A Superb 20th Century, Commemorative Divers Knife No 158, By Siebe Gorman, Complete With It’s Brass Sheath
Stock Number: 20160802A
Offered for Sale, is this very fine Divers Knife No 158, made by the Siebe Gorman company, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the formation of the company, in the early 19th Century. Complete with it's original Brass Scabbard. C1995.
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Offered for Sale, is this very fine Divers Knife, made by the Siebe Gorman company, to commemorate the 175 anniversary of the formation of the company, in the early 19th Century. Originally, they were made in pairs, with matching numbers, one with a serrated edge, and the other, with a smooth edge. Altogether approx. 500 were made, with serial numbers to approx to 175, possibly higher, which indicates that some were possibly made as a single item. This particular example, has a 7-1/2″ polished blade [ spear point configuration], smoothed edged, with a brass hilt, and handle receiver. The quality turned wooden varnished handle, is topped with a brass retainer. The o/a length is 13 “. Very clearly stamped to the blade is “Siebe Gorman/Serial Number 158″ together with the Siebe Gorman 175th Anniversary logo. The substantial, and quality brass scabbard, is spring loaded, and is complete with a leather belt strap. The Scabbard measures 8-1/4″, and the o/a length 13-1/2”. All in excellent, undamaged, condition. These anniversary knives were made C1995
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I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days, university , and then working as a DentalSurgeon, until retirement from that profession, twelve years ago. My antiques business was set up 37 years ago, having followed the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, and optical items and even writing cases.
I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.