Even the people offering such knives at auctions just date their knives between 1840 and 1901. I don't suppose that it really matters in the context of the comparison between then and now, but I think that old photo of Joseph Rodgers dates from rather later than 1900. This originally when sold was a very expensive knife due to several reasons some of which are, pearl handles, file work on the blades and springs, the folding scissors, etc. Some of these knives will talk to you. The file work on the back springs most likely had a gold wash which is now gone due to someone polishing the knife.
No doubt about it I would date that knife from the 1890's -1918. Built in 1910 as an addition to the 1897 post office building on Flat Street, it closed in 1999, with the main post office moving to new premises within the Co-op store on Angel Street. Or was it not necessary to stamp it on your products when you became a limited company? It has served us very well and we do not wish to change it for anything else. In 1730 what are claimed to be his two sons Maurice and Joseph took over. So to have a knife from that time era as an automatic is cool no matter what the critics say. There were very few showrooms within Sheffield, where visitors could come to look at and buy goods in plush surroundings.
It is a large carving knife about 40 cm long. There were a number of changes in ownership, one of which in 1971 even brought it together with its once fierce competitor, George Wostenholm. Everything remains original on this knife except its now a switchblade. With vintage Fixed Blades a knife without the original sheath is worth about half of what it would be if sheath was present. My Grandfather moved from Sheffield to Blackpool in the early part of the 20th century - his name was Ernest Rodgers. You can contact me at brsunrise aol. Although I find all history topics to be fascinating, in particular, those about Sheffield, Rotherham and surrounding areas.
Joseph Rodgers is one of the oldest names in the cutlery industry as noted by the distinctive Tang Stamp. I know that it started providing cutlery to the Royal Family in 1821. Stan Shaw is a Sheffield cutler capable of this filework and he is still cutlering today at age 90. By 1780, the firm was producing a substantial volume of traditional pocket knives and expanded to the larger premises at No. Joseph Rodgers Early History Like many of Sheffield cutlery firms, the early history of Joseph Rodgers is a little unclear.
A collector of older British Fixed Blades is needed to get an idea of monetary value. Regards Rebecca Hi, In reply to this message below. Zooming in it looks like 12:15 to me but either way the streets are quiet for what at least in my time was a market day Tuesday. I've seen pieces dated to 19 century with marks as above. In 1730 what are claimed to be his two sons Maurice and Joseph took over. Are the fifties brigade going to go for them? Somehow it looks more recent than late 1800's but i don't know why i have this impression.
In 1897 a Rodgers, Maurice George, became Master Cutler. Joseph Rodgers was a very famous cutler from Sheffield and had an unsurpassed reputation for knife manufacture in the 19th century. May have a blemish such as a minor crack, or a freckle on it. We are not responsible for packages once they have left our hands. Both of these are now on proudly on display in Sheffield — The Year Knife is in and The Norfolk Knife is in in the city center. They really are beautiful sets but I can't find out anything about them before I post them for sale.
If not, it may cause an arguement, which is always nice. To me everything looks right about the knife, the only thing I don't like is the polishing that has been done to it, it has also removed most of the coined edge on the brass liner's. The Rodgers famous trademark was the Star and Maltese Cross which was confirmed to Joseph Rodgers by the Company of Cutlers in 1764. The Star and Maltese Cross was originally registered in March 1682 by a Benjamin Rich, and became associated with Joseph Rodgers in 1764. In most cases items ship within 24 hours after payment, excluding weekends.
Authentic Original 1870's Stag Horn Handle Scales Original 1870's High Carbon Steel Blade Tang Stamped: No. This is absolutely the best condition I have ever seen, this piece belongs in a museum. Some collectors will definitely pay a high price for a proper sheath for a rarer knife but it is usually a lot less than 50% of the knife's own value. I might want to think about putting a new handle on mine. There is one website for a boutique in Paris selling the same items but not much info,not even a price.
Need an affordable and effective way to buy and sell knives online? A collector more familiar with vintage Sheffield knives is needed here. The line along Flat Street was only doubled and extended along Pond Street in the early 1920s. Levine says a proper sheath adds 20% to a fixed blade knife's value and although he is not always right I'd say that is a lot closer than a half. It would also seem, from this time, that their products were being replicated by others and that these copies had been passed off as original Joseph Rodgers products, as the warning suggests. The Year Knife and The Norfolk Knife Displayed in the showroom were arguably Rodger s' two most famous knives, The Year Knife and The Norfolk Knife.
Full reinforced nickel silver guard. The property was sold in 1929, and the site, which is now a Bingo Hall, is marked with a plaque. I came upon your comment in a search on Joseph Rodgers and Sons and was wondering. We hope that you enjoy our communications and your purchase. As i recall, no one posted a challenge. I can't imagine i'll find their like again. It is steel-bladed, and ivory-handled.