Sheffield Bowie Knife

HUGE Sheffield Bowie.

An impressive and rare collection piece considering its size and early engraving.


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Sheffield Bowie Knife: A Rare and Impressive Victorian Era Masterpiece


Step into the rich history of knife craftsmanship with the Sheffield Bowie Knife. This exquisite piece hails from the mid-late Victorian era, boasting a blend of beauty, rarity, and exceptional design. Crafted with utmost care and precision, this knife represents the epitome of Sheffield's renowned cutlery tradition. Let's delve into the remarkable features and benefits of this extraordinary artifact.

A Testament to Victorian Elegance

The Sheffield Bowie Knife captivates with its stunning appearance and impeccable craftsmanship. Measuring an impressive 18" in length, this masterpiece commands attention with its intricate details and robust construction. The knife features a cross guard and a meticulously pinned wood handle, firmly secured to a substantial full tang blade.

Striking Design and Engraved Blade

At the heart of this distinguished piece lies a striking, curved carbon steel blade. The wide clip point blade, measuring (L 11" x W 3.5" x D 0.25"), showcases a captivating decorative engraving on one side. Inscribed with the words "The Celebrated Sheffield Bowie" and proudly displaying the hallmark "MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENG" on the deep Ricasso, this blade tells the story of a bygone era.

Impeccable Details and Unmatched Quality

The Sheffield Bowie Knife exudes elegance through every detail. The polished brass double quillon 'upswept' guard, measuring an impressive width of 5.5", gracefully separates the Rosewood handle from the blade. Despite some oxidized areas on the blade's cutting edge and tip, both are carefully protected with Renaissance wax, ensuring the preservation of this remarkable artifact.

A Must-Have for Knife Collectors

This exceptional Sheffield Bowie Knife, well-preserved and in good condition for its age, holds a special place among knife enthusiasts and collectors. Its rarity, size, and early engraving make it a captivating centerpiece for any (Bowie) knife collection. Owning this exquisite piece is not only a testament to your appreciation for fine craftsmanship but also an eye-catching addition that will undoubtedly become a source of pride.

Key Sales Attributes:

  • Rare and impressive Victorian-era Sheffield Bowie knife
  • Meticulously crafted with exceptional attention to detail
  • Striking curved carbon steel blade with captivating engraving
  • Impeccable craftsmanship and robust construction
  • Must-have centerpiece for any (Bowie) knife collection


Indulge in the allure of the past and add the Sheffield Bowie Knife 1850-1890 to your collection. With its historical significance, remarkable craftsmanship, and undeniable beauty, this rare Victorian-era masterpiece will undoubtedly become the focal point of admiration and conversation. Experience the elegance of Sheffield cutlery tradition and own a piece of history that is truly one-of-a-kind.


This is a Pre-owned knife from a private collection - new to the market

Additional information

New or Pre Owned
Country of ManufactureUnited Kingdom
Manufacturers Part No.
Product TypeFixed
Lock TypeN/A
Blade Length (cm)28cm
Overall Length (cm)46cm
Blade Material01 Carbon Steel
Handle MaterialWood
Sheath or PouchNone
Product Brand
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