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Adams, Bill (ed.).
Sheffield Exhibition Knives.

Salem Old World Publishing: 1999.

A fabulously photographed 'exhibition' of the finest knives from that world-renowned knife-making capitol, Sheffield. "Here you will see daggers and Bowie knives fit for a king -or an oriental potentate. There are multi-bladed sportsmen's knives, fishing knives with hook removers...some of the knives have been identified as being exhibited in the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition or in the Great Exposition in London in 1879. Here you will see knives with interchangeable handles, folding dirk knives with carved pearl handles from the 1830s, cased penknives with engraved gold bolsters and a cock spur marked "Cutlers to the King". Since this book was a display of the world's finest knives, it was necessary to supplement the outstanding pictures with a group of writings from some of the world's finest knife experts. We have that with chapters from Bill Adams, Bernard Levine, and Jim Taylor". The knives shown include many examples from the firms of Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm, and John Blyde-Greenhough Knives.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 245+ pages, loaded with color plates, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition.

Inventory #: 33696
Price: $ 150.00      

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