A little something to start the week

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A little something to start the week

Post by smiling-knife » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:11 pm

This one is Harrison Bros and Howson. One of the few cutlers with a royal warrant. The others that come to mind are Rodgers and Mappin & Webb. This helps with the dating but not precisely. This one is marked Cutlers to His Majesty. Thus, is not Victorian but Edwardian made between 1901-1910. very nice little pen knife. :) s-k
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Post by sunburst » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:43 pm

A great way to start off the week, much obliged smiling-knife... :) I am always mesmorized by vintage knives with quality, it makes me ask weird questions like;

I wonder where the stag was aquired for this knife 100 years ago..?

What was "his" Majesty King Edward doing while this knife was being made..

Where has this knife been and who has carried it for the last 100 years...


See I told you, weird questions... :shock: :D


Thanks,

Sunburst
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Post by smiling-knife » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:20 pm

Hi Sunburst.

Thanks for your interest and great questions. I often wonder these sorts of things myself. Most of the stag at this time was.... wait for it.... Sambar stag imported from India. A quality knife was no doubt someone's prized possession. No way of knowing now who that might be. As Victoria lived for so long, Edward (VII) did not take the throne until he was in his 60s and so his reign was relatively short. He was instrumental in developing political relations with France and Russia which came in handy when WWI broke-out a few years after his death (1910) :) s-k

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Post by ButchTN » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:22 pm

Hi Smiling knife. Since you started off the week with a great looking 100 year old knife I thought I would show off a couple 100 year old German knives. The first one is a little pearl handled, 3-blade knife made by Columbia Germany in 1898. The second knife is a wood handled (not sure what kind of wood), 2 blade knife made by Corliss Cutlery Co. Germany between 1900-1910. I acquired these a couple of months ago from David (PA Knives). It just seemed appropriate to show them here in this thread.

Butch
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Post by smiling-knife » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:33 pm

Hi Butch, yes excellent little knives. I like them alot ::tu:: . Perhaps you will know something about the one I just posted in the Q & A. Maybe I should have posted it here... I wasn't sure. Thanks :) s-k

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