W.Mount & Son Sheffiel?

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W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?

Anyone here familiar with Sheffield maker W.Mount & Son ?
There doesn't seem to be much info about them on the internet, or i'm looking in the wrong places.
The knife itself is definitely a quality piece, with especially the handle construction being strikingly similar to my Wade & Butcher model.
My educated guess would be that the W.Mount & Son is from about the same time frame (1920's - 1930's), and was made with boy scouts and/or hunters in mind.







 
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AW: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?

Just finished with a bit of TLC and hand regrinding the blade to it's original full convex zero edge shape again.
Based on this i suspect it's also crucible steel (much more wear resistant than comparable German blades), and i wouldn't be surprised if the steel has a certain amount of tungsten carbides in it, or something similar.
It definitely wants to be sharp. (like reverse chest hair whittling sharp with an 800 grit SiC finish)











 

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On Bladeforums member Jack Black had this to say:

"The knife is one of the Sheffield 'Town Pattern's, made by hundreds of firms, and still made in Sheffield today. It is one of the patterns described in Sheffield as a 'Whittle-Tang Bowie'. Tens of thousands were sold to Boy Scouts, and so they were sometimes referred to as 'Scout Knives', with at least one early maker (Maleham & Yeoman) etching the blade 'Scouts Woodcraft Knife'. W.Mount also made Girl Guide Knives, a small folder with a Sheepsfoot blade and Marlin Spike, of which I have an example, but they seem to have been an obscure company."