Antique I. WILSON Sheffield English Chef/Butcher Knife Sharpening Steel w/Inlay

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 30, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

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This is a beautiful old piece of exceptional quality, found here in surprisingly excellent condition. It was made in Sheffield, England by I. Wilson, makers of superb quality knives of every description, but best known in this country as makers of knives used in fur trading with Native Americans in the 19th Century. It comes with a smoothly turned cocobolo rosewood handle, inlaid and bolstered in pewter and free of any cracks or looseness, which is quite rare on a piece like this. You just don't find many vintage steels like this, especially in such nice condition.

With a maker's stamp bearing their barleycorn and diamond hallmarks, it reads, "I. WILSON, SYCAMORE ST., SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND." As the photos show, this is the imprimatur of quality, the likes of which one cannot find in the modern marketplace. The piece has a finial carved into the end of the handle, with a swivelling ring used for hanging (sometimes on a butcher's block or wall, but usually at his SIDE, dangling from his apron). The entire piece is 18" long overall (counting the ring) with a ridged 10" rod. It's in excellent condition with a


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