Joseph Rodgers Sheffield England Bowie knife, stag handle, original leather sheath with German silver fittings. Scarce Edwardian era hunting knife in rare practically UNUSED condition – VERY hard to find this nice.
Scarce Edwardian era hunting knife manufactured circa 1901-1910 by the famous “Cutlers to their Majesties“ Joseph Rodgers & Sons in Sheffield, England. Joseph Rodgers & Sons had been one of the best makers of knives, bayonets, swords, and various cutlery in the British Empire since 1682; sadly, they are no longer in business. This is an excellent quality full-tang construction Hunting Bowie in rare unused condition with original leather sheath included. The handle is finely textured genuine stag with German silver engravable shield and “double-balled” handguard . Ricasso is stamped E♔R / J. RODGERS & SONS / 6. NORFOLK STREET / SHEFFIELD. ENGLAND on one side, J. Rodgers’ famous ✱ ✢ trademark (a star and the Maltese cross) on the other. This trademark was first used as early as 1682.
The blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; no edge nicks or dings on the spine – rare this nice. Stag handle scales are in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or missing pieces; all handle parts are solid with no play. The knife is about 8-7/8″ / 22.5 cm; the blade is about 4-3/8″ / 11.2 cm long; the knife has an excellent balance and sits quite nicely in the hand. Original brown leather sheath with German silver fittings in excellent condition, considering the age. The leather is soft and supple; all original stitching is intact. Original intact leather sheaths of this period are VERY hard to find nowadays – a great find! This scarce 110-year old Edwardian era Joseph Rodgers Sheffield England Bowie knife in VERY hard to find this nice and complete. This Sheffield-made Bowie will be a great addition to any collection.
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