Wharncliffe Knives

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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by ObsidianEdge » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Incredible knife Barry! Thanks for posting it. You have quite the collection.
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by LongBlade » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:40 am

1fartsmella wrote:Found this 2 1/2" closed (62mm). Wharncliffe whittler. All 3 blades are stamped G crown R CONGREVE PATENT. It has carved Tortoise shell handles and scalloped liners. It's very fragile, with a couple of cracks in the deeper carved grooves of the shell. Levine's book dates this 1829 - 1843. I'm wondering about the word Patent in the stamping?
Neal, I believe this knife pre-dates your Wilds knife by a couple of years?
Great old unique knife Barry ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Congreve was a really well known early Bowie Sheffield maker in the 1830s - indeed Congreve Bowies are quite collectable and were considered some of the first produced at that time. Anyway I also have an old quill marked GcrownR and "Patent" underneath (same time period 1820-1827 based on GcrownR) - If I understood correctly, as I asked the same question, the patent stamp means the cutlery was granted a patent by the king for the knife pattern. Thanks for sharing all those beauties in this thread Barry!
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by Mason » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:34 am

Fantastic Congreve model, Barry!!! Very interesting with the "Patent" stamp, and perhaps it was the first patented Wharncliffe model???
And yes, it probably predates my Wilds by possibly a decade.

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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by luckydog64 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 pm

I had to let these last couple pages cool off before I posted. Some fantastic knives being shown. WH Morley and Sons
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by 1fartsmella » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:13 am

Thank you guys for your kind words.
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by Old Folder » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:16 am

Here's an old Farmer's Jack Wharncliffe:
EMU Ford & Medley, Sheffield.
c1872-1930
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by 1fartsmella » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:28 am

An unusual whittler, kind of a Gun Stock Wharncliffe handle. A bit worn. Stamped Luke Firths Celebrated Cutlery on all 3 blades. Has Wharncliffe Knife stamped on the face of the master blade. Ivory handles 2 5/8" closed. Levine dates this stamp 1849 to 1870.
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:14 am

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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by 1fartsmella » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:38 am

A true Wharncliffe. Waterville Cutlery Co. Conn. Engraved Aluminum 3" closed. Possibly from the time frame when aluminum was as valuable as gold?
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by thegreedygulo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:41 am

Wow! That is different in a GOOD way. Excellent knife!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by Ivoryman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:25 am

Beauties Barry, Luckydog. Outstanding.
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by 1fartsmella » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:51 am

Thanks guys. This Ulster has been posted in another thread but belongs here as well.
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by galvanic1882 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:57 am

Another beauty Barry!!! ::mdm::

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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by LongBlade » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:21 pm

Nice knives Barry ::tu:: ... that gunstock Ivory wharncliffe is very cool 8) .. I posted the same Waterville on pg 17 of this thread - same stamp for Waterville but the aluminum handles are rounded whereas yours seems to be flat on each side - perhaps a variation of the handles made for these knives ::shrug:: ...
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Re: Wharncliffe Knives

Post by QTCut5 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 am

Gotta keep this thread alive even if all I have to offer is this recently released 2019 Case 6207W. But, it has a Wharncliffe blade; so, I believe it qualifies, even if it's on a Mini Trapper/Dogleg Jack frame.
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Call it what you will, but as far as I'm concerned, this 07W qualifies as a Wharncliffe . Duh!...why else would there be a "W" in the pattern number?
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