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Adrian Cook

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  1. 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.
  2. Adrian Cook

    Rural Cutlers

    Hi there .I have been looking online for cutler,s in stanington and serounding areas which I think they call hallamshire, please correct me if I'm wrong.i came up with quite a few.Peter Bales-1590-Benjiman Drable-Brights-Foljambes-Wortcliffes-Jessops-Seliokes-G,Farmer 1721-George Smith-1749-Barber-Joseph Beal-Johnathan Watkins-1787-George. More-RobertHow1774-Montgomeries1797 and Wardle&Bentham-1814.I am not sure but I think I may have one penknife from that eara may be two and another?Here are some photos.No1-G Farmer-No2-Barns-Cutler and Much later i think James Barber.
  3. Adrian Cook

    Multi blade Geo Gill

    Just a thought 'Wondering if anyone can put a date on this knife',thanks,
  4. Adrian Cook

    Multi blade Geo Gill

    Thank you Edmund. I wonder why they stopped making knives as they were producing exerlent penknives weren't they. When I buy knives around boot fairs accasionally the people don't know appreciate what skill went in to make these knives and I am so glad people like us do and to rescue them before they rust away. Thanks again.
  5. Adrian Cook

    Multi blade Geo Gill

    I' really didn't think it was that old. It's beautiful little penknife. Im so glad to be a member of this forum ,really would be lost and probably never find the information that I look for.Absolutely love collecting Sheffield knives old and new I would like to thank you guys for all the information you find for people like me .Hope you don't mind me coming back again and again in the near future with some more Sheffield k Ives. Thank you.
  6. Adrian Cook

    Multi blade Geo Gill

    Hi there.Happy holidays to everyone.looks like the good weather is going to with us for this one.Just thought you would like to see another Sheffield knife I bought at a boot fair .4 blades -brass liners and ivory type scales, all blades have a good snap to them.Another lovely Sheffield knife for my collection.Happy days?
  7. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Cheers tozzin.i will have another Sheffield knife in a few days to show.all the best for now ?
  8. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    So .John and tozzin do you think this knife is a combination fruit knife and the steel blades for other daily chores?.
  9. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Just found this on the net tozzin which sort of confirms your research .thanks again ?
  10. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Thank you so much tozzin.?
  11. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Oh ,the antique shop I bought it from marked it up as 1927.but they could be wrong.but the steel blades seem a lot older than 1952 tozzin.?
  12. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Thanks so much tozzin .I've tried in vain to find out more and haven't had much luck.ime very great full for your knowledge and am looking forward to see if you are able to find out some more info.? Cheers.
  13. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    Sorry for the delay on getting back to you.Have a new phone and have just sorted how to get close up photo,s.
  14. Adrian Cook

    J N O .Blyde Sheffield cutler

    John thank you so much.This is the information I have been looking for..The existence of this Webb site Sheffield history is so beneficial to me and many more people. Ki
  15. Adrian Cook

    Made in Sheffield

    Hi just wondering if it might be a later version of a bread fork.?
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