A Superb 20th Century, Commemorative Divers Knife No 158,  By Siebe Gorman, Complete With It’s Brass Sheath

A Superb 20th Century, Commemorative Divers Knife No 158, By Siebe Gorman, Complete With It’s Brass Sheath

Stock Number: 20160802A

£835.00 GBP

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.

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Circa

1995

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Diving

Description

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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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in 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, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

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