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Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife 6131

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Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« on: March 11, 2009, 04:37:26 AM »
Was looking for some vintage SAKs at a local knife shop and came across this:

http://www.srknives.com/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=239



I'm not planning on buying it, but it looked like a collector's item so I thought I'd share it here.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2009, 05:13:46 AM by bingofuel »
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Re: Sheffield 1-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 04:50:52 AM »
There was a time when the I-XL mark meant a quality hardworking blade.Could the shop people give you any idea of the date of manufacture?

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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 10:20:12 AM »
Looks very similar to the wartime BAK's :)

Nab it if you want a knife stronger than a Strider :D

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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 04:42:47 PM »
Its not a sailors knife it an army knife.

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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 06:09:03 PM »
I used to have the Buck version and loved it.  I lost it unfortunately.   Used to carry it a fair bit when my kids were young.  It came in really handy when they were learning to tie their shoe laces. :)
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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 07:11:55 PM »
The staff did not have any idea when it was made.  Unfortunately it was already sold when I called today - apparently it is heading back to its alma mater England.  On the bright side, the store supposedly just received a 1928 Wenger  :drool: - pics to follow in another post.
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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 11:39:14 PM »
I used to have the Buck version and loved it.  I lost it unfortunately.   Used to carry it a fair bit when my kids were young.  It came in really handy when they were learning to tie their shoe laces. :)

I still have my Buck Yachtsman #315 with Nickel Silver Bolsters. Those were nice knives that's for sure, too bad they quit making them.

Mike

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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 06:39:35 PM »
   Since I collect knives, I have seen these before. It is called either a rope knife or a rigging knife.The original IXL was made by Geo. Wostenholm co. 1891-1971. The big long thing on side was called a marlin spike for loosening the knots on ship ropes.
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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 06:55:33 PM »
If it is like the one I used to have,  you could lock the marlinspike (sort of) by pushing the bail back.


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Re: Sheffield I-XL Wostenholm Sailor's knife
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 08:17:27 PM »
When I worked offshore we called any knife a "rope wrench".

Mike

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