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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    outstanding lobster, joe!
    thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    An excellent Brookes & Crookes 5 pc Joe, many of the knives I have seen, made by the firm have been good, they sometimes made knives with slightly novel, and unusual features or attachments, a little different, high quality. Ernest Mills, in 'On The Knife Edge' mentions that both his Grandfather & Farther, Willis, were cutlers at Brookes & Crookes, then situated just off the old St Phillips road.

    Thanks for showing

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Thanks Mito0 and Mick.
    According to "The Sheffield Knife book" by Geoffrey Tweedale pages 161-163 they produced knives of the highest quality, which won them many awards. The bell trademark was considered a "badge of excellence" in their time.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    I saw a MINT 5 bladed knife by B&C not long ago with an ivory blade and all other blades fileworked and the springs fileworked too. Was lovely, probably exhibition quality, only sold for about $230. Crazy.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Clements retailed, Sheffield made two blade knife with buffalo horn scales. Brass liners.


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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by RodgersLad View Post
    I saw a MINT 5 bladed knife by B&C not long ago with an ivory blade and all other blades fileworked and the springs fileworked too. Was lovely, probably exhibition quality, only sold for about $230. Crazy.
    Not often you see that sort of thing Andy, maybe it was made as an up market librarians knife, the ivory blade intended for page turning ?.

    Thanks for adding a picture of your Clements, very attractive, made with horn scales and bearded (tip) bolsters.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by wellington03 View Post
    Not often you see that sort of thing Andy, maybe it was made as an up market librarians knife, the ivory blade intended for page turning ?.

    Mick
    Mick,

    yes, the ivory "blade" was rounded on the end, a bit like a pallette knife shape which is similar to the shape of a page turner so yes, probably right there.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by RodgersLad View Post
    Mick,

    yes, the ivory "blade" was rounded on the end, a bit like a pallette knife shape which is similar to the shape of a page turner so yes, probably right there.

    Andy
    Hi Andy,
    Could the Ivory blade be a budding or grafting blade? The librarian knives I have seen and own with a ivory or pearl page turner are usually pretty long.
    I really like the "Clements" knife, the horn handles are great. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    ^^ Hi Joe, could well be a budding knife yes, i guess that would make more sense. The knife was only quite small. Wish i had saved some pics now.

    Thank you for the comments on the clements : )

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by yaro5 View Post
    Hi Andy,
    Could the Ivory blade be a budding or grafting blade? The librarian knives I have seen and own with a ivory or pearl page turner are usually pretty long.
    I really like the "Clements" knife, the horn handles are great. Thanks for posting.

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    My thoughts exactly, Joe.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by RodgersLad View Post
    I saw a MINT 5 bladed knife by B&C not long ago with an ivory blade and all other blades fileworked and the springs fileworked too. Was lovely, probably exhibition quality, only sold for about $230. Crazy.

    Without pictures, suppose we'll never know, a knife that has fileworked blades and back springs, is unlikely to have a budding/grafting blade.

    I have seen a Rodgers 3 3/4" 5 pc Library knife with an ivory page turner ?.

    Mick
    Last edited by wellington03; 07-07-09 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Mick,

    That is awfully small for a page turner. I have never hear or seen such a small page turner. Could the answer lie in this blade being a letter opener?

    Jim Taylor.

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    I apologise, just found pics and its not rounded like i thought.


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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Quote Originally Posted by RodgersLad View Post
    I apologise, just found pics and its not rounded like i thought.

    Well, first of all that is NOT a desk knife. It is a five blade whittler and, as the late Arthur Negus would have said, "An absolute snorter." The ivory blade is a letter opener, or I'm a Dutchman!

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    Re: Vintage Sheffield folder's (pic heavy !)

    Andy,
    That a nice knife. Definitely not a budding blade, to thin and slender. Page turner or letter opener would be a good guess. Looks to be a quality B&C, shame you didn't buy it.

    Joe

 

 

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