Antique C 1900
Solid lever lock Stag Handled Cornillon Hunting Knife Navaja – Ignaz Rosler
interesting sturdy and solid French hunting folder is known as *Cornillon* and
has a curved single edged blade with an upwardly curved handle that tapers to a
point. Knife handles are curved because made from the solid end of stag horn
split or slotted to contain the blade. The tip of the horn covers the point of
the blade, the blade having been shaped to fit the natural curve of the horn.
measures 29 cm long closed and is nearly 46 cm long opened. The blade is plain
with a long false edge and features a ratchet type locking system, you have to
lift and pull forward the lever on the back of the knife to release the blade
once opened. Large steel shoulder spring.
wonderful hunting knife dates to the early 20th cent and is in great
condition, handles are not chipped, blade is excellent, few small stains, no
chips off the cutting edge, 100% full, nice sharp point. It is tang marked with
the maker’s mar for Ignaz Rosler & Sons.
(Ignaz Rosler & Sons Cutlery Works of Nixdorf, Bohemia 1794-1918.). it was one
of the first cutlery companies in Nixdorf in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before
WWI, Nixdorf was the 3rd most important source of foreign knives sold in the United
states, following Sheffield and Solingen