WADE BUTCHER Sheffield PIONEER hunting knife, original MADE IN ENGLAND leather sheath; vintage 1920th-1930th hunter in rare UNUSED condition.
Scarce circa 1920th-1930th high-quality PIONEER model Hunter in rare unused condition; manufactured for the American market by the famous Wade & Butcher Co. in Sheffield, England. The early “aluminum pommel” hunters were the “cream of the crop” in the eraly 1900th and were sold at a premium. Attached is the contemporary ad for this knife – a lot of money back then!
The knife is about 9-1/4″ / 23.5 cm; the blade is about 4-7/8″ / 12.5 cm long. The blade is razor-sharp; the tip is intact. Stacked leather washers and bronze/colored fiber spacers with German silver half-guard and solid aluminum pommel. All parts are tight with no play; some minor oxidation on brass spacers is noted for accuracy. Original brown leather sheath is in excellent shape, considering it’s about 100 years old. The keeper is nice and tight; the leather is soft and supple. This scarce WADE BUTCHER Sheffield PIONEER hunting knife in rare UNUSED condition will make a great addition to any collection.
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