Antique Joseph Rodgers dagger

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kwackster
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Antique Joseph Rodgers dagger

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Dagger marked Joseph Rodgers Cutlers to their Majesties

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Re: Antique Joseph Rodgers dagger

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is the handel wood or bone ???

i have some pipe knives by ROGERS is this the same company ???
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I'll bet the handle scales are ivory.
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Very nice knife! Handles are ivory.
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Re: Antique Joseph Rodgers dagger

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A Joseph Rodgers knife using the words "their majesties" on it's blade means that it was made somewhere between 1840 and 1901.

Two options:

- Cutlers to their majesties 1840 - 1861
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha until the Prince's death in 1861.

- Cutlers to their majesties 1861- 1901 (22 January 1901)
Queen Victoria the old queen never removing Albert's name from their reign.

My educated guess is that knives with ivory handle slabs & integral ivory pommels like this one would have preceded later versions with pommels made from polished steel.
But when exactly that supposed change came about i don't know.

The dagger in the pics belongs to a knife friend of mine, i just took a few quick snapshots when he visited me a few days ago.
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