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    Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade Knives

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    Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade Blades
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    • Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade Knives for sale

    C1870’s Johan Engström Eskilstuna Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade. Sn 15908:4 - 15908:4

    One of the most successful Swedish Eskilstuna cutlers was Johan Engström (1846 – 1915). Before setting up his factory in 1874 (Fabriksaktiebolaget Johan Engström), Johan had worked with cutlers and studied knife production in both Sheffield (G. Westerholm & Son) and Solingen. In his early years, Johan mainly produced razors and daggers. Johan added barrel knives to his production line in the 1870’s. The company produced high-quality barrel knives and received international recognition at shows in Sweden, France, U.S.A., and Canada. At one time the well-known US importer Edward Zinn ordered 3000 dozen barrel knives from the Engström company. Johan died in 1915 which marks the end of the Engström company. The knives used for hunting and fishing have an ingenious mechanism. The folding 4” drop point steel blade with brass scales sits inside the barrel shaped Curly Birch wood handle. The blade is released by depression of a ribbed steel lever at the butt of the handle. The folded blade can then be withdrawn from the handle, opened and then pushed back in and through the hilt until it locks in place. The knife measures 9 ¾” overall length when assembled for use. Made C1870’s by Engstrom our example is in excellent condition for its age. The wood handle is undamaged . The steel ferrule and butt cap with locking catch and lanyard ring are undamaged and function as they should. The blade’s brass scales are undamaged and the blade has just staining and light pitting to be expected. The blade is marked ‘JOH ENGSTROM ESKILSTUNA’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15908:4
    £425.00
    £ 425
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Knives
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 425
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Manufactured Year:c.1870’s
    Your reference:15908:4
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade Knives
    Johan Engström, Eskilstuna, Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade Knives
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