The blade itself has a drop point and long slightly curved blade. It is most likely made from a high grade carbon steel and has a tapered three quarter tang.
The lug handle appears to be made from aluminum. It has a machined slot that fits perfectly over the spine of the knife and is held in place with 2 slotted machine screws.
Wilson, Sycamore St, Sheffield, England on the left side of the blade near the shank. It also has the 4 circle logo to the left. This came from an estate sale in Lake Forest, IL in 2017. The owner (an elderly lady) informed me that this knife belonged to her grandfather in the late 1800's and was used in his candy business, possibly for cutting taffy. This is an incredibly RARE antique that will make a great addition to your collection or primitive decor.
Please be sure to see all the other items we have listed. Sheffield, England Trade Knife Factory Modified with Aluminum Lug Blade Grip - Circa 1880's with original hard wood handle and 6 rivets - Overall Length 20 - Slightly Curved Blade with Drop Point - Made from high grade carbon steel - Incredibly RARE. Wilson Trade Knife with aluminum lug blade grip as pictured.
NOT-INCLUDED: No original box, packaging, or paperwork. No props used for size reference. DIMENSIONS: The knife measures 20 in overall length. The blade measures 14" long and the widest part near the tip is just over 2" tall. The aluminum lug measures just under 4' long with a diameter of 1-1/8 at the widest part.
COLOR: Brown wood handle and silver toned blade. CIRCA: Likely around the 1880's give or take 20 years. MATERIAL: Carbon Steel Blade and Wood Handle. Wilson Trade Knife comes to you in overall very good condition. As pictured you can see the heal of the handle was chipped and is missing a piece.
The 2 halves of the handle are still securely attached(no movement). The carbon blade has several areas where surface rust was once an issue. There are also other stains in the blade. The edge is in overall very good condition with one small nick near the center and several tiny nicks near the heal, the edge however is very sharp. The blade is straight and the lug is securely mounted.AUTHENTICITY and your SATISFACTION are UNCONDITIONALLY 100% GUARANTEED!!! LOC: C 4 D 3. You really like the thing, but not so much the price.. I find cool stuff, do some research and list it for what I think it's worth. Sounds pretty simple but sometimes not.
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Upon close inspection some very minor signs of use or wear, but no serious flaws. Obviously used but kept in great conditional and well cared for. Expected normal signs of wear but no abuse. Clearly used allot, enough to cause significant signs of wear. See item description for more details on further future use.Used extensively, many cosmetic flaws and signs of wear. Used extensively with abundant and major cosmetic flaws.
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