They would have been made by the most highly skilled cutlers and were intended to be displayed in Exhibitions to demonstrate the quality of Rodgers cutlery.
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Measures 9 3/4" overall when open and 5 7/8" when closed (excluding the shackel). Item Code K0044, Price SOLD (GBP) An antique multi blade horsemans pocket knife with stag scales by Southern & Richardson. Measures 4 1/2" closed and 7 1/2" with the main blade open. There is a small piece missing out of the edge of the main blade - otherwise very good untouched condition.
All blades open and close with a good snap and don't wobble. Item Code K0043, Price SOLD (GBP) A very rare Victorian lockback folding bowie or dirk with pearl scales carved on one side with a bust of George Washington.
They are larger than life and the quality is outstanding.
I have never seen Exhibition cutlery on sale before as very few were made and surviving examples have generally been donated to museums around Sheffield (similar pairs of scissors can be seen in the displays in the foyer of The Cutlers Hall in Sheffield).
The knife is in very good condition but the sheath has suffered a little and has lost a lot of it's stitching. Item Code K0066, Price SOLD (GBP) A very rare completely original Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield catalogue dating from about 1900. Item Code K0056, Price SOLD (GBP) A fantastic and very high quality Victorian sterling silver mounted hunting knife and matching belt both engraved with a Viscounts crown and EE.