Absolutely stunning and extremelly rare custom hand made Bowie Knife by the famous English Shotgun and Rifle Maker Holland & Holland of London England.
Holland & Holland of London 150 year anniversary commemorative issue Bowie knife.
Made to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of Holland & Holland gun and rifle makers and according to H&H records, 1/1500.
It has a classic Bowie blade of approx 6 1/4" length , hand engraved with HOLLAND & HOLLAND on the blade.
The handle is made from dark Rosewood and the serial number engraved at the hilt of the blade is no. 1143
It is cased in the original black leatherette case, lined in dark green felt with the Holland & Holland Makers label.
Highly collectible with these coming up very rarely.
Made for the famous London gunmaking firm of Holland & Holland, in around the 1960'-70s .
The knife was likely made in Sheffield England and follows the Bowie pattern of William Rodgers or IXL Wolstonholm but cannot be sure of the British maker commissioned to make these special limited edition knives and although it has been verified by H&H, they could not tell us the actual maker as the records and serial numbers they keep only apply to the Firearms they produce.
In overall beautiful condition for its age of approx 50 years old with minimal light storage and handling marks
It has never been used or sharpened. The blade measures approximately 6 1/4 inches,with rosewood handles and a nickle silver hilt. HOLLAND & HOLLAND is engraved on the blade. This was a limited edition series made for Holland & Holland and this knife has a serial number of 1143.
It comes with a hard case, fitted with brass plated latches and hinges. The case shows minimal handling and storage wear. Please see the photos for further descriptions.
This is a very rare opportunity to add a quality collectible knife from a highly respected English gunmaker to your collection and rarely available.
Internal reference :SOS70340