I received two beautiful old Sheffield (I think) stags today.
You can see one is a foldingg knife and the other is a very large Bowie or hunting knife (?) I'm not sure. I bought these from a guy on All About Pocket Knives (AAPK). I have bought a few knives from him over the last two years and I always print out info when I buy them but I can't find it today. And he always sends printed info when he ships a knife, but not this time.
And what do you know....the Bowie or hunting knife has absolutely NO makers marks of any kind on the knife.
The folding knife appears to say GEORGE/WOSTENHOLM on one tang.
Both are beautiful historical knives. Both look like they are from the 1800s. The Bowie looks to me like a Civil War era knife----from the 1850s.
I love the Bowie style knife because it has a great silver butt plate on the handle!!! It would be a great place for a mark or a name, but there is nothing or at least nothing has survived.
If this looks familiar to any of you let me know whats what, cause this is not my usual kinda knife.
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