RARE ANTIQUE MARBLE’S MARBLES GLADSTONE MI STAG SAFETY FOLDER LOCKBACK FOLDING HUNTER SURVIVAL BOWIE KNIFE

I found this beauty at the Tulsa Arms Show this weekend. It is an original Marble’s Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. safety folding hunter model lockback folding hunting, skinning, camp survival bowie knife with unique folding lock/blade protector. The steel bar that protects the extended part of the blade folds into the handle to lock the blade in the open position. It has amazing genuine stag horn handles in a coke bottle pattern and a unique silver folding or swinging cross guard. At 6 1/4 inches closed and 11 inches open, it is knife enough to do anything you need to. Be sure and watch for some more amazing pieces I bought up there!!

RARE ANTIQUE SPRATT’S SHEFFIELD ENGLAND DOG GROOMERS HAIR TRIMMER FOLDING KNIFE

This is an odd old dog groomers hair stripper trimmer knife made by Spratt’s Sheffield England. It measures 3 5/8 inches closed. These are circa 1912. I have owned a few of these but they normally have carved bone handles. This is the first one I have seen with antique french ivory composition handles.

ANTIQUE ITALIAN VERNANTIN OR SPANISH NAVAJA PENNY CLASP KNIFE

This is an unusual little penny clasp style folding knife. It looks similar to a Spanish or French Navaja style knife but I think it is a Italian Piedmontese Vernantin knife. It is only 3 5/8 inches long closed. The handles are a beautiful genuine horn with a decorative brass piece on both sides with brass/steel rivets. A penny knife was usually termed for cheap, inexpensive knives with no back spring. Some of them are not so cheap now.

 

RARE METAL ARTS CO ROCHESTER N.Y. ST.JOSEPH VALLEY LUMBER ADVERTISING KNIFE

   I just got this knife little knife. It is marked Metal Arts Co. Roch. N.Y. on both sides. I believe it was made by Robeson Cutlery Company of Rochester, New York. The blades are unused. The handles are brass metal with nice design and advertising on both sides. Comes with original leather pocket purse, pouch, case or sheath. I cannot find any information on the Metal Arts company. The advertising says: ST. JOSEPH VALLEY LUMBER CO.  APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE.

 

IXL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM “TALLY HO” HUNTING SKINNING KNIFE

This is a beautiful old example of an IXL George Wostenholm & Sons hunting or skinning knife. It looks similar to the outers pattern small game caping knife. It has beautiful genuine stag horn handles. I absolutely love this old English stag. The blade proclaims “Tally Ho” which is a mostly British used term used when riding to the hounds on hunting trips. It originally was used when game such as fox was sited but has been modified to point out or to identify a specific target.