IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

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IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

Postby Happy jack » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:04 pm

Found knife not marked England,also doesn't have 'oil joint' marking, dark handle looks to be bone, 2 opposing blades , main blade 1 5/8" , 3 line marked IXL George / Wostenholm / Sheffield, pen blade 1 7/26" , 4 line marked IXL / George / Wostenholm
/ Sheffield
OAL 3 3/8
Any information would help
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Re: IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

Postby Rusty1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:53 pm

Looks like the England is out of view because of the way the blade pivots, you can see what looks like a D on the right side of your pictures. Take a closer look with a magnifying glass. Not sure what dates they started using "oil the joints"

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Re: IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

Postby Happy jack » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 pm

thanks Russell, I have looked at these tang stamps under high power magnification and high intensity light. I see a blemish that could look like a D.
I have also noticed that the main blade has a flared edge to the tip. the tip is shaped like a small spear at the last 1/4 inch of the blade. very interesting.

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Re: IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

Postby Rusty1 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:18 pm

Yes indeed, if it does not have the England mark it is an early knife, strange tip too.

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Re: IXL George Wostenholm, Sheffield

Postby knife7knut » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:25 pm

Rusty1 wrote:Yes indeed, if it does not have the England mark it is an early knife, strange tip too.

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Not necessarily so.Knives that are destined for the home market were not required to have,"England" stamped on them;only ones for export.
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