Two Blade Trapper
Knife. C. Johnson & Co Sheffield England
is one of a family of knives known collectively as jack knives. Strictly
defined, a jack knife is a slip joint folder with two blades that both open
from the same end of the handle.
trapper has master clip blade and the secondary spey blade. The most obvious
thing that distinguishes trappers from other jack knives is that a trapper has
equal length blades
nice trapper knife features jigged bone handles and nickel silver boslters and
was made by Christpher Jonhson & Co in Sheffield.
Johnson, who was born in Sheffield in about 1809, started his cutlery business
(according to a trade catalogue) in 1836. In 1868, another partner, John
Marshall, joined the business, and the title '& Co' was added. It was
converted into Ltd in 1939 and in 1955 it was bought by Wostenholm and the
factory was closed. The firm used as trade mark a flag enclosing its initials
The knife remains
in near mint conditions, blades are full and open and close properly. No damage
to note. 8,5 cm folded and 16 cm long when main blade is out.