Article about: Hello all. I picked up this knife today at a estate sale. I have been researching this knife all day but still can't find any information of the knife. The over all length of the knife is ju
Hello all. I picked up this knife today at a estate sale. I have been researching this knife all day but still can't find any information of the knife. The over all length of the knife is just under 14.5 inches. The knife is marked No_6 with some lettering and numbers below, but they are just barley visible with a 30x Magnifier. I can make out "18", so I do not know if it is a date or a unit? I don't know if this is even a military knife or not. The sheath has no markings, nor does the hilt. The blade is in pretty bad shape, it looks like someone used some kind of chemical to "clean" it. Looking at the knife it seems to have a different hilt on it, the rust pattern is the opposite from what the crossguard is. I want to thank you for reading my post, and your thoughts!
Thank you for your post. I have never heard of Joseph Rodgers. I'll look into it.
Joseph Rodgers were one of the very well known Sheffield knifemakers. They usually marked their stuff with their name and their trademark which was a star and a maltese cross. I wondered if maybe the No.6 was a play on their address of No.6 Norfolk Street and they maybe supplied blades or made knives for someone else but rather than put their name on it just put a No.6??? Pure speculation and guesswork on my part but all I could think of?