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Adrian Cook

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  1. Adrian Cook

    Gift knives

    Will do boginspro.I love my Sheffield knives and love to find them and save them from turning to rust like I do any knife really but Sheffield knives are a bit more special to me.I collect all types of knives and would love to show then on Sheffield history.If I get a chance next Monday when my wife works late I will take over my lounge and get some pics . They will be mixed together though like there might be a German one next to a Sheffield one so home that doesn't affend anybody.Thanks bogispro for the info on my two gift knives . cheers.
  2. Adrian Cook

    Gift knives

    Hi there Sheffield people.hope everyone is ok up there after all that wind and rain.Not been quite so bad down here in Essex.Havn't been on here for a while been in and out of hospital also popping back there next week but only for a short stay.On Tuesday I brought a couple of knives of my old friend clive.one was a Sheffield post war Amy jack knife and the other was a post war German Decora multi blade dagger.after paying my friend for them and walking back to my car he shouted out hi Ady got a rusty old knife in me car you can have that ,cheers Clive I replied .It turned out to be Johnson western works Sheffield I think gift knife.I very carefully cleaned it and oiled it basically saved it's distuction which made me happy.Here it is with my James barber knife .any info would be great .thank friends.The Johnson knife is the darker one.thanks again.
  3. Adrian Cook

    Silver fruit knife

    Thanks tozzin .very helpful .when I'm at a loss my friends from Sheffield always come to my rescue.What would life be without friends.Thanks again .adrian.
  4. Adrian Cook

    Silver fruit knife

    Thanks boginspro ..I wasn't sure about the date but with a little help from your friends (sounds like a Beatles song ) I now know 1905 James Fenton . It's getting better all the time.
  5. Adrian Cook

    Silver fruit knife

    Hi there every body .sort of hot again today again .Well I'm on the sick at the moment but am mobile and yesterday took the wife and daughter shopping and to have the last fitting of my daughter wedding dress.whats that got to do with knives you might ask well, while they were doing the women things I slipped of to the market area of Chelmsford and found this market stool selling gold and silver etc.I noticed this no thrills m.o.p. silver fruit knife and knocked the seller down from £13 to £10 .Any way been attempting to research it and think it's made by James Fenton but as yet am unable to find the correct date on it. The knife is only about 50mm long when closed. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks adrian.
  6. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    I really don't know what to say tozzin except they damm well ought to be concerned .About 5 months ago I bought a new penknife from Micheal May which apparently he bought up a lot of Trevor Abblet machinery (I consider myself very lucky to have acquired 3of Trevor,s knives just after he passed away) so I suppose what I'm saying is there is a market out there still for beautiful Sheffield knives and up and coming cutler's .These councils all they seem to worry about is lining there pockets without a thought of the history they are destroying .Just Two Words .ITs Ludicrous.Adrian.
  7. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Surely Sheffield historical society will step in and try to stop it .Seems like most councils are so short sighted.Its your history (Our history)they are destroying.Needs some some good old British protesting.Bring it on .
  8. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Thank you.tozzin.like I've said before you guys are the best .As you must know by now I love my Sheffield knives .love researching them and love the workmanship on them and feel so lucky to be able to come on this forum for the help .so many thanks again and hope I can keep coming back again and again if that's ok.If I can help others that are in the same position as me I will gladly help .Been living in Essex all my life but Sheffield is where I do intend to visit hopefully sooner rather than later .Thank you.
  9. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Thanks so much for your help again.really would be at a loss without your help so just like to repeat myself again Thank you.Adrian.
  10. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Thanks boginspro.so are Sylvester over co and Thomas Ellin & co the same entity and can I assume the knife was made within those dates?.
  11. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Thanks tozzin ,yet another mystery sheffield cutler.Lovely little knife though Thank heaven for Sheffield.
  12. Adrian Cook

    Two blade penknife.

    Hi there fellow S/H members.I seem to have come to an end of Googleing for research on this lovely little knife .every time I Google Silvester&co it just brings up all about Silvester street which is not actually giving me any info on the knife.If possible I would like to know more on who made it and when but alas ime at a loss .so if you can help in any way I would be thankful.adrian.
  13. Adrian Cook

    G Butler folding knives

    Hello Sheffield history men and women.i now have two butler knives in my collection .the oldest one (well worn ) I've had for quite a while,The other one which is probably later when it was made I brought 3 days ago.The older one has G .BUTLER on one side of the tang and Sheffield +A.R.T. on the other side.The other later made knife has G.BUTLER.&CO.Sheffield on the tang with nothing on the other side.just wondering if anyone could put dates on these knives.thanks.
  14. Adrian Cook

    Miniature penknife

    Hi folks.havn't been around for a while .father-in-law passed away.Lovely guy didn't quite make 89 but been waiting two long years to join the love of his life .So there together again which where he wanted to be .well on to a small difficulty I have .brought this little knife yesterday and am trying to gain information on it. done a little research myself but come up with nothing.I don't really know if it's Sheffield or not .It's about 60mm long when closed has 2blades with brass bolsters and faux tortoishall scales and a pearl in the end .It has come off a string of pearls as there are holes in it so don't know if it originally was apearl inset.As you can see on the photos of the tang it has BUTT with a 4 above it and another word above that which I can't make out .Please help if you can .thanks .Adrian .
  15. Adrian Cook

    Knife Maker

    I just wonder if this is the name over that shop you have been trying to find.Today I have just brought off a friend this 2bladed penknife.i haven't cleaned it ,just put some gun oil on the joints and now it snaps shut perfectly.The name on the tang reads WRAGGS ARUNDEL ST SHEFFIELD ENGLAND.