Vintage Heavy Duty Pruning Knife (Hale Brothers Ltd)
Vintage Heavy Duty Pruning Knife (Hale Brothers Ltd)

Vintage Heavy Duty Pruning Knife (Hale Brothers Ltd)

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Heavy vintage pruning knife. Marked with makers mark 'Hale Brothers Ltd Sheffield'. Condition very good. Handle is very substantial with the iron blade sandwiched between the riveted wood.

  • Makers mark: Hale Brothers Ltd Sheffield
    • Made by Hale Brothers owned and run by the brothers  John Thomas Hale (1853-1919) and Samuel Stafford Hale (1855-1948), who were the sons of John Hale, a fender manufacturer in Shalesmoor.  In the 1880s, Hale Bros was at Allen Street, then Moorfield Works, Smithfield/Snow Lane, as makers of table and pen and pocket knives, files, horse-clipping shears, scrapers, and horse-singeing lamps (for removing hair on a horse).  Apparently, its earliest trade mark – dating from 1791 – was ‘650’, associated with William Hale.  However, Hale Bros made more use of the horse’s head mark (granted 1842) of George Deakin – also a seller of cutlery and singeing lamps. 
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Length: approximately 23cm
  • Not for sale to persons under 18 years old

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