Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

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Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by stockman » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:01 pm

Friends old knife, is there any value? Any info? Harold
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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by doglegg » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:06 pm

Very impressive old knife. Congrats to your friend. Handle ivory or bone? ::shrug::

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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by stockman » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:13 pm

Bone we think, damage both sides. I have zero knowledge about Sheffield knives.

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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by knife7knut » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:35 pm

Nice old bowie! Both Levine & Goins list it as being somehow affiliated with Boker and in business from 1868 to 1906(Goins) or 1916 (Levine).Just out of curiosity what is the blade length?
I have a Manhattan Cutlery Co. bowie with a clip point blade.Here is a pic.
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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by stockman » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Blade length 6 3/8”

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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by danno50 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Very nice old knife, stockman. ::tu::
Tweedale says that MANHATTAN CUTLERY Co. was a mark used by John Newton & Company. According to Tweedale, the company was set up by Arthur Lee & Son in 1861. Arthur Lee was, presumably, the American representative for Moss & Gamble, in the 1860s. He returned to Sheffield in 1870 to set up his own agency as a cutlery merchant and American importer.
The next paragraph says that John Newton opened Manhattan Works, at No. 11 Arundel Lane, by 1887. There is no mention of any relationship between Arthur Lee and John Newton, or any description of how the mark passed from Arthur Lee to John Newton?
Newton sold table and pocket cutlery, Bowie knive, and razors through H.Boker in New York. He also imported shears, scissors and trimmers from Boker. John Newton was listed in directories up until 1926.
The Newton trademarks were purchased by John Watts, on Lambert Street, in about 1900. John Watts existed until 1999.
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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by danno50 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:08 pm

Another good one, Ray. ::tu:: I could easily believe that both of those knives could have been made pre 1900.
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Re: Manhattan cutlery co Sheffield

Post by jwwood » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:42 am

Good information gentlemen. Great old knives! ::tu::

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