space Antique Arts Home  |  Store Home  |  My Cart  |  My Orders  |  Wish List  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us   
Search:   
separator

GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES

Memorabilia

By Category
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA

Store Home
Browse All Items
Search
Our Products
Click view sub-categories Memorabilia
Click to view Colonial & CIVIL WAR era through 1880s AMERICANA
Order Policies
About Us
Contact Us!
Our Mailing List
Links

as new! original late 1800s - Kansas Pacific Railroad - I. Wilson Sheffield – ‘Trade’ KNIFE

NOTICE

********NOW OPERATING FROM OUR NEW HEADQUARTERS ********



Now fully operational from the beautiful Pacific North West, we encourage all to keep a close eye as we unpack posted offerings and continue what will be an ongoing effort of unpacking the collection while taking stock with an eye toward thinning out our accumulation of treasures. After years of seeking out and acquiring all manner of quality antique Americana from simple but seldom surviving items of special interest to historically important treasures, Janet and I look forward to offering the fruits of our years of seeking out such to new and appreciative homes.


Visitors will also enjoy our museum site at www.MaineLegacy.com

 
 as new!  original late 1800s -  Kansas Pacific Railroad  -  I. Wilson Sheffield  –  ‘Trade’ KNIFE  (Image1)
Click to zoom
      Ask a Question   Send to a Friend
 

Your Price: $ 595.00
Item Number: 6273
 

Make an offer
 



PayPal.com
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.
 
 
 
 



Rarely encountered in any kind of acceptable condition, this late 19th century I. WILSON EX. SYCAMORE ST. SHEFFIELD ENGLAND marked, fixed blade, working knife remains in fine, unused condition while showing good evidence of age and originality throughout. Additionally and equally as significant to the historian / collector is that the grip offers the unmistakably original, integral die strike KANSAS PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. Commonly referred to by collectors as a fur trade knife, this rarely seen, fine condition, example measures 10 5/8 inches in total length with a 6 1/8 inch blade. (An article in the 1/20/2014 Tactical Knives Magazine advised that: English I. Wilson Sycamore Street knives migrated to the American frontier in the late 1800s becoming a recognized presence among frontiersman. further that the vast majority most highly prized of the knives sold through the fur-trade supply houses to the mountain men and Indians in the far west were those of I. Wilson. The informative article advises that rather than the monster blades imagined by the modern crowd, period records show 5, 6 and 7 inch models were far more common.) A principal transportation that link from Kansas City to Denver, the Kansas Pacific Railroad opened up settlement of the central Great Plains, and became a major factor in the support of the buffalo hunting trade from early construction of the railroad line when the Kansas Pacific Railroad hired men like Buffalo Bill Cody to hunt the bison to feed thousands of rail laborers to the late 1800s when trappers who had depleted the beaver populations of the Midwest began trading in buffalo robes and tongues. This all original, never used and never sharpened Kansas Pacific Railroad Company marked knife will make an outstanding addition in any number of collecting categories.
Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



You might also like:
mid to late 1700s through early 1800s  KNIFE & FORK

mid to late 1700s...
$ 65.00
late 1800s early 1900s British Bobby Helmet – Kingston upon Hull Police

late 1800s early 1900s...
$ 235.00
rarely encountered! original & individually priced - mid 1800s - Hand Rolled Cigar

rarely encountered!...
$ 30.00
mid 1800s – SLATE (‘SCHOOL’) PENCIL

mid 1800s – SLATE...
$ 18.00
original mid 1800s Gentleman’s Vest

original mid 1800s...
$ 185.00
ultra-rare! original mid 1800s – wood /graphite PENCIL with ERASER

ultra-rare! original mid...
$ 50.00
scarce original – Camillus Cutlery Co. - KNIFE & SPOON

scarce original –...
$ 165.00
late 1800s / early 1900 Charlestown Prison - BATON

late 1800s / early 1900...
$ 95.00
19th century traveling Knife & Fork – SHEFFIELD CAMPAIGN CUTLERY

19th century traveling...
$ 175.00
Original! later 19th century tin MESS PLATE

Original! later 19th...
$ 75.00


PayPal.com
We also accept Checks and Money Orders.

Store Home  ·  About Us  ·  Contact  ·  FAQ / Policies  ·  Privacy  ·  Security  ·  Antique Arts home

· Links ·  Tell a Friend About this Site!  · Join our Mailing List ·

GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES
17623 Loop Lane SE
Yelm, WA 98597
US
Contact Us!
Updated: Wednesday, October 27 2021
©1995-2021 TIAS.com. All rights reserved.