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Knife Collection

Background imageKnife Collection: Bookbinding Tools 1875

Bookbinding Tools 1875
Various tools used in bookbinding, including a pair of compasses, a mallet, presses, a knife, a set square, needle and thread, and a gouge

Background imageKnife Collection: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish Baroque painter. The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Background imageKnife Collection: Leather making and tannery tools

Leather making and tannery tools
Various tools used in tannery and leather making, including a knife, pincers and a hook

Background imageKnife Collection: Various coopers tools

Various coopers tools
Various tools used by a cooper or barrel maker, including mallets, a hammer, a hatchet and a knife

Background imageKnife Collection: Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card

Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card
An owl and three foxes carrying a roast bird, cutlery and holly through the snow on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKnife Collection: Enraged Musician / Hogarth

Enraged Musician / Hogarth
THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN A ballad singer, a screeching parrot, a piper, a drummer, a barking dog, a knife grinder, fighting cats and other noises disturb his violin practice

Background imageKnife Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageKnife Collection: Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer

Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer
Various tools used by a saddler and upholsterer, including pliers, pincers, skewers, needles and a knife

Background imageKnife Collection: In a Butchers Shop

In a Butchers Shop
THE MAN OF TASTE - a butchers customer orders two ounces of Boiled Beef, Cut with a Ham y Knife to give it a Relish

Background imageKnife Collection: LADY MACBETH & DAGGERS

LADY MACBETH & DAGGERS
Macbeth, Act II, Scene ii Lady Macbeth: "give me the daggers..." Date: 1925

Background imageKnife Collection: Stripping the bark from the barkcloth tree, Uganda

Stripping the bark from the barkcloth tree, Uganda. Barkcloth making is an ancient craft of the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in southern Uganda

Background imageKnife Collection: Deep sea diver at work

Deep sea diver at work
A deep sea diver at work, assisted by a colleague. 1965

Background imageKnife Collection: St Bartholomew Apostle

St Bartholomew Apostle
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE in the background you can see him being flayed alive : and in the foreground he is carrying not only his skin but the knife which removed it

Background imageKnife Collection: Street Trade / Grinder

Street Trade / Grinder
A grinderx sharpens a knife in Whitehall, London

Background imageKnife Collection: Monk Copyists

Monk Copyists
John Mielot, author of Miracles de Notre Dame using a quill and a scraping knife in a monestary library

Background imageKnife Collection: Castration 17th Century

Castration 17th Century
A fearful patient is restrained on a low couch and castrated

Background imageKnife Collection: Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s

Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s
Various machines from the late 19th Century early 20th century, advertised in The Ironmonger Diary and Text Book, for Follows & Bates in Manchester. Circa 1900

Background imageKnife Collection: Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook

Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook
Scene at the wedding reception of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook, performers in the Pelissier Follies. The wedding took place at Finchley Parish Church, north London

Background imageKnife Collection: The Not Forgotten Royal Tea Party, 1937

The Not Forgotten Royal Tea Party, 1937
Cutting the cake for wounded soldiers at Buckingham Palace: Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth attend the Not Forgotten Tea Party at the Royal Riding School at Buckingham Palace

Background imageKnife Collection: Wartime cuisine - fish and chips

Wartime cuisine - fish and chips
Wartime rashioning during the Second World War. A plate of steak and veg is a dream, but at least there is still fish and chips to keep the spirits up and the bellies full! Date: circa early 1940s

Background imageKnife Collection: Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast

Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast
A traditional Cornish Hog Roast, cooking on a spit in a wonderful old fireplace, about to be attacked by the pub Landlord Les Rowe

Background imageKnife Collection: Inuit Seal Hunting (2 / 5)

Inuit Seal Hunting (2 / 5)
An Inuit seal hunter. He has cut a hole in the pack ice and dropped a baited line through the hole. He has placed a small square of fur on the ground to form a warm seat whilst he waits for a passing

Background imageKnife Collection: Canada - Ojibwa Girl cleaning the catch

Canada - Ojibwa Girl cleaning the catch
The Ojibwa is the largest group of Native American peoples north of Mexico. They are equally divided between the United States and Canada

Background imageKnife Collection: Fishermen by the sea with lobster / crab pots

Fishermen by the sea with lobster / crab pots
Fishermen with their pots and nets. Watercolour Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageKnife Collection: Britannia and Cetewayo

Britannia and Cetewayo
Retribution : Britannia seizes the Zulu chief Cetewayo round the neck, in a landscape dominated by the dead bodies of both British soldiers and Zulus

Background imageKnife Collection: Surgical Instruments / C18

Surgical Instruments / C18
Variety of surgical instruments

Background imageKnife Collection: Saddler at Work C. 1800

Saddler at Work C. 1800
A saddler, in apron, works at a bench. Various tools can be seen in his workshop including a round paring knife

Background imageKnife Collection: Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution
A knife-grinder, a milkmaid, dogs, beggars, musicians, a coalman, and a dustman, a postboy with his horn and a child with her rattle - noise pollution in the 18th century

Background imageKnife Collection: A London knife grinder on the street

A London knife grinder on the street
A London knife grinder at work on the street

Background imageKnife Collection: Soldiers of Linhares, Brazil, in uniform

Soldiers of Linhares, Brazil, in uniform.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageKnife Collection: Borwicks Prize Medal Knife Powder

Borwicks Prize Medal Knife Powder
A tin of knife polish

Background imageKnife Collection: Cretan Military Leader

Cretan Military Leader
A Greek Cretan patriot

Background imageKnife Collection: G Clemenceau / Barrere 06

G Clemenceau / Barrere 06
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU French statesman depicted as a butcher " in the exercise of his ministry"

Background imageKnife Collection: Large Boy Eats Large Pie

Large Boy Eats Large Pie
A plump boy puts all his strength into eating a pie

Background imageKnife Collection: Assassination of Lincoln

Assassination of Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth prepares to shoot the US President Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theatre, Washington. Lincoln died of the gunshot wound on the morning of 15 April

Background imageKnife Collection: Burying the Hatchet

Burying the Hatchet
A terrible accident during a street circus act where a knife-thrower misjudges his aim and hits his woman assistant in the head with his throwing hatchet

Background imageKnife Collection: Cat and kitten with pudding on a cutout Christmas card

Cat and kitten with pudding on a cutout Christmas card
Black cat and kitten with pudding on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKnife Collection: Children with large pudding on a Christmas card

Children with large pudding on a Christmas card
Children attacking a large pudding on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKnife Collection: Interior of French Cutlery Factory, Thiers - Knife Grinders

Interior of French Cutlery Factory, Thiers - Knife Grinders
Interior of French Cutlery Factory (Coutellerie), Thiers, France - Knife Grinders (Emouleurs). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageKnife Collection: Comic postcard, accident with bacon slicer Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, accident with bacon slicer Date: 20th century

Background imageKnife Collection: Tools of the Australian aborigines

Tools of the Australian aborigines
Tools and weapons of the Australian aborigines. Drinking vessel made of dulse leaf 1, stone knife 2, basket for shells 3, basket 4, shell necklace 5, spears 6-9, wooden sword 10, 12, shield 13

Background imageKnife Collection: Ornaments and weapons of the Island Carib or Kalinago people

Ornaments and weapons of the Island Carib or Kalinago people
Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including necklace, headdress, earrings, and weapons, bow, arrow and knife

Background imageKnife Collection: Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives

Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives. 19th century

Background imageKnife Collection: Siebe Gorman steel bladed diver's knife

Siebe Gorman steel bladed diver's knife with bronze scabbard

Background imageKnife Collection: Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender

Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender. Folding spoon and case, dress sword, silver-hilted broadsword, silver goblet, travelling (folding) knife, fork and spoon, shield, sporran, dirk

Background imageKnife Collection: Cartoon, Louis Engel and Alexander Henderson

Cartoon, Louis Engel and Alexander Henderson
Cartoon, Mr Louis Engel (musician and music critic) and Mr Alexander Henderson (theatre owner and director) - I ll have my bond! (A reference to Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.) 1885

Background imageKnife Collection: Egyptian statue of the goddess Isis with throne headdress

Egyptian statue of the goddess Isis with throne headdress, in hard black stone with yellow spots. Copperplate engraving by Giacomo Bossi after an illustration by D. A

Background imageKnife Collection: Maori tools and weapons with elaborate carving

Maori tools and weapons with elaborate carving: axe, fish knife, and box. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World



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