This very nice set of crested 11+1 pistol handled knives were made in Sheffield in 1784 by Robert Trickett and measure 10 1/8 inches in length, they have their original scimitar shaped blades and are crested to the handles with a rearing horse and an arrow in its chest, they have an acanthus leaf to the base of the handle and are marked in varying degrees of clarity to the handles with the makers mark, date letter, lion passant and the incuse head duty mark. The other knife has a slightly different pattern to the handle and is marked with the makers mark of TS and the lion passant but has the same shaped blade and is the same length. The blades are all original (some staining and a couple of small rust spots) and the handles are all good with no splits or holes. A very nice set of period knives in very good condition and becoming very difficult to find nowadays.
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