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Adrian Cook

Leather cutting knife

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Just acquired M. Hunter & son knife .above the name on the blade is what appears to be a bugle .been trying to find a date on it but can't find a date for when the bugle was used.any info would be much appreciated20170402_135200.thumb.jpg.306e9624cabd8f1858c878f1e6e35f22.jpg

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At least back into the 1890's most probably earlier.

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Thanks so much for your reply .you guys are the best..cheers.

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No expert, but I would not think that is the original handle, didn't they use rivetets not screws in the blade industry?

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Yes they did on folding knives and fixed blade knives.but just wondered if screws date back to that time that it could be so they could change blades if they were damaged.?

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To me that handle does not match the blade, but that is just my personal thoughts.

 

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I've been looking on the net and there's a vintage taylor eye witness blade with a handle which is exactly the same.so if the one I have is antique the you are more than likely  correct. 

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According to this site and some others the firm dates back to 1780    ---------------      http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ENG-SHEFFIELD/2001-12/1009617016

The advertisement on here says established over a 140 years, so seems to be around 1920, and still shows the bugle mark   -----------------   http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im19030411Ir-MHS.jpg

There is a Bugle folding knife for sale here which is claimed to be C 1890-1900  -----------http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/699298-quot-Made-in-Sheffield-quot-1830-1930-A-golden-age/page4

I was still using  a knife like this in the 1960's , but the handles by then were plain wood and, I think, riveted, possibly like this one  ------------      https://www.etsy.com/listing/193861244/garden-knife-harvesting-knife-pruning  

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Hi .I have another leather cutting knife with screwed handles not sure how old that one is.here are 2 photos, thanks.

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why not get in touch with woodware repetitions on mowbray st. they make leather cutting tools and have done for years.

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