Despite Royal recognition and overseas trade, the company could not escape the decline of Sheffield's cutlery industry. He was the nephew of William Rodgers and was described as a master cutler. To me everything looks right about the knife, the only thing I don't like is the polishing that has been done to it, it has also removed most of the coined edge on the brass liner's. Not very sharp out of the box. The Norfolk Knife, made for The Great Exhibition of 1851, took two years to complete and features blades with etchings of Queen Victoria, Chatsworth House and The White House amongst others.
The confidence of the public was such that the shares offered for subscription were privately subscribed in a few hours. It is also virtually impossible to stab anyone, or yourself, with this blade. Each knife was, and still is, branded with the Star and Cross as a guarantee of its superb quality. I notice that owners are advised to sharpen it to a 20 degree angle and not to go for a razor edge, as that may not be suitable for many pocket knife tasks. Otherwise you have a beautiful over 100 year old pocket knife. Once upon a time people would carry a knife, not for the fear of attack or to use as a weapon, but for the fear of being rendered useless by a simple piece of twine, a stick or a cardboard box.
So please look at the pictures for they are the major part of my description. Olde Towne Cutlery has brought back to the states the traditional pocket knives made by these two incredible brands. Eventually they acquired the surrounding property until the famous Norfolk Street Works occupied the entire plot. Remember to keep your knife sharpened: a dull blade can be more dangerous than a properly maintained one. A village headman commiserated with him because there were no more Rodgers knives made. These were made in Sheffield England, which is renown for its high quality cutlery and knives. The file work on the back springs most likely had a gold wash which is now gone due to someone polishing the knife.
Posted on 28 July 2013 8 10 Very slim and good looking knife. From a workforce of 1500 in 1914, the company had reduced to 325 employees in 1961. It was sitting on a shelf, all innocuous and innocent. I use a knife every day to eat apples. Rodgers focused on producing the finest quality knives and looked for the best in every aspect of knife production from materials to workmanship. Posted on 14 January 2016 8 10 This is a very handy little knife.
Posted on 15 January 2011 10 10 Slim, elegant, classic knife that sits well in the hand and pocket; it will probably outlast me! Believe it to be a reproduction it is bone handle with 440 stainless blades it is a good looking. If you don't follow our , you may not receive a full refund. Found this beautiful gem today at the Thrift shop. He was renting a house workshop in Holy Hawley Croft, which used to be off Campo Lane. The Egginton Group bought the rights to the name and trademarks in 1986 which meant that fine Joseph Rodgers knives would continue to be produced in Sheffield, the home of cutlery. A collector more familiar with vintage Sheffield knives is needed here. When the officer objected the headman told him that a British traveller had given him a Rodgers knife and told him they could cut through iron, something a prisoner in chains had done.
I've got the blade razor sharp with my lansky turn box and the open and close had freed up a little after a few days carrying it. The stainless construction is sleek and gentleman like yet comfortable in the hand, the blade gets sharp and stays sharp with relative use and it's made in england which is a rarity in itself nower days. Maybe he was in a mood to exaggerate? Based in Sheffield, traditional steel heartland of England, the brand Joseph Rodgers has an amazing history. This originally when sold was a very expensive knife due to several reasons some of which are, pearl handles, file work on the blades and springs, the folding scissors, etc. Levine says a proper sheath adds 20% to a fixed blade knife's value and although he is not always right I'd say that is a lot closer than a half. The Year Knife was commenced in 1822 with a new blade being added for each year of the Christian era the knife now contains two thousand blades. Apparently, this phenomenon is not exclusive to the modern era; knife aficionados have been quick to snap up a good quality knife when they see it for quite some time.
Thanks for the additional pictures. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program,! It also has an integrated screw driver. As i recall, no one posted a challenge. By 1780, the firm was producing a substantial volume of traditional pocket knives and expanded to the larger premises at No. Around this period and inspired this prestigious title, Rodgers opened their first celebrated showroom in which they proudly exhibited their wares, including later on, arguably Rodgers two most famous knives, The Year Knife and The Norfolk Knife.
Of course but did they do it on a regular basis for a cutlery company? No doubt about it I would date that knife from the 1890's -1918. Is Stan Shaw and others capable of doing that kind of file work during that period? By 1929 they had sold No. Slightly stiff action but doubtless this will loosen up over the next twenty years! I had to snatch it up. However i am open to being corrected. This tough tool has a sheepsfoot blade, which means it has a straight sharp edge, and a straight dull back edge that curves towards the cutting edge at the end. The Egginton Group bought the rights to the name and trademarks in 1986 which meant that fine Joseph Rodgers knives would continue to be produced in Sheffield, the home of cutlery.
Since 1764 Joseph Rodgers focused on producing the finest quality knives and looked for the best in every aspect of knife production from materials to workmanship. Not in my opinion, like I said maybe for the occasional display or exhibition knife not on a regular basis. It came with an incorrect handle and for some reason the pommel didn't have the skull crusher point. The action is stiff, which is just as well as there are no safety features on it like split joints or choils. The property was sold in 1929. Rodgers focused on producing the finest quality knives and looked for the best in every aspect of knife production from materials to workmanship. However, it is with Rodgers that this mark will forever by associated and they registered it in 1764.
Nice knife overall, value for money. Joseph Rodgers had a reputation for producing the best quality items in Sheffield. There is a shackle on the end of the handle, so you can attach your plaited paracord lanyard. Cuts well and makes an excellent, discreet everyday knife. Somehow it looks more recent than late 1800's but i don't know why i have this impression.