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I like your Haywood knife. I collect corkscrews as well. My knife collecting started with some corkscrew knives. The folding button hook is French. Depose translates roughly into registered i.e. a registered design

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I like your Haywood knife. I collect corkscrews as well. My knife collecting started with some corkscrew knives. The folding button hook is French. Depose translates roughly into registered i.e. a registered design

C'ne pas Anglais? :angry: Merde! Cest la vie he he I'm not going to make any jokes about your Knowledge of hookers :rolleyes:

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C'ne pas Anglais? :angry: Merde! Cest la vie he he I'm not going to make any jokes about your Knowledge of hookers :rolleyes:

:olol I know a few ;-)

For example, this little knife with ivory handle was made by John Blyde Sheffield.

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:olol I know a few ;-)

For example, this little knife with ivory handle was made by John Blyde Sheffield.

very nice, think this one is a ladies glove hook judging by the size. No makers marks visible, but one of my favorites

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In the 80s I once worked on a "Made in Sheffield" exhibition stand in Stockholm Sweden with other companies that were promoting their goods. One of the exhibitors was the owner of William Rodgers. He was exhibiting a range of William Rodgers hunting knives which were beautifully crafted. Hunting is popular in Sweden and the Swedes were going mad for these knives. Is this company still going or has it been swallowed up in the name of progress. The chap sent my wife a set of sewing scissors (I believe his first name was Roy) she treasures them as an example of Sheffield craftmanship.

Are knives like these still made in Sheffield?

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In the 80s I once worked on a "Made in Sheffield" exhibition stand in Stockholm Sweden with other companies that were promoting their goods. One of the exhibitors was the owner of William Rodgers. He was exhibiting a range of William Rodgers hunting knives which were beautifully crafted. Hunting is popular in Sweden and the Swedes were going mad for these knives. Is this company still going or has it been swallowed up in the name of progress. The chap sent my wife a set of sewing scissors (I believe his first name was Roy) she treasures them as an example of Sheffield craftmanship.

Are knives like these still made in Sheffield?

Hi Stu, I think RODGERS is still used as a brand name but is now part of the EGGINTON group which includes IBBERSON and WOSTENHOLM. http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk/ this should take you to their site. Dave

sorry Stu, the RODGERS name used by EGGINTON is JOSEPH, not WILLIAM, but its still worth a look to see what is still being made. Think WILLIAM RODGERS has ceased production, don't know if anyone holds rights to name. Smiling knife probably has info, if he sees this I'm sure he will respond

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I know that knife. Have one almost just like it. It was made in Japan no idea re the company circa 1970s I believe.

p.s., just fetched mine. It does not have a fork or spoon like your's so mine is a smaller version.

Spotted one similar on AAPK, hobo 9 tool, guy there said he thought it was japanese import, possibly taico? also said he had seen similar on cutlers cove. Checked their site and sure enough they got 3 for sale, japanese made 1950-1970, obviously same maker as mine. Once again I bow to your mighty knowledge, oh great one. lol

catch you later, Dave

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In the 80s I once worked on a "Made in Sheffield" exhibition stand in Stockholm Sweden with other companies that were promoting their goods. One of the exhibitors was the owner of William Rodgers. He was exhibiting a range of William Rodgers hunting knives which were beautifully crafted. Hunting is popular in Sweden and the Swedes were going mad for these knives. Is this company still going or has it been swallowed up in the name of progress. The chap sent my wife a set of sewing scissors (I believe his first name was Roy) she treasures them as an example of Sheffield craftmanship.

Are knives like these still made in Sheffield?

William Rodgers was a cutler early-mid 1800s. In the 1850s the name and trademarks 'I cut my way' and the half-moon type symbol were acquired by John Clarke & Sons. This company made William Rodgers knives into the 1980s and then ceased production. The owner at the exhibition must have been associated with John Clarke. I don' think they are made any longer. I imagine that someone does own the name but don't know the answer to that question.

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very nice, think this one is a ladies glove hook judging by the size. No makers marks visible, but one of my favorites

Good evening zorro. I hope you are well. Do you have anymore little beauties to show?

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Here is one in keeping with recent themes. The hook has the Haywood Kettle mark but the blade is stamped with a name I can't quite make-out. Perhaps a retailer's name? Could be that the hook was the only part made by Haywood. Small makers often brought in specialty parts (hooks, corkscrews, files etc) from other companies for their knives. Don't know in this case.

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Good evening zorro. I hope you are well. Do you have anymore little beauties to show?

good evening, looked again at Taylor multi I have posted earlier and there are some marks at the base of the hook I hadn't noticed before. will post pics later, camera out of action but should be up and running again soon :angry:

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Found a pic I'd already taken while looking for another image (oh dear, it's that memory thing again) this is the hook on a Taylor Eye Witness, my best guess is they were brought in from a specialist suplier. Any ideas on the marks S K?

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Found a pic I'd already taken while looking for another image (oh dear, it's that memory thing again) this is the hook on a Taylor Eye Witness, my best guess is they were brought in from a specialist suplier. Any ideas on the marks S K?

Hi zorro, that is the mark of John Nowill and Sons on the buttonhook. For interest, hopefully, Taylor's Eyewitness knives were made by a company called Needham, Veall & Tyzac.... sounds like a law firm. Eyewitness knives are still made today by Harrison & Fisher.

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Only mark I can see on this one is A R . Was it made in sheffield? Anyone know who A R was? :unsure:

Hi zorro. I found this knife on the bay. Seems to have the same mark plus Prussia on the tang. Solingen was in Prussia and Prussia was used interchangably with Germany on knives exported to the US circa 1891-1915. Now we just need some information on AR.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-good-vintage-Mothe...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Hi zorro. I found this knife on the bay. Seems to have the same mark plus Prussia on the tang. Solingen was in Prussia and Prussia was used interchangably with Germany on knives exported to the US circa 1891-1915. Now we just need some information on AR.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-good-vintage-Mothe...1QQcmdZViewItem

I am not worthy oh great one, please accept the humble gratitude of a mere mortal! lol Damn but your'e good!!

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Guest RogerO

Don't know if this was made in sheff, only mark visible is "DEPOSE"? near pivot. :huh: Anyone out there know anything about hookers?

It's a lovely piece! Depose = made in frogland - it looks like a folding shoe laceing hook.

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Guest jayney74

I am not worthy oh great one, please accept the humble gratitude of a mere mortal! lol Damn but your'e good!!

Hi would you gentleman be interested in helping me find some information on joseph rodgers knives. Somehow I have got on to this site after spending many many hours trying to find info. I would like to know if no 6 norfolk st was before Guernsey Rd. My husband was given a Joseph Rodgers bunny knife with pck and tweezers and it became lost. This then resulted in me spending hours looking for another and becomming quite interested in the history we now own several. Strange hobbie for Aussie mum to take up but there you go. Any info would be gratefully recieved :rolleyes: jayne :rolleyes:

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Hi would you gentleman be interested in helping me find some information on joseph rodgers knives. Somehow I have got on to this site after spending many many hours trying to find info. I would like to know if no 6 norfolk st was before Guernsey Rd. My husband was given a Joseph Rodgers bunny knife with pck and tweezers and it became lost. This then resulted in me spending hours looking for another and becomming quite interested in the history we now own several. Strange hobbie for Aussie mum to take up but there you go. Any info would be gratefully recieved :rolleyes: jayne :rolleyes:

Hi Jayne. Welcome to the site. We would like to see photos of your knives please.

Rodgers started in Holy Croft and then Sycamore Street. Expansion of these facilities in the late 1700s led to the famous No 6 Norfolk street address. It wasn't until the late 1800s that it expanded to other sites River Lane, Pond Hill and Sheaf Island in the early 1900s. I don't know if any of these sites had a Guernsey Road address. I can't find a reference to Guernsey road in the sources I have but I will continue to investigate for you.

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dennisrichards49

Not quite what they seem, at first glance, a set of six matching dessert knives. On closer inspection, four different manufacturers ...

Hi RichardB

Great to see the pics of all the Sheffield cutlery.

Have you ever come across the BRAMMER (or BRAMMAR) name on anything? They operated as a family concern out of Stannington in from 1841-1891 but also Radford Street (Netherthorpe) area until 1871. Mainly spring knives, razors and penknives but also Bowies.

Regards from Australia

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Well, this one is a knife, obviously, anyone got any ideas about the date of manufacture, or know anything of the Company; some postings will be well known, some less so ... more to come ...

Details :

William Rodgers "I CUT MY WAY" on one side of blade

MADE IN SHEFFIELD

ENGLAND on the other side.

i too have this very same knife , i would love to know how old it is, i found mine in the woods about 20 yrs ago

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i too have this very same knife , i would love to know how old it is, i found mine in the woods about 20 yrs ago

Hi and welcome to the site. The trademark was used for a very long time. Please post a pic of your knife and we maybe able to provide some specific details. Thanks.

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Guest slim fast john

I've got a 2 person saw with detachable handles that folds/rolls up into a small leather case. "Francis Wood Co. Sheffield" is stamped on it. Appears to be quite rare as google returned no results and various companies specialising in antique tools can't help! Anybody know anything about 'em? please help, its buggin me!

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Evening all. How are you, smiling knife? Will post big multitool pics later. I have been mulling over what you told me about RICHARDS starting out as RICHARDZ, and while reading earlier posts on this thread came across a mention of penknives marked made in sheffield with a whale logo. Now this multitool has a whale logo and is stamped GERMANY underneath, and I vaguely remember the name RICHARDZ being mentioned as connected with a whale logo! Logic dictates this knife must have been made for export or GERMANY would surely have been DEUTCHLAND? So, did RICHARDZ manufacture knives in germany before setting up in Sheffield, and if they did was this whale their logo? Going for a lie down now, all this thinking makes my head hurt. :( Hi knightstemplar, I agree with smiling knife, that MOP is a BEAUTY! (trying not to sound jealous :angry: ) lol lol
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