Taylor’s Eye Witness Hunting, Sporting and Utility Knives

Taylor's Eye Witness Factory Sheffield England 1800s
This is a visual guide to the hunting knives produced by Taylor’s Eye Witness of Sheffield England. Taylor's was established in 1838. They were located on Milton Street in Sheffield England. I am not sure of the date of the catalog these were featured in but judging by the pictures and type-style I would estimate sometime in the 1950’s or earlier. Taylor's was one of the finest cutlers of their time and produced a wide variety of products. Their catalog included table ware, shaving razors, pocket knives, fixed blade hunting and fishing knives, scissors, butcher supplies and “office” knives. A lot of these blades also saw military use in WWI as well as WWII as combat/ fighting knives. The model 3996 & 3997 dagger was also known as a commando knife.
Antique Taylor Eye Witness Sheffield England Stag Handle Bowie Hunting Knife
Taylor Eye Witness Stag Handle Bowie Knife
   Today these knives are highly sought after collector’s items. I currently own a couple of the pocket knives. The folding knives I have are of exceptional quality, fit and finish are noticeably well done. One I have is WWII era model 3060 British Army Navy Sailors Knife w/ marlin hook that is built like a tank. I have yet to come across any of the fixed blade sheath knives. I have honestly never seen one outside of this catalog. I am sure they are out there but probably scarce and just out of my price range! UPDATE: Just found the beautiful stag handle Bowie pictured here!
Taylor’s Eye Witness, Sheffield Fixed Blade Hunting and Sheath Knives
Taylors Eye Witness hunting knife selections including- 3” 4”, 5” and 6” blade models. Handle materials included stacked leather handle, stag horn/ antler, and “black and brass” model 3708 featured a bottle opener guard. Featured are model numbers- 3604, 3605, 3666, 3701, 3702, 3706, 3707, 3708, 3821, 3820, 3992, 3991 and 3910 

Taylor's Eye Witness Knives Fixed Blade Hunting Fishing Bowies Daggers etc
Taylors Eye Witness hunting knife selections including- floating fishing knife with cork handle and plastic sheath, Bowie type knives, large stacked leather hunting knives, daggers, utility and fighting knives. Models featured include— 4013, 4000, 3530 (4/5/6 inch blades), 3710, 3947 (with 5”, 6”, &” and 8” blades), 3948, 3996, 3997, 3444 (rosewood handle), and 3700. Also shown is the 1925 Yachting Set in leather sheath featuring a 3 ½ inch blade made of Molybdenum Stainless Steel. This yachting/ boat knife was intended for saltwater use and included a 4” inch marlins spike.
Taylor's Eyewitness Sportsman's Knives Folding Knives
Taylor's Eye Witness Sporting, Fishing, Yacht and Army Knives- model numbers 4475, 4467 nickel silver, 1003 Scout, 4189, 4053 4.5 in. stag lock blade, 4528 stainless, 4529 Yacht, 2444 Fisherman stainless, 3060 British Army Navy Sailors Knife w/ marlin hook, black checkered handle
Taylor's Eye Witness Model 3996 Fixed Blade Commando / Combat Dagger WWII
Taylor's Eye Witness Model 3996 Fixed Blade Commando / Combat Dagger Blade appears longer on this example than the 6" standard listed above.

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