1930's Berkshire Cutlery Co. Second edition by John E. Shapleigh, then a junior partner of Rogers Bros.
Of Philadelphia, brought to St. Louis a stock of goods to open a branch of that company. This branch was named the Rogers, Shapleigh & Company. In 1847 the company became Shapleigh, Day & Co. This name was used until 1863 when the firm became A.The exact marking on these early knives is unknown at this time. In 1880 the name was the A. Shapleigh and Cantwell Hardware Company. This firm continued until 1888, when it became the A. The next change in the company name occurred in about 1902. At this time, the company became the Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Company. Saunders Norvell started with the E. Simmons Hardware in the late 1800's as a clerk. He was still a clerk in 1898, but by 1900 was a vice president of the Simmons firm.
By 1902 he had changed to Shapleigh, and was president by 1907 of the Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Company. The name once again reverted to A. Berkshire was one of the marking used by Shapleigh. This nice Lady's type folding dirk/knife features a lock back released kris type blade topped with twisted grips fastened with steel pins over brass liners. The blade is 99% full in shape with razor sharp edge and is tang stamped Berkshire Cutlery Co, it is lock back released and the pump is at the bottom of the knife.
No dents or nicks and no damage to note to the handles. Measures: 12 cm folded and 21 cm when fully extended.TO OUR VALUED OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS. Due to extra checks at the border this process may further delay packages does not matter what level of services is used. Many customers are contemplating negative or neutral feedback due the delay and this delay is beyond my control.
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Will be handled on a case by case basis. The item "Antique 1930's Berkshire Cutlery Co. Folding Dirk Knife" is in sale since Tuesday, November 9, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "onlyfinegoods" and is located in Arconate. This item can be shipped worldwide.