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'Inherited' knives

Discussion in 'Knives' started by ProjeKtWEREWOLF, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

    ProjeKtWEREWOLF Loaded Pockets

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    I was given a pair of knives recently.

    One is a navy sheeps foot blade with marlinspike. No details available.

    The other however, is a very interesting Thomas Turner & Co slip joint with what looks like an antler handle. It may have been a Hawksbill or Sheepsfoot blade originally, but decades of use have changed that forever. The words 'Encore', Sheffield and Thomas Turner & Co are stamped on the blade, near the pivot. There is a large nail nick also.
    It looks like one of Terry Pratchett's witch knives.

    This definitely has some history. TT & Co were a Sheffield cutler established in 1802.


    "The company went bankrupt in 1932 and was taken over by Viners Ltd., which ran it as a separate company under the leadership of Rueben Viner until 1952, when it was finally absorbed into Viners."

    [​IMG]20180902_152241 by Hywel Cross, on Flickr

    Detail on the blade:
    [​IMG]20180902_152338 by Hywel Cross, on Flickr
     
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  2. 9x19

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    Nice old knives, thanks for sharing the photos and congrats.
     
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  3. Tallboyjim

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    I've got one from the same maker as the top one, scales look quite similar only it's a pruner. I was using it in the early 90s but I didn't realise it was that old!
     
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  4. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    From pictures on Google, looks like mine was/is a pruner too.
     
  5. neo71665

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    I think every older man had something like that top knife. They used to sell them in the "local" hardware stores. I have a few from both of my grandpas in way worse shape (well used but cared for). One of them the blade has been sharpened down to nothing. I remember my mother's father used it to cut hay string and peel fruit. If it's just like his I can't see it being worth much money wise. My grandpa was the type to find something on discount and still try to haggle to get it even lower. Something that might fall out of his pocket in a hay field he wouldn't have given over a buck or 2 for.
     
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  6. SOS24

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    A Western and Puma which my Dad recently gave me that he got from my Grandfather.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. 9x19

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    ^^ Very Nce! ^^
     
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