Allen Antiques

These are the Knives in the Allen study collection.
knife

knife circa 1300

marked with (playing card) spade, partly-fullered blade and tang through a phallic-shaped wooden haft. From the Thames.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1300

Tapered blade with narrow fuller at the rear edge of the face. Whittle tang. Brass disk bolster. Tapered wooden handle.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1350

Fine knife marked with tin alloy device, wooden scales with circular pricking around rivets, tang plate. From the Thames.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1350

Whittle tang. One piece wooden handle. From Dordrecht.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1380-1420

Iron blade with rounded point and straight edge. Maker"s mark. Whittle tang. One piece wooden handle.

Not for sale.

knife

knife 14th century

Blade with a blunt clipped point and iron bolster. Whittle tang. Iron end-cap. one-piece wooden handle.

Not for sale.

knife

knife 14th century

Bellied blade of good form. Iron bolster. Through whittle tang. Handle of single piece of wood, of oval form.

Not for sale.

knife

knife 14th century

tin inlaid mark.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

marked with inverted copper alloy stem cup mark, fullered blade, wooden scale haft with tang plate. From the Thames. 7 1/4 in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

Whittle tang. One piece wooden handle. From Dordrecht.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

Long, straight blade. Wooden handle. steel rivets. Cap formed of lead foil.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

Knife from Dordrecht Holland, marked with 4 tin-inlaid crosses, wooden haft

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

Knife from Dordrecht Holland, crescent mark, plain iron bolster . dudgeon haft

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1400

knife from Dordrecht Holland, marked with a brass-inlaid halo, a nice hump-backed blade (like you see in mediaeval MSS), wooden scales with loop hole

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1430

wooden handle. bolster and pommel of metal disks (tin and copper alloy) with wooden infill.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1430

Small knife from the Thames, marked with copper-inlaid lozenge, wooden scales and brass tang plate. 5 in. long.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1450

marked with crown and crescent, bellied blade, wooden haft of 2 scales attached by solid iron rivets, From Dordrecht.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1450

copper-marked double crescent, dudgeon scale haft and ring finial. From the Thames.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1450

ragged staff tin alloy-inlaid mark, square tip, bone and copper alloy tang plate with washer inserts. From the Thames.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1450

Whittle tang. One piece wooden handle. From Dordrecht.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1450

small clip point blade with wooden scale handle. brass rivets. brass bolster and pommel.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1480

Short knife, from Dordrecht Holland. Marked but there is a crack on the mark, slope point, brassy handle pierced with hearts - poss. a child"s knife. quite rare as such.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1490

Knife from the Avon at Salisbury, marked with a saw, wooden scales in a brassy surround, pommelled. Very nice condition.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Flemish/dutch type with rootwood scales forming the handle. Scales attached by 3 solid brass rivets with washers on each side. Brass bolster formed of two parts - uncharacteristically thick with a roped edge at the blade. Brass pommel in the form of a horse"s hoof with a shoe.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Excavated Thames. Wooden scales (80% replaced with good colored fill) carved with a wavy grooved surface (imitation of horn or bark?). Decorated brass terminal. Blade with copper inlaid makers"s mark in the form of a flower. Bolster plates missing - some solder for their attachment remains. Edge with losses - the blade most likely originally thin, so loss not that significant. Blade corrosion pattern shows the grain in the metal. 9in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Knife from the Thames, unmarked, brass shoulders engraved AVE MA(RIA?) over both sides, wooden scales and brass surround (missing on lower surface of haft), flat terminal engraved with a woman"s head on one side and a hawk on the other. The handle seems a little shorter than usual.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Knife from the Thames, marked with a crossed h, solid latten haft (heavy) and decorated with filework

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Narrow knife from the Thames, marked twice with ??, iron bolster and bone scales decorated ring and dot, small wafered brass tang plate. 6 3/4 in. long.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1500

Knife from the Thames, marked with gothic capital V and quatrefoil, bone scales inlaid with engraved roundels and with twinned dog"s head finial

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1520

Slender, elegant knife with wooden scales attached by tubular brass rivets.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1520

Belly Bladed and bolstered blade with whittle tang. Minimal (unrecognizable) maker"s mark inlaid in copper. wooden haft (original, with some shrinkage and cracking - one crack re-glued) Part of the end of the handle missing.Minor corrosion to blade and small portion of the blade tip missing. 7.25in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1520

Long slender knife showing most original shape (some losses to edge) and corrosion showing original "grain" to metal. Marked with 2 hooked crosses. Whittle tang. Wooden haft. Brass bolster plates (one missing, other over cleaned) attached by large central rivet. Wooden handle decorated by 7 thin brass washers (more likely deep inlay since it is completely missing in areas of heavy cleaning). Handle cleaned to a smooth surface (affecting the shape noticeably). Boot cap terminal engraved with standing figures (some corrosion, but mostly visible). Terminal plate and a knop. Very little cleaning damage to terminal. Handle and terminal with flat back and curved sides with crease in the front (flat bottomed tear-drop shape). 8 1/2in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1530

Knife with integral bolster and a horizontal strip tang. This is very similar to many early knives, but the tang is not in the plane of the blade - instead it is 90 degrees off. With halberd and chess piece marks, wooden scales.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1530

Clip-pointed blade with small integral bolster. One obvious loss to the blade and surface corrosion, but overall complete. Marked with a Lombardic O. Wood scales (all original, only minor cleaning) attached by 3 central rivets in the half near the blade and 2 near the terminal. Terminal plate soldered to tang. 7.75in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1530

Short all-iron knife, from the Thames, marked with double crescent, with tiny trefid terminal. 5 1/4 in. long.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1550

Cut-down/ Byknife from the Thames, all iron and marked with letter R

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1570

Small, all iron. round tapered handle with rounded end (slightly upset at the terminal). Medium corrosion. Blade possibly shortened slightly. Marked with a V. exc. Thames. 5 1/2in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1570

Tapered blade with tapered square bolster. Mark with 3 dots and some points (can"t tell what it is, any ideas?). Ivory block haft of 2 pieces, the latter part engraved with rings and dots. Between the ivory sections and the ivory and the bolster thin brass washers (8 and 4) with modern resin in-fill.Some cracking in the ivory. Very minor corrosion on blade. Chip loss at one corner of the terminal. 6 1/4in.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1580

Heavy blade (almost 1/4in. thick at the back) with bolster and thick tang. Wooden Handle scales - very thick (actually thicker than its width) attached with 4 hollow iron rivets (one missing). Some cleaning to the handle affecting its shape. Some resin fill between scales and tang, but minimal to replace losses/shrinkage. corrosion on blade is minimal (some pitting, edge losses and flaking, but mostly insignificant) 15.5 inches long, 365 grams. Simon Moore has only seen 3 of these on the market.

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1580

Knife. ex. Thames at Billingsgate in the late 1980s. Flat tang with bone scales attached by tubular rivets. Brass bolster plates and pommel. Decorative insets in handle. Stabilized blade. Ex. Coll. John Homan. 18.3cm (7.3 inches)

Not for sale.

knife

knife circa 1600

Blade with drop point. Integral round bolster. Handle formed of 2 brass plates froming a hollow handle. Foliated decoration. Somewhat deformed.

Not for sale.



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