Up for grabs is a very nice round knife signed W. Rose West Phila. William Rose started his company in 1798 making cavalry swords & sabers. By 1864 he was specializing in edged tools, knives, and trowels used by cavalry soldiers. They were deemed "the world's finest" due to their good steel. The knife is sharp and in great condition. There are a few tiny rust spots. Please see photos. The top of the knife has a gold band. Perhaps brass?