William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

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William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by Curt » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:02 pm

Any one know about this knife? Thanks
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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by Jingler » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:01 pm

Curt; I can't find it in any of my knife books but I will take a guess and say that it may be a piece that was made in England. Try looking up World knives Ltd.. They might have some mention of the company or maybe they can lead you into the right direction for info.

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by wellington03 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:14 pm

Hi Curt,

A nice little two bladed W R sleeveboard penknife, guessing made C 1950s-1970s ?, John Clarke & Son used the "William Rodgers" name and the catchy "I CUT MY WAY" ( "cheese knife logo") extensively.


Clarke's other marks were "N.E.V.A" "EXPRESS" & used on razors "THE RING" (chain logo). John Clarke and Son "William Rodgers", in the 1970s the firm manufactured it's products in Sheffield, it's works were at the top of Garden St, above Ibbersons "new" Washington Works.

Thanks for showing...Mick :D

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by sextonknifeworks » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:04 am

Looks like a super rare piece and a nice find, Curt. Keep digging up these old gems.


Is this for sale?

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by Curt » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:31 am

Thanks for the responses and yes almost every knife I got is for sale.

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by Axyltron » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:31 am

Hi. I have a very similar knife, except it has three blades instead of two. Any information you guys could give me would be truly helpful. Thanks.

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by Paladin » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:57 am

Photos, we like photos ::tu:: 8)
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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by HiPower » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:49 pm

not sure about the age of manufacture but must have been earlier than the 50s since i have one with a broken backspring that is crocus polished but has a composition handle i ruined by trying to clean with acetone.---Hipower
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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by paulsvintage » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:19 pm

nice knife Curt ! here is another i dug up
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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by zoogirl » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 pm

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Here's mine. It has the "I Cut My Way" on the tang. Overall, it seems quite old. I think the handle may be "French Ivory". You can see the lines in the close up. Gotta get a better camera, my close ups are done by holding a magnifying glass in front of my IPod!
I picked this up yesterday for five bucks, so I probably didn't get too ripped off!
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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by doglegg » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:24 pm

Good pick up zoogirl, and I like the scales. ::tu::

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Re: William Rodgers Sheffield I cut my way?

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Pattern is a sleeveboard pen knife, handles are imitation ivory and blades are over 50% down. Age is hard to say. Might be pre WW II or up to 1960's as a guess. Next time try to find a knife that has less wear and is close to original condition. The price will be higher but in general they are a better deal than the heavily used knives. But, bargain hard because many sellers ask far too much.
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