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Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank

Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank

Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank. Used, works, rusty, needs some oil and tlc, small chip on bottom does not effect function, see last picture. The item “Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank” is in sale since Friday, December 2, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Other Collectible Tools”. The seller is “radonsales9998″ and is located in Twin Lake, Michigan. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Antique Vintage Old Tools Knife Sharpener Blacksmith Grinder Foot Pedal Crank
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Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes

Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes

Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
This is a large fantastic vintage antique junk drawer lot of over one hundred twenty items with a great variety of items from different time periods. Star Wars, Captain America, Avengers, Daredevil, Archie, Coins.. Rolls of Lincoln wheat pennies 1940’s 50’s and 60’s, Tokens, Bicentennial pendants, Timber Rattler knife, Rouis Agassi Fuentes bird trading cards, stop and wrist watches, skeleton keys, vintage freezer locks, toys, radio tubes in original boxes, vintage Pittsburgh Pirates Bad Bandana with the original Kaufmans dept store tag and more! Most of this lot is in very good to excellent condition but there are a few items with age flaws, tears, fading, scratches, etc. (Please see all photos for best description of the general condition). The item “Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes” is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Wholesale Lots\Other Collectible Lots”. The seller is “robertj6884″ and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown

Vintage Antique Junk Drawer Lot of 120+Items, Coins, Watches, Knife, Comics, Tubes
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Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers

Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers

Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
Antique Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard and Papers The blade’s cutting edge has small hairline crack (hagiri) 13″ long with 8 1/2″ blade. The item “Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers” is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese”. The seller is “hennadiy2006″ and is located in Milford, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Old Japan Japanese Tanto Fighting Knife with Scabbard Papers
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Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife

Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife

Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
Schrade Walden pocket knife, scales are bone crack free and no chips. Blade made of hi carbon steel it is full no damage opening mechanism. Is working fine blade is tight and firm. Tang stamps one side is schrade Walden. Other side US pats. Knife dimension close lent 4 7/8”open lent 8 9/16”inchplease take a look at pictures. Any question get intach thanks for your participation. The item “Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife” is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “moussamoshiri” and is located in Reseda, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Lock Type: Frame
  • Blade Type: drop oint
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Dexterity: Right-Handed
  • Blade Range: 2.76 – 4in.
  • Type: single blade
  • Year: 1910–1916
  • Color: Brown
  • Number of Blades: 1
  • Opening Mechanism: Assisted
  • Handle Material: Bone
  • Brand: cherade
  • Authenticity: Original

Antique collectible charade Walden pocket knife
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Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era

Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era

Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era
Early civil war era confederate D-Guard bowie knife. Total length 23 1/4 inches long. Blade length 17 3/4 inches. Guard is 5 5/8 inches. Handle and wood grip is tight, look at pictures as it is part of description. The item “Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era” is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “trading-post-6″ and is located in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Featured Refinements: Civil War Knife

Antique Confederate D-guard bowie knife civil war era

Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage

Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage

Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage
11 inches w blade open. Old piece made in Frosolone. Horn has some patches and scratches but knife and horn are tight. The item “Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage” is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “artstr_22″ and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Type: Pocketknife
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy

Old antique Italy folding pocket knife from Frosolone vintage

PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife

PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife

PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife
AUTHENTIC PERSIAN ROYALTY GRADE. An astonishing piece of history! The hilt is carved from a single piece of ivory with a wonderful grain visible all over. The sheath is a green tooled leather over timber with an silver and ivory tip. The blade is of a fine wootz steel. It has a thick medial ridge running through to the tip and it is decorated with golden inscriptions in koftgar. THE BLADE IS DATED – 1120 ANNO HEGIRA – wich means that it was made back in 1708 A. Overall lenght in scabbard 38,5 cm. Blade lenght 25 cm. Blade 4,5 cm wide at widest point. The dagger is in great original condition, no resorations. ALL STRONG AND FIRM.. NOTHING LOOSE OR WEAK. EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND! PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPION. 2nd or 3rd sword often ships for no extra charge when combined. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. AND PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO ASK ANYTHING. The item “PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife” is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1700-74\Original Period Items”. The seller is “antiquearmsts” and is located in TRIESTE. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Iraq

PERSIAN or OTTOMAN KHANJAR DAGGER sword antique old turkish wootz khandjar knife

ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade

ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade

ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade
1 (908) 500 2908. MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD – YATAGHAN. GORGEOUS WEAPON, DEFINITELY INDICATOR OF WEALTH AND HIGH SOCIAL STATUS. TURKISH OTTOMAN, CIRCA EARLY 19TH CENTURY – ABOUT 200 YEARS OLD. EXTENSIVE GOLD DECORATION ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE – STUNNING CRISP DETAILS. UNUSUAL IRON BACKSTRAP WITH TRACES OF GOLD DECORATION. TOP QUALITY HAND FORGED BLADE WITH SUPERB GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION AND GOLD ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY. ORIGINAL LEATHER OVER WOOD SCABBARD WITH SILVER (or silver-plated) FITTINGS. (72 cm) LONG IN THE SCABBARD. (70.5 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD. BLADE IS ABOUT 22 in. (55.9 cm) LONG. SWORD IS IN VERY GOOD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL EXPECTED AGE WEAR. GOLD KOFTGARI DECORATION ON BLADE IS NEAR 99% CONDITION. SOME LIGHT SHARPENING MARKS AND VERY MINOR DARK SPOTS ON BLADE. BONE GRIP WITH LARGE “EARS” IS SOLID, SHOWS NORMAL STABLE AGE CRACKS AND AGE WEAR. ORIGINAL LEATHER ON SCABBARD IS VERY GOOD, SHOWS SOME AGE WEAR, ORIGINAL FITTINGS ARE DENTED. NOTICEABLE WEAR TO GOLD DECORATION ON IRON BOLSTERS, TRACES OF GOLD DECORATION ON IRON BACKSTRAP. SUPER FINE QUALITY EXAMPLE – PICTURES DON’T DO JUSTICE – ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Your satisfaction is very important to us. Items must be in their original condition with similar of our packing. Although every effort is made to ensure accurate dimensions and weights, the figures shown should always be treated as approximate. The pictures should be considered as part of the item description. We do not take responsibility for any personal or third party losses. The item “ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade” is in sale since Monday, June 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Middle Eastern”. The seller is “silverapple” and is located in PA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Modified Item: No

ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SWORD YATAGHAN TURKISH OTTOMAN GOLD SILVER dagger knife blade

ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH

ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH

ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH
ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE W/ LEATHER SHEATH. Blade Marked: MARBLES GLADSTONE MICH. & PATENT 1916 U. Leather Sheath Marked: MARBLE GLADSTONE MICH. Measures approximately: 8.50 long OVERALL. 4.50 long BLADE. 4.00 long HANDLE + CROSSGUARD. Almost 7.50 long LEATHER SHEATH. Condition: Blade has darkened from age. Some pitting on Blade. Metal end of handle is loose and needs to be tightened. One small area on Leather wrapped handle has a knick in it. Leather Sheath has some leather cracking on it, is smudged, has a couple marks in color blue, leather is knicked and scratched. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as “described”. PLEASE let me know if you need to get it sooner. Doing that is against U. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH” is in sale since Sunday, April 21, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “siennastef” and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • Brand: Marbles Gladstone

ANTIQUE 1916 MARBLES GLADSTONE KNIFE With LEATHER SHEATH

Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850’s Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE

Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE

Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE
This listing is for a “Swiss Army” type multi tool pocket knife that would certainly PRE-DATE the creation of the ACTUAL Swiss Army knives by Victorinox and Wenger. (They were first produced in 1891). This knife would be the GENERAL’S RANK were it a Swiss Army knife?? I do not know exactly what all these wee tools are designed for? OR what their correct terminology is? ALL tools appear to be fully-functional, open & close correctly, and show no apparent “wobble” DESPITE the fact that this knife is designed to split-apart into 4-5 separate pieces. There are no locking blades on this massive multi-tool pocket knife. The big hook is for cleaning horse hooves and there appears to be a Firearms NIPPLE WRENCH for percussion guns. This part can detach, & is connected by some small “EARS” that show what appears to be an OLD period REPAIR (See last image) both “Ear Tabs” have been replaced skillfully MORE IMAGES available on request. SIZE = shown beside rulers in at least two images BOTH metric (MM) & Imperial (“Inches”). WEIGHT = approx 13 Oz or 315 Grams. Harrison Brothers & Howson received a ROYAL WARRANT as appointed manufacturers to Her Majesty Queen Victoria this particular knife was probably made PRIOR to that honour being announced, as it is not so-marked, as all their later-made pieces certainly would have been. Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield. This was one of the biggest cutlery firms in Sheffield by 1900. It originated with George Howson, who was probably apprenticed as a cutler in 1803, and later became a merchant’s clerk (and apparently partner) at Thomas Sansom & Sons. He died in Norfolk Street on 9 December 1847, aged 59, but his son William Howson took over his father’s interests. The capital of the business, which was based at No. The mother of the Harrisons had once been married to John Brocksopp, a Derby-shire iron-master, so that linkage helped finance the new venture (Jenkins, 1996). William Howson became traveler for the firm, while Henry Harrison moved to America. The company had agents in New York City during the 1850s and 1880s, including W. Henry Harrison became Master Cutler in 1862. William Howson resigned from the partnership. He died on 5 July 1884, aged 62, at Tapton Park – his substantial house in Ranmoor (Warr, 2009). The funeral was at Fulwood Church. Under the Harrisons, the business continued to expand. In the 1880s, it occupied Shoreham Plate Works, Shoreham Street, for the production of silver and electro-plated goods. A silver mark had been registered in 1849 and the firm also acquired a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria (and later one from King Edward VII). In 1881, the firm employed 257 workers (139 men, 61 boys, 39 women, and 18 girls). A business review, The Industries of Sheffield c. 1887, had this to say: At their cutlery works three hundred men are in constant work. On the first floor of this building are the offices – large, handsome and well-appointed rooms; adjoining is a heavily stocked showroom, where ivorree stock of every description is exhibited; near this is another showroom devoted to the display of butchers’ and other knives, carvers and forks to match, and smaller knives of chaste design and wonderfully fine and careful finish. These goods are packed in handsome plush cases, and from this room are dispatched to various parts of the world, North America and Australia absorbing an immense quantity. Descending from these rooms into a large and spacious yard, we found about twenty forges in operation, two skilled artizans attending to each. At the side of this is the ivorree-cutting shop, and underneath the yard are extensive and well-lighted cellars, which are utilized as warehouses for the Egyptian horns and African elephants tuskkss, which the firm import direct in immense quantities, and which are destined eventually to find their way to the dinner-table in the shape of knife handles. A great point of interest is found here in the powerful steam engine, by means of which the machinery throughout the factory is set in motion. Above the yard are seven shops for the seven different departments into which the manufacture of the products of the factory is divided. By the end of the century, most of the Harrisons had passed out of the business. Henry Harrison retired in 1892 and died in Bath on 20 October 1893 (aged 68). He was buried in Ecclesall. James William Harrison died at Tapton Grange, on 1 March 1897, aged 80, as one of the wealthiest men in the city. Harrison, the son of Henry, died in Bath on 8 March 1898, aged 38, and was also buried in Ecclesall. The Howson family then became dominant. Later Howson partnered Frank W. George Howson became Master Cutler in 1893. He made two world tours to promote the company’s products and his influence was shown in 1896 when the company registered a new silver mark,’GH’. He was described as’plain to the point of bluntness in speech and manner, clubbable and characteristically Sheffield’ (Derry, 1902). In the 1890s, Harrison Bros & Howson had agencies in New York, at No. 66 West Broadway, and in San Francisco, on Sutter Street. This was despite American cutlery tariffs. The company also had London showrooms at Holborn Viaduct. Yet it never seems to have advertised. The Norfolk and Shoreham Street premises became cramped and so the firm relocated in 1900 to a new building fronting Carver Street, and bounded by West and Division Streets. Above the main entrance to Harrison Bros & Howson’s Alpha Works (which can still be seen on Carver Street) was the corporate trade mark: a coronet with the word’ALPHA’, which appears to have been granted to either William Sansom or Samuel Harwood in 1836. The firm also used the’Stag’s Head’ mark of William Webster. In 1902, Charles Ibbotson, the pocket-knife maker (trade mark,’SLASH’), was acquired. By now the firm was amongst the top half dozen or so cutlery firms in the city, with a workforce of perhaps about 600 in 1911. In a review of the new premises, The Sheffield Independent, 20 October 1900, contrasted them with the’shabby, inconvenient, makeshift, sort of premises’ that were the norm in Sheffield. George Howson, too, when interviewed by local journalist Fred Callis, shortly after moving into the works, painted a rosy picture. Machinery was turning out barrow loads of blank blades and working conditions had been transformed. Half a century ago you did not see’, remarked Howson,’a cutler wearing a collar, and it was most unlikely that he had a Sunday suit’ (Cox, 1903). However, although Howson obviously had high hopes for the firm’s mechanized future, the expected profits did not materialize. He communicated to a government inquiry (House of Commons, Departmental Committee on the Truck Acts, 1908) that:’there was not only no profit, but there was a distinct loss on having built that new factory, [and] that if he had employed outworkers and built no workshops he would have been better off than with the factory’. The First World War gave Harrison Brothers & Howson little opportunity to recoup its outlay. The firm declined steadily between the wars. George Howson was still nominal head of this privately-owned company, when he died at Tapton Park on 13 December 1930. The management passed to other members of the Howson family. In the 1950s, the partners besides Colonel E. Wilkinson were Brevet-Colonel William Howson and Brigadier Harold George Howson. The latter died on 13 April 1958, aged 66, at his residence North House, Carlton-in-Lindrick, and was buried at St John’s Church, Carlton (Quality, April 1959). In the following year, the company was bought by Viners. The condition has been shown faithfully in the many photographs in my listing These IMAGES ARE the most IMPORTANT part of my item’s CONDITION DESCRIPTION So if I have failed to show anything clearly? Any questions please MESSAGE ME. Receipt will be issued on request. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. Add a map to your own listings. The item “Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850’s Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE” is in sale since Saturday, February 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “phillip_in_new_zealand” and is located in Auckland (aprox. 12,000 “clicks” from USA). This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Handle Material: Bone
  • Brand: Harrison Brothers & Howson
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Type: Multi-tool
  • Dexterity: Ambidextrous
  • Tools: EATING Knife, Spoon, & Fork
  • Blade Range: 2.76 – 4in.
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Opening Mechanism: Manual
  • Year: Circa 1850’s
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Blade Edge: Combination
  • Blade Type: EATING “Bread & Butter” Knife blade

Harrison Brothers & Howson Circa 1850's Antique English Multi Tool POCKET KNIFE