J. Drew & Sons

“Explorer” Large Sheffield Bowie, Circa 1870-80’s, 17 ¾”

“Explorer” Large Sheffield Bowie, Circa 1870-80’s, 17 ¾”

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J. DREW & SON, 33 & 37 PICADILLY CIRCUS, W. AND 156 LEADENHALL ST. E.C. “EXPLORER” LARGE SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIFE, c. 1870-80’S17 ¾” KNIFE, nearly 12” saber and hollow ground sharpened long clip blade, made of ¼” thick stock, with deep long fullers, signed on the ricasso “J. DREW & SON, 33 & 37 PICADILLY CIRCUS, W. AND 156 LEADENHALL ST. E.C.” Full “S” shaped reinforced nickel silver guard. Checkered ebony handle, with bird’s head pommel, with round nickel silver ball pommel. Original sewn and tube style leather sheath, with special spring release safety catch, in near mint condition. From the outstanding David Hayden-Wright English collection, who passed in 2006. This knife is described in and photo’d p. 277 of his book “THE HERITAGE OF ENGLISH KNIVES,” published in 2007. Probably made by J. Rodgers & Co. in Sheffield.


LAYAWAY: Layaway options are available. An initial deposit is required. Contact the gallery directly about layaway options: email - studio@farinafinearts.com. Knives must be purchased in full in 90 days.  Thereafter we will put the knife back up for sale. You can a deposit via Zelle: (617) 470-8862 (Paul Farina), PayPal: studio@farinafinearts.com or Credit Card: Please call our manager, Ashley Childs at (406) 624-8335.


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RETURN POLICY: Please contact us within three days of receipt for a refund of the cost of the knife: studio@farinafinearts.com. Shipping and insurance charges are not refundable. Returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee and credit card or PayPal processing fee. All items must be returned in the same exact condition as it was received and must be shipped fully insured via FedEx. Most custom knives are guaranteed by the makers we represent and most factory knives carry the manufacturer's warranty. We do not guarantee the durability of natural handle materials (such as bone, wood, pearl, etc...) or the reaction of any material to water and air (rust, oxidation, etc.)  If an item needs to be returned due to our error, we may offer a full refund at our discretion. Any condition visible in our product pictures is considered to be disclosed and does not constitute an error or omission on our part.