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    Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Knives

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    Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench  Blades
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    • Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench  Knives
    • Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench  Knives for sale in United Kingdom
    • Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench  Knives for sale

    WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Fighting Knife With Ebony Handle & German Silver Fittings Blade Marked With Kings Crown ‘GR’ By Rodgers & Sons Sheffield With Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 12569 - 12569

    Joseph Rodgers is perhaps rivalled only by George Wostenholm in terms of its importance to Sheffield cutlery and its fame around the world. The mark of The Star and Maltese Cross was registered by the Rodgers Company in 1764. With increasing business in what is thought to have been exclusively Pocket Knives, in around 1780, the firm moved to larger premises at No. 6 Norfolk Street. Eventually, as Rodgers expanded, it would acquire surrounding property until the famous Norfolk Street Works occupied the entire plot. Joseph Rodgers’ success is evident in the firm’s appointment to five successive sovereigns - George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward II and George V. Rodgers & Sons made popular private purchase weapons during WW1 including trench daggers. This a is an original WW1 era British Officer’s private purchase trench fighting knife by Joseph Rodgers & Sons with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has a small, old, stable chip. It has a German Silver ferrule and finger guard. It’s slim, clean, 6 ¾” single edged, Bowie shaped steel blade is marked ‘J. Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk St, Sheffield, England’ together with Kings Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and the reverse with Star and Maltese Cross trademark. The knife measures 11” overall length. Its original brown leather scabbard has a riveted integral belt loop and retaining strap with small buckle. The top 2 rivets on the rear of the scabbard which form the belt loop are absent but an old contemporary repair secures the top of the belt loop to the scabbard body. The rivets could easily be replaced. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12569
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    £ 795
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Knives
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 795
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench
    Manufactured Year:WW1
    Your reference:12569
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench  Knives
    Rodgers & Sons Sheffield WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Knives
    £ 795
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