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North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.5ins, 11.25ins overall Ref: 372
16th century barrel Barrel, Turkish 16th century. 34.5ins. Ref 838
18th century trousse German 18th century knife and fork trousse, blade 10.5ins, 15.5ins overall. Ref 833
A SURE DEFENCE - THE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK Burton, Kenneth J Australia: K.J. Burton & Co.. Hardcover/pictorial cover/published with printed paper hard case. 1988. A good starter book for Bowie knife collectors.
African dagger North African dagger with distinctive scabbard: blade 7ins, 13.5ins overall. Ref: 059
African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.5ins, 10.5ins overall Ref: 060
African dagger North African dagger: blade 8.25ins, 12ins overall Ref: 061
African dagger North African dagger: blade 3ins,6.25 ins overall Ref: 062
African dagger North African arm dagger: blade 7ins, 11.5ins overall Ref: 082
Arab dagger Arab dagger: blade 6.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 478
Arab dagger Arab dagger: blade 6ins, 10ins overall Ref: 492
Arab dagger Arab dagger: blade 5ins, 9ins overall Ref: 493
Arab dagger Arab dagger: blade 6ins, 10ins overall Ref: 494
Arab dagger Arab dagger: blade 7ins, 11ins overall Ref: 495
Attractive folding knife Folder ‘MONTAGNAC BEUNOS AIRES’. 6.25ins, 12ins open
Balkan dagger Balkan dagger: blade 8ins, 12.75ins overall Ref: 299
Balkan knife Balkan knife with double-fullered and decorated recurved blade: blade 6.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 219
Balkan knife Balkan knife with ear-shaped horn grip: blade 5ins, 9.5ins overall Ref: 216
Book: Exhibition Knives: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS Exhibition Knives: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, The Samuel Setian Collection. (ISBN: 9879766008) Buenos Aires, Argentina: Samuel Setian, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition. Thick, oversize quarto, 304 pages, profusely illustrated in lavish full-color throughout, hi-quality gloss paper stocks, pictorial endpapers, gilt-stamped maroon cloth, matching color pictorial dustjacket, biblio., index. A beautiful book for those who love fine antique knives. Showcased are the products and histories of the Sheffield makers. The pictorial catalog of one man's superior collection of antique knives and related products by the famed Sheffield, England maker: Joseph Rodgers & Sons. A stunningly beautiful, landmark, classic production, and a very real collectible in its own right.
Bowie with leaf shaped blade Unusual wide-bellied leaf shaped clip point blade and integral cut steel bolster to frame grip with bone scales and nickel silver pommel cap. Blade 11.5 inches x 2.6 inches wide, 17 inches overall.
Civil War didsabled person's knife/fork Disabled (one-armed man) knife/fork, civil war period: blade ins, ins overall. Ref: 584
CIVIL WAR KNIVES, Newman, Marc CIVIL WAR KNIVES (ISBN: 0873649990) Newman, Marc Paladin Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 109 pages. A look into the history of Union and Confederate knives that reveals the attitudes, ingenuity, thoughts, and fears of not only the officers and men who carried these knives, but even the cutlers and blacksmiths who designed and crafted them. Historian Marc Newman spent more than 10 years researching Civil War Knives. As well as examining the collections of dozens of museums, historical societies, presidential libraries, national military parks and battlegrounds, and individual collectors, Newman devoted thousands of hours to locating and studying the oftentimes hidden details and anecdotes attached to the hundreds of Civil War knives documented in this definitive reference. The hardcover edition is out of print. The Book and the Dust Jacket are Fine.
Classic Bowie knives, Robert Abels Classic Bowie knives, Robert Abels Published by the author, 1967. Soft cover. Fine. 1st Edition. 97 pages. The classic book in the field of collecting Bowie knives. It is rare to find a collector of this stature who was so ahead of his time. Collectors are fascinated by the niche these knives have carved into American history. Bowie knives were carried and used by many famous and infamous Americans during a period when this country was undergoing the severe growing pains of a small nation becoming great. American frontiersmen, prospectors, buffalo hunters and soldiers all used these knives as tools of their trade and as a means of protection. Bowie knives were common in the sparsely settled frontier areas, the California gold fields (where their fabulous quality and fine decoration conferred status on the owner), the plains thick with buffalo and the batlefields of the Civil War. Many of these knives are not only treasures for their historical value, but for their great value as pieces of art. Some specimens, obviously the works of silversmiths and jewelers, exhibit beautiful craftsmanship in engraving, tooled leatherwork and metalworking. There is a slight rub a the top of the spine, otherwise the book is a clean, tight near fine copy. The Dust Jacket is only about good with some tears, and edge wear. Ex-libris sticker to end paper.
Congo knife Congo knife: blade 8.25ins, 11.75ins overall. some loss to pommel Ref: 709
Congo knife Congo knife: blade 4.5ins, 9.5ins overall Ref: 590
Congo knife Congo knife: blade 5.25ins, 7.5ins overall Ref: 521a
Congo Zaire knife Congo Zaire knife: blade 10ins, 15ins overall Ref: 114
Congo Zaire knife Congo knife: blade 9.5ins, 14.5ins overall Ref: 253
Congo Zaire knife Congo knife: blade 14ins, 19ins overall Ref: 254
Congo Zaire knife Congo knife: blade 14ins, 17ins overall Ref: 256
Congo Zaire knife Congo knife: blade 16.5ins, 19.5ins overall Ref: 259
Congo Zaire knife Congo knife: blade 12.5ins, 16.5ins overall Ref: 262
Crossbow lever, 16th century. Goat’s foot crossbow lever, circa 1580. 24.5ins overall. Ref 836
Customs sword English customs sword, circa 1800, blade 24ins, 29ins overall. Ref 822.
Finnish hunting knife Finnish hunting knife with leather scabbard: blade 5.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 103
Gaucho knife Gaucho knife: blade 7ins, 10.5ins overall Ref: 509
Horn dagger Horn dagger - India: blade 5ins, 9.5ins overall Ref: 413
Indian dagger Indian dagger: blade 8.5ins, 12.5ins overall Ref: 419
Knifemakers of Old San Francisco, Levine, Bernard R. Knifemakers of Old San Francisco (ISBN: 0873649745) Levine, Bernard R. Boulder: Paladin Press, 1998, 1998. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Many photographs and illustrations of (in our opinion) some of the most attractive knives ever made. The knifemakers of San Francisco produced a style of Bowie which emphasised the status of the owner. There could there have been no better way to celebrate success and establish your status in the gold rush era than to be seen wearing one of these fine art knives.
Lion head pommel hanger English hanger, circa 1770, steel lion head pommel, blade 26.25ins, 32ins overall. Ref 823.
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 6ins, 9.5ins overall. Ref: 178
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 3ins, 5ins overall. Ref: 179
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 5.5ins, 9ins overall. Ref: 181
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 9.5ins, 15ins overall. Ref: 185
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 7ins, 12.5ins overall Ref: 680
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 8.5ins, 12.5ins overall Ref: 684
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 11.25ins, 16ins overall Ref: 688
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 4.25ins, 7ins overall Ref: 242
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 9ins, 14ins overall Ref: 246
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 3ins, 8.25ins overall Ref: 702
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 7ins, 15ins overall Ref: 703
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 6ins, 11ins overall Ref: 551a
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 4ins, 8ins overall Ref: 557
Malaysian knife Malaysian knife: blade 11ins, 17ins overall Ref: 715
Mangbetu knife Mangbetu knife: blade 9ins, 15ins overall Ref: 119
NEW ENGLAND CUTLERY, Pankiewicz, Philip R. NEW ENGLAND CUTLERY Pankiewicz, Philip R. Gilman, CT: Hollytree Publicationa, Inc., 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Thick quarto, 256 pages, profusely illustrated, pictorial full-color covers. Includes extensive listings of knife and cutlery makers located in New England, by state: Connecticut (57 entries), Massachusetts (35 entries), Rhode Island (12 entries), New Hampshire (8 entries), Maine (8 entries) and Vermont (5 entries), and much, much more! Bowie knives, hunters, folders, butchers' knives, cutlery - they're all here. An important collector/investors’ resource. The book is near-fine.
North African cleaver North African cleaver with bell grip: blade 13ins, 17ins overall Ref: 290
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 10ins, 15ins overall Ref: 355
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 4ins, 8ins overall Ref: 349
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 11ins overall Ref: 344
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5.5ins, 13ins overall Ref: 346
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5.25ins, 13.5ins overall Ref: 347
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 4.25ins, 9ins overall Ref: 348
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7.5ins, 11.5ins overall Ref: 287
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7.25ins, 14ins overall Ref: 239
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 10ins, 15ins overall Ref: 016
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 11.75ins overall Ref: 064
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 10ins, 15ins overall Ref: 265
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 9ins, 14ins overall Ref: 267
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 11ins, 16ins overall Ref: 271
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6ins, 10.25ins overall Ref: 272
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 8.5ins, 15.5ins overall Ref: 336
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 9ins, 13ins overall Ref: 377
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 11ins overall Ref: 379
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 11.5ins overall Ref: 380
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.5ins, 12ins overall Ref: 381
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.25ins, 11ins overall Ref: 384
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.25ins, 11ins overall Ref: 385
North African dagger North African dagger: blade ins, ins overall Ref: 388 Dimensions to follow
North African dagger North African dagger: blade ins, ins overall Ref: 389 Dimensions to follow
North African dagger North African dagger: blade ins, ins overall Ref: 390 Dimensions to follow
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.75ins, 11ins overall Ref: 394
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 9.75ins, 13.75ins overall Ref: 402
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 403
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 325
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 12.25ins, 18ins overall Ref: 340
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 329
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 326
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 327
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 6ins, 9ins overall Ref: 339
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 4.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 323
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 10.75ins overall Ref: 289
North African dagger North African dagger: blade 7ins, 13.5ins overall Ref: 330
North African dagger: blade 7ins, 14ins overall Ref: 320
North African knife North African knife: blade 6ins, 10.5ins overall Ref: 450
North African knife North African knife: blade 7ins, 10.5ins overall Ref: 444
North African knife North African knife: blade 6.5ins, 11ins overall Ref: 447
North African knife North African knife: blade 7ins, 12.5ins overall Ref: 449
North African knife North African knife: blade 6ins, 10.25ins overall Ref: 454
North African knife North African knife : blade 5.25ins, 9.25ins overall Ref: 600
North African knife North African knife: blade 7.75ins, 11.5ins overall Ref: 644
North African knife North African knife: blade 9.25ins, 14ins overall Ref: 645
North African knife North African knife: blade 6.5ins, 13.5ins overall Ref: 649
North African knife North African knife: blade 7ins, 13.5ins overall Ref: 668
North African knife North African knife: blade 7.5ins, 14ins overall Ref: 673
North African knife North African knife: blade 4ins, 10ins overall Ref: 675
Northern European knife Northern European knife: blade 5ins, 8.25ins overall Ref: 247
Phillipine islands knife Phillipines knife: blade 10.5ins, 14.5ins overall Ref: 658
Phillipine islands knife Phillipines knife: blade 6ins, 11ins overall Ref: 664
Polaroid glasses Wraparound-style Polaroid glasses make finding the fish a breeze. 100% UV protection and removal of surface glare are top priorities for successful summer angling. Protective case and cleaning cloth included. Post free
Set of North African knives A pair of brass-handled North African knives in a carved wooden scabbard with brass mounts: blades 4.25ins, 8.5ins overall Ref: 607
Sheffield knife Sheffield knife: blade 7ins, 11.25ins overall Ref: 030
South African knife South African knife in carved scabbard: blade 5ins, 9ins overall Ref: 364
Spanish dagger Spanish dagger: blade 7ins, 11.25ins overall. (Images to follow) Ref: 158
Spear point Sheffield Bowie Spear point Sheffield Bowie by George Fisher with 7.75 inch blade, 12 inches overall, blade marked: ‘GEO FISHER SHEFFIELD’, and ‘SD’on ricasso, stag grips, heavy nickel silver guard. Scabbard with heavy, elaborate scalloped mounts and frog stud.
Special edition - Pocket Fruit Knives, Simon Moore ‘Pocket Fruit Knives, a synopsis of their history from the UK, France, Northern Europe & USA’, is an antique knife book which provides dealers and collectors with top quality images of knives, designed to enable the reader to spot even cleverly-produced fakes, and avoid costly investment mistakes. A price guide to the illustrated knives, arranged in price bands from £50 to £10,000-up is included. This special edition is bound in leather, and numbered - one of a limited edition of 50 copies.
Special edition - The London Knife Book, by Ron Flook Special limited 100 copy edition bound in leather & numbered. The cutlery makers and retailers of London - an A_Z guide from 1820 - 1945. Profusely illustrated, Ron Flook's book shows the high standing of London cutlery with comprehensive listings of more than 1000 names of firms and family members as well as showing fine examples of the immense range of cutlery made and sold there. Hardback, leather, 230 pages, ISBN: 9780955950728.
Sudanese knife North African knife - Sudanese: blade 5.5ins, 9ins overall. Ref: 144
Sudanese knife North African knife - Sudanese: blade 5.5ins, 9ins overall. Ref: 146
Taylor's Eye Witness Sheffield cutlery display cabinet Glazed wall display for pocket knives. Size 2.25 inches deep x 18 inches wide x 45.5 inches tall, with attractive Taylor's Eye Witness Cutlery Sheffield logo on pediment. Two original brass mounting brackets on back.
THE ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK THE ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE BOOK (ISBN: 0962604402) Adams, Bill, J. Bruce Voyles and Terry Moss. Conyers, GA: Museum Publishing Company, Inc., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. VERY SCARCE. Sold out on publication, this copy just removed from long storage. Introduction by Norm Flayderman. Limited to 1100, First Edition, #366 Gilt stamped beige cloth. Quarto, 552 pp., profusely illustrated in full color throughout. The story of the 19th Century Sheffield, England (and American) makers of the world's finest, most practical and efficient blade: the famed Bowie knife, and its many variations: California knives, I Dig Gold From Quartz knives, Arkansas Toothpicks; buffalo knives, and during the American Civil War, knives marked Death to Traitors, Death to Abolition, Liberty and many more, often having highly-decorated hilts, silver and jeweled decoration, and ivory, horn or mother-of-pearl grip scales. The postwar American Frontier era brought large buffalo-skinning and related-use knives. Finally, in the 1870s the American makers of fine cutlery began appearing on the scene, often equalling the quality and style of those by the Sheffield makers. This book includes: American Bowies, Unmarked American Bowies, English & European Bowies, Showpieces, Confederate Bowies, California Knives and South of the Border Knives, plus an Index to Knife Makers and much more, including lavish and beautiful, full-page color shots of some of the finest antique Bowie knives in the world. An invaluable reference, and long out-of-print. The book and matching pictorial dustjacket are new. The Bowie knife ‘bible’ for invertors and collectors.
The Art of Eastern Australia by David Petty Newly-published, David Petty's Aboriginal Tribal Art book showcases his collection of early shields, clubs, spears & spear-throwers, boomerangs and axes of the highest quality. Top quality photography & production do justice to this fine and important collection. Hardback, 248 pages, ISBN: 9780955950742.
The Art of Eastern Australia by David Petty Newly-published, David Petty's Aboriginal Tribal Art book showcases his collection of early shields, clubs, spears & spear-throwers, boomerangs and axes of the highest quality. Top quality photography & production do justice to this fine and important collection. Hardback, 248 pages, ISBN: 9780955950742.
The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross ‘The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny’, (The British Tunny Club, Hardy Bros. tackle and big game fishing in the 1930s), written and published by Scots author and antique tackle collector Mark Ross. This is the cloth bound hardback numbered limited edition (1-250). “angler in rowing boat catches Giant tunny (tuna) 60 miles off Scarborough”. “the first thing you feel is a violent tug on the line, a tug that quickly builds up... the biggest fish I hooked towed me away out of sight of the fleet......” “798lb tunny caught in the North Sea by Colonel E.T. Peel, 1932” John Drewett - Hardy tackle expert, collector and writer (Hardy Bros., The Masters, The Men & their Reels) foreword: “Mark’s efforts have culminated in a book that is ‘full of texture’. The monochrome photographs are so evocative of an era when men would don blazers and even suits when posing for the trophy picture. The boatman in their flat caps, the boats from which they fished and the yachts which many of the wealthy fishers possessed all combine to convey a world that will never be seen again. The collaboration between Mark Ross & David Watson has produced a hugely important tribute to an element of British angling history that excites so many fishermen and collectors”. No wonder the excitement & glamour of this new sport attracted the rich & famous. Blending heroic tales of epic sea battles with enormous fish, the special tackle used, & social history this book will fascinate anglers and antique tackle collectors alike. In hard back with dust wrapper, 270 x 210mm, 400 pages, colour printed throughout, 475-plus pictures showing atmospheric 1930s angling, the lords & ladies who went tunny fishing, Hardy and other rare big game fishing reels and tackle. All copies numbered. Also available in special edition bound in leather with slip case.
The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross ‘The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny’, (The British Tunny Club, Hardy Bros. tackle and big game fishing in the 1930s), written and published by Scots author and antique tackle collector Mark Ross. This is the cloth bound hardback numbered limited edition (1-250).
The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, SPECIAL EDITION The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross Number 17/20 - LEATHER BOUND SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION - ‘The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny’, (The British Tunny Club, Hardy Bros. tackle and big game fishing in the 1930s), written and published by Scots author and antique tackle collector Mark Ross. This is the special edition, limited to 20 copies, bound in leather, with dust wrapper and matching leather bound slip case - (please email to choose from available numbers). “angler in rowing boat catches Giant tunny (tuna) 60 miles off Scarborough”. “the first thing you feel is a violent tug on the line, a tug that quickly builds up... the biggest fish I hooked towed me away out of sight of the fleet......” “798lb tunny caught in the North Sea by Colonel E.T. Peel, 1932” John Drewett - Hardy tackle expert, collector and writer (Hardy Bros., The Masters, The Men & their Reels) foreword: “Mark’s efforts have culminated in a book that is ‘full of texture’. The monochrome photographs are so evocative of an era when men would don blazers and even suits when posing for the trophy picture. The boatman in their flat caps, the boats from which they fished and the yachts which many of the wealthy fishers possessed all combine to convey a world that will never be seen again. The collaboration between Mark Ross & David Watson has produced a hugely important tribute to an element of British angling history that excites so many fishermen and collectors”. No wonder the excitement & glamour of this new sport attracted the rich & famous. Blending heroic tales of epic sea battles with enormous fish, the special tackle used, & social history this book will fascinate anglers and antique tackle collectors alike. In leather hard back with dust wrapper and leather slip case, 270 x 210mm, 400 pages, colour printed throughout, 475-plus pictures showing atmospheric 1930s angling, the lords & ladies who went tunny fishing, Hardy and other rare big game fishing reels and tackle. All copies numbered. Shipping cost examples USA £35, Australia £45. Other countries - see shopping cart or email for assistance. Also available in standard edition with dust wrapper. We are happy to consolidate shipping for multiple orders, or to supply details of cheaper shipping options on request.
Timber scriber Timber scriber: blade 3ins, 7.25ins overall Ref: 033
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Zaire knife Zaire knife: blade 13.5ins, 21ins overall. Ref: 155
Zaire knife Zaire knife: blade 4ins, 7ins overall Ref: 146a
Zaire knife Zaire knife: blade 4ins, 7ins overall Ref: 146b