blade, how bad is the tarnish/pittin, is there a sheath?
I don't know the actual value, but condition affects that, and this kind of information helps people price your item.
November 01, 2006, 20:33
I'll have to get it from him to check the dimensions. I do know it's 10" overall.
There really isn't any bad pitting, just what looks like tarnish. The edge of the blade does not appear to have been sharpened much.
There is no sheath.
November 02, 2006, 09:57
I restored one of those a few years ago. Really didnt want to but the owner insisted, as he wanted to carry it... and he does. They are fairly common, but good find!!
November 10, 2006, 20:11
November 30, 2006, 15:59
I've been trying to find information on mine. Looks identical to yours but not marked Sheffeild. Mine, I've been told, was sold by the Seattle Hardware Company prior to 1900 with the name "OCCIDENT" and Saber Temper stamped on the blade. It has a 7" blade, and is 11" overall. Looks like nickel hilt and brass pins in the stag handle. I'm inclined to think that it is one of the English-made knives like yours. Having a devil of a time finding anything definate on it.
I'll be watching this thread carefully to glean any leads of info I can.
Best of luck.
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