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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - June 2021

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Sale A0621 Lot 258

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R. COOPER, SHEFFIELD
A MASSIVE CUSTOM BOWIE-KNIFE,
with 10in. clip-point blade false edged for the last 3 3/4in., the left hand side signed 'HAND MADE R. COOPER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' and 'R. COOPER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' on the ricasso, substantial scalloped rectangular brass cross-guard, natural dark horn scales held with five brass pins to the heavy brass coffin hilt, brass bolsters, scalloped edges to the squared brass pommel and geometric engraving to the tang edges, complete with a black leather scabbard, appearing unused

Other Notes: Reg Cooper is a Bowie Knife maker from Sheffield. Aged in his 80's, he has been making Bowie knives for as long as he cares to remember.

The manufacture of Bowie Knives is now performed by a dwindling number of highly-specialised craftsmen in the city. Master craftsmen in Sheffield are called "Little Mesters", a term that has endured for many years. Little Mesters are usually single specialists who run their own businesses, in their workshops, with skills that have been passed down through the years and through the generations, often from father to son. Reg Cooper's Bowie Knives are 100% Made In Sheffield.

Reg is ably supported in the crafting of larger knives by Sheffield's last remaining Little Mester Grinder, Brian Alcock. He carries out the main initial grinding of the raw steel bars for Reg Cooper on the large sized Bowie knife blades.

We are gratefully indebted to steelcitycutlery.com for the above information



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Estimate £150-250

This bladed product is not for sale to people under the age of 18. By bidding on this item you are declaring that you are 18 years of age or over.
Please be aware that we are unable to send edged weapons or bladed products by postal courier to a UK residential address (Offensive Weapons Act 2019)




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