On offer is a rare folding knife made in Sheffield by Hale Bros sometime in the late 19th century. Two blades, a dropping and a spear head with a blade lift which is slotted. Both blades have a lot more life in them and are not flimsy. Ornate carry ring sculpted on copper.Scales are of stag and do not have any cracks or visible chips. Rare knife for your unique antique knives gallery! In the 1880s, Hale Bros was at Allen Street, then Moorfield Works, Smithfield/Snow Lane, as makers of table and pen and pocket knives, files, horse-clipping shears, scrapers, and horse-singeing lamps (for removing hair on a horse). Apparently, its earliest trade mark dating from 1791 was 650, associated with William Hale.
Hale Bros later acquired the TIP-TOP mark of Henry Crookes, the fish hook of Robert Bateman, and the names/marks of Samuel Hancock & Son and S. Samuel continued to run Hale Bros Ltd and Hale & Pennington (steel stockholders); and travelled to South America until at least 1926. The firm produced stainless table knives marked INOXIDABLE and (in Spanish) NO SE MANCHA. In the twentieth century, the company produced (or marketed) a range of mass-produced cutlery, including pocket and utility knives, from Snow Lane.In 1969, Hale Bros was acquired by the Kutrite Group. The latter continued to list Hale Bros Tools as a maker of painters tools as late as 1972. The factory can still be seen in Snow Lane little changed from the nineteenth century, though its crucible furnaces were dismantled when Kutrite took over. The item "Antique Hale Bros Sheffield Folding Pocket Knife 3 1/2 2 Blade Stag Scales" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "antiquehaus" and is located in Carp, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.