W Wright - Sheffield

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W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:33 am

Here is a W Wright - Sheffield. 2 11/16" closed. Tortoise shell with gold backing.
This is, I suppose, the finest knife I own now.
The craftsmanship is impeccable. It is so fine and beautifully made that it is a pleasure to hold.
I know nothing about the Wright stamp. Whoever made this knife was a master cutler, that's for sure.
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Thanks for looking.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby cudgee » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:37 am

Sensational. ::woot:: ::woot:: ::woot:: And great to see how much you appreciate it. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:38 am

Post two.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby Doc B » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 am

Joe, that's a neat looking knife! I bet the tortoise shell is stunning, in hand! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:16 am

Thank you, cudgee, I sure do appreciate it.

Thank you, Doc. The tortoise shell is very nice.
Looking at the knife when it's all closed up and seeing how everything fits so well together and neatly placed is remarkable.
Every blade opens so smoothly and quite responsively.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby dlr110 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:58 pm

That is nothing less than PERFECTION!! ::tu:: If you don't mind me asking, how did you come by it, online, antique store etc.?
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Thank you, David.
I don't mind you asking. I bought it online.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby Sheffieldguy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:22 pm

That is one beautiful knife!!! And great Sheffield craftsmanship!!! Thanks for the great pics!

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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:31 pm

Thank you Sheffieldguy. I'm glad you appreciate the knife.

Actually, I have to retract the Tortoise shell covers.
They are celluloid. ::nod::

Thanks again for looking.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby Sheffieldguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:21 am

Sure looks like genuine tortoise shell to me!!! Regardless...fantastic knife!!

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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby LongBlade » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:07 pm

Guess I don’t check here enough...

Beauty Joe ::tu:: ::tu:: ... love those small exquisite knives!! Are you sure celluloid? You know better with knife in hand but I thought I was seeing gold foil under handle covers which was typically used with high end tortoise shell handles... honestly tortoise shell vs well done faux tortoise celluloid can “sometimes” be so hard to differentiate... I’m not one to stick a hot pin in an old knife handle nor do I ever smell camphor if I rub known celluloid so sometimes hard to identify at least for me in a few cases.. I had an IXL small pen with stainless steel blades and though I leaned to real tortoise it was impossible for me to tell .. anyway best advice I read was to use a strong loupe and look for layering and not defined edges to dark vs clear areas... real tortoise should be “fuzzy” between dark and translucent shell..
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby Priscilla » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:12 pm

Very helpful comment regarding discriminating between tortoise and celluloid!

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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:20 pm

Thank you for the comment Priscilla. It's nice to have you participate. There is so much to be learned on the forum. ::tu:: ::nod::

Well, now I'm on the fence as to the covers on this knife. Maybe I do see a bit of "natural rippiling" on the surface excluding all the scratches over the years.
However, there are three cracks in the covers at the pins on each end. Two at the large and small ends on the mark side and one at the small end on the pile side. I show that one in the picture. So,---- does tortoise shell crack like that?

Thanks for your comments Sheffieldguy and Lee. I know you guys can solve this :mrgreen: ---- 'cause I can't.
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby LongBlade » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:56 am

FRJ wrote:Thank you for the comment Priscilla. It's nice to have you participate. There is so much to be learned on the forum. ::tu:: ::nod::

Well, now I'm on the fence as to the covers on this knife. Maybe I do see a bit of "natural rippiling" on the surface excluding all the scratches over the years.
However, there are three cracks in the covers at the pins on each end. Two at the large and small ends on the mark side and one at the small end on the pile side. I show that one in the picture. So,---- does tortoise shell crack like that?

Thanks for your comments Sheffieldguy and Lee. I know you guys can solve this :mrgreen: ---- 'cause I can't.


I have seen a tortoise shell crack at the pin just as in your photo Joe ::nod:: ... Right or wrong I always think about celluloid shrinking but not cracking but I no doubt do not look at celluloid knives very often, and only have 5 different ones myself, so really not sure...

I think you need to send me the knife Joe so I can examine closely - may only take me a few years to make sure :D ::woot:: !!!
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Re: W Wright - Sheffield

Postby FRJ » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:33 am

:lol:

You know, it's the strangest thing, I can't find your address around here anywhere. ::paranoid::
I'll keep looking. ::tounge::
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