Sheffield knife maker

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Sheffield knife maker

Post by Dsbboulder » Sun May 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Can anyone help me identify this knife and manufacturer? Many thanks!
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Re: Sheffield knife maker

Post by Dsbboulder » Sun May 24, 2020 5:45 pm

Also this one.
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Re: Sheffield knife maker

Post by Reverand » Sun May 24, 2020 6:25 pm

I cannot help with the Sheffield knife, but that second knife is an "Ideal" knife, and probably manufactured by either Colonial or Imperial, in the 60's or 70's. They are decent EDC knives, but have no collector value.
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Re: Sheffield knife maker

Post by just bob » Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 pm

Could it be Edwin Blyde & Co.? That is the closest thing I see. Looks more like Alyra, but nothing at all comes up on that. What is your best guess on the name?
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Re: Sheffield knife maker

Post by knife7knut » Sun May 24, 2020 11:48 pm

just bob wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Could it be Edwin Blyde & Co.? That is the closest thing I see. Looks more like Alyra, but nothing at all comes up on that. What is your best guess on the name?
I think you nailed it Bob.Looks almost like it was double struck.
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Re: Sheffield knife maker

Post by KLJ77 » Mon May 25, 2020 4:25 pm

"Edwin Blyde worked from a number of different workshops as a cutlery merchant and manufacturer, moving from Eyre Street, to Charles Street, Bow Street, Rockingham Street and Lambert Street between 1868 and 1879. By 1896 Blyde had moved to Charleston Works on Orange Street, because he had become a partner in Brumby & Middleton with Herbert Bramble Middleton. This partnership was dissolved in 1902, and the firm returned to the name of Edwin Blyde & Company.
In 1886 Blyde and Middleton had bought the name of Mappin & Sons, which had belonged to James Mappin, and registered this as a mark in 1888. They began to stamp this on cutlery, but after they had supplied some to a London retailer they attracted the attention of Mappin & Webb. Mappin & Webb felt the name to be too similar to their own trademarks, and in 1905 brought an injunction against the firm, hoping to restrain the use of this name. They were successful in this case. In 1912 Edwin Blyde sold the business to Walter Trickett, whose works are still standing on the corner of Trippet Lane and Holly Street."
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