BOWIE KNIVES

I know there is a lot of interest in this very popular style of knife and, whenever I acquire them, I intend to offer excellent quality knives (both Sheffield & Custom made) capable of enhancing any Collection.

J. ROGERS & SONS. NORFOLK ST.

SOLD JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS. "CLIP POINT BOWIE".

To introduce this new section, what could be more appropriate than an example from one of the most famous Bowie makers of all time     (George Wolstenholm may have conquered the American West but Joseph Rogers certainly took care of the rest of the World !). This genuine 19th Century antique knife is in very good condition for it's age and unusually, as these often get lost over the passage of time, has the original sheath with it, which is also in very good condition and complete ( the nickel silver 'tip' and/or belt loop on these sheaths often is missing ). The only 'downside' is the condition of the blade which is probably the result of being kept in it's sheath over the many years. The 'upside', other than the scarcity of these knives, is that it has the much desired "No.6 Norfolk St." address. The n/silver scalloped guard is still nice and tight and the stag is very nicely matched. All in all, you would have to look long and hard to find a nicer example. Blade: 6" Oal: 10".    Very good Cond. 

J. NOWILL & SONS. SHEFFIELD. "19th.C. GARTER KNIFE ?"

please email for details.

RORY CONNER. IRE. "CLIP POINT BOWIE".

details added asap. Mint condition. £275 inc. UK p&p

BONES. UK. "RECURVE BOWIE". 10" blade. spec. to follow.

Commission sale. £350 inc. UK p&p.

                            MIDDLETON BROS. SHEFFIELD

I have taken the history of these two makers from their (now discontinued) catalogue.

 

"There have been Middletons Grinding, Finishing and making knives since the early 1800's.

After being a bound apprentice working for his uncle Thomas Middleton, living in the family home on the premises of George Wolstenholme's works, Joseph Edwin Middleton set up business on his own account doing out work for most of the large cutlery firms in Sheffield, as was the usual practice.

In 1888 when his sons were old enough, he set up 'Joseph Edwin Middleton & Sons'. His oldest son, also called Joseph Edwin was the grandfather of Ron and Roy.

The last Joseph Edwin Middleton was killed in France in 1918. His youngest son George, had two sons. Ron and Roy who still make high quality knives to this day. Ron started in 1946 and Roy in 1950".

 

                     NOW RETIRED FROM KNIFEMAKING !                                                                                                                                           

                         

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J. E. MIDDLETON & Sons. " EAGLE HEAD".

LION BOWIE SOLD

please email for details. SALE price - £200 inc. UK p&p

J. E. MIDDLETON & Sons.

Please email for details. £200 each inc. UK p&p

SOLD J.E.MIDDLETON & SONS. "IRON MISTRESS" Stunning knife !

SOLD  R&R MIDDLETON BROS. "S-GUARD BOWIE".

It is with some sadness to have to say that these two, fine gentlemen have now retired from knifemaking. I met Ron at a Show recently where he informed me that this was his last show and he was no longer making knives ( Roy has not made knives for a while now, due to illness ). This really is the end of an era ! Had I known this was their last show, I would have taken more money and bought more knives. As it was, I bought this lovely Bowie from the few knives he had left to sell. A classic blade, mirror polished ( excuse the reflections shown in the photo) with nice swedges, nickel silver "S" guard and a very comfortable (vintage) stag handle, that would appear to have been "earmarked" for a carving set in the past. Set off by a very nicely made circular, brass end cap.

This is a lovely example of their work and if I did not already have a Middleton in my collection, I would be keeping this !  

Blade: 9 1/2" Oal:14". New, direct from Maker. 

MIDDLETON BROS. UK

SOLD MIDDLETON BROS. "HORSE HEAD BOWIE".  A lovely example of the  "Horse Head" pommel Bowie by Ron and Roy. The pommel is cast in nickel silver and fitted to an excellent quality stag handle, which has a natural flow to it, making it very comfortable to hold. A traditional 'scalloped' guard is also made of n/s. The carbon steel blade - 9 1/2"length - has a very pronounced clip with a long swedge. Oal. 15". Complete with a simple leather sheath by makers.

Brand new, direct from Maker.

SOLD GEORGE WORSTENHOLM " CALIFORNIA KNIFE".

A stunning example of this particular knife. This is one of the numbered versions made in the 1960's-'70's and numbered 353/1000, although I believe I am correct in saying that the Wostenholm company ceased trading well before the 1000 run was complete. (Please do not confuse this knife with the modern day versions still available to buy from Sheffield - or even the version that was offered for sale  around ten years ago. I have seen these knives "mistakenly" offered for sale as genuine 19thC. knives ! ). The 9 1/4" blade is in near mint condition, with all the stampings crisp and the gold lettering still intact. The sambar stag is of very nice quality. I do not have the presentation case that I believe came with these knives but there are various Sheffield retailers selling cases that I'm sure would fit this knife. I will include a very nice sheepskin padded 'zip-case' with the knife.

The sale is for the knife only - not the vintage display items.

Superb condition. 

SOLD W. RODGERS "I CUT MY WAY" BOWIES ( 6" + 8" blade length )

A very rare opportunity to acquire two Bowies from the 1960's in just the same condition they would have been in all those years ago, complete with original boxes. They are basically "NOS" (new, old stock). These knives were made in 6", 8" and 10" blade lengths, with the 6" being the more common and the 8" the rarest.

Hand forged, as stamped on the blade, by Sheffield craftsmen from another era, the quality of these knives should not be confused with modern day offerings !!

SOLD PUMA. GERMANY. "ORIGINAL PUMA-BOWIE". 1973 manufacture.

Simply the nicest Bowie I have seen from Puma. As seems to be the case more often than not, these "vintage" Puma knives just ooze

quality and this has wonderfully matched Sambar stag and is in my favourite 'Pumaster' carbon steel. This knife has come out of a collection and you would wait a long time to find a better example. Unfortunately, although it has the original yellow & green box, it is missing the felt inlay and guarantee booklet. (I have reflected this in the price).  Blade: 6 1/2" Oal:11" Mint condition. 

AL MAR USA

SOLD AL MAR KNIVES "ALASKAN BOWIE".  As Bowie knives go, this one is a 'Monster' ! Appropriately named after the largest State in America, this is a very impressive knife. Now out of production, this Al Mar knife that is rarely seen for sale and would be the 'Star' of any collection. The knife is in mint, unused condition although the sheath shows a few light 'marks'. A full 12" blade, with lovely grinds, gives a complete length of 17".  Mint condition. 

Our address:

PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FOR ANY ENQUIRIES & SALES.

email:  

colindcooper@gmail.com

     NEWS & UPDATES

     IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

  Due to the ever increasing interest in this website, I find myself struggling to answer queries & emails as promptly as I would like. Because this is still a part-time venture and I like to offer a personal, one on one service, time is sometimes an issue - so please accept my apologies in advance for any delays in replying. I will reply as soon as possible and, as always, strive to offer a professional service. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and custom.

 

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14/04/2019

Finally settled in our new home ( although still surrounded by unopened boxes ! ) and have worked my way through most of the 100&1 things that come with moving house. Now in the process of replying to emails and enquiries and hope to have new knives up for sale soon.

Thank you again, one and all, for your patience.

 

 IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE.

From Thursday 28th March, due to moving house, it will not be possible to contact me for a while. I hope to be re-connected and "up and running" asap.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

 

 

 

24/03/2019

New knife from Tom Weldon in HUNTING.

Stunning knife from the Legendary Tony Bose in

HIGH END FOLDERS.

10/03/2019

CRK added in HIGH END plus a very nice Ltd.Ed. in FOLDERS.

03/03/2019

Stunning knives added in HIGH END & UTILITY

 

24/02/2019

Randall Knives added in UTILITY & OMEGA added in LUXURY WATCHES.

20/02/2019

Knives added in HIGH END, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

17/02/2019

Traditional knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

Coming soon - RANDALL #1 Collection + rare Rob Bayley knives.

13/02/2019

TAKEDA (Japan) knife added in HUNTING

11/02/2019

Adding knives and spec. has been a little "hit & miss" of late due to the fact I am in the process of moving house, coupled with an increase in enquiries. I appreciate your patience as I have some great knives to add. Thank you.

 

07/02/2019

Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY

 

30/01/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT

13/01/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS

10/01/2019

Two lovely vintage PUMA WAIDBLATT added in UTILITY.

06/01/2019

Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT

 

01/01/2019

January Sales !

Throughout January, I will be reducing the price on certain items in all CATEGORIES.

Stop by on a regular basis and see if you are tempted?

A very Happy & Prosperous New Year to everyone !

 

30/12/2018

Glycine Automatic  added in LUXURY WATCHES.

 

23/12/2018

May I thank all my customers for your continued custom (& friendship) throughout this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to offering more quality knives in 2019.

Thank you one and all !

 

19/12/2018

Mr. Itou drop point added in HUNTING

16/12/2018

A nice selection of knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email in the meantime. Thank you.

 

09/12/2018

Knives added in HIGH END Folders, FOLDERS and a 

BUSHCRAFT BONANZA !!!

 

03/12/2018

Knives added in Hunting & Bushcraft.

Enjoy.

 

28/11/2018

Woodlore profile added in BUSHCRAFT

BREMONT watch added in LUXURY WATCHES.

Knives added in HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

NEW MAKER Profile added.

25/11/2018

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

 

19/11/2018

Damascus Hunter added in HUNTING.

Price reduction in HIGH END FOLDERS

18/11/2016

Two knives from the Belgium Show added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

Enjoy.

16/11/2018

It's been quiet on here of late as I have been over in Belgium, at the Belgium Knife Show, Gembloux.

A great show with excellent makers. Bought some superb knives which will appear on the site over the coming weeks.  :-)

Busy now replying to emails.

Thanks for your patience.

 

05/11/2018

New knives added in Bushcraft.

 

24/10/2018

Superb PAUL MASON knife added in HIGH END KNIVES

Joel Chamblin knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS.

22/10/2018

NEW KNIVES ADDED IN 

BOWIES.

 

14/10/2018

Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

10/10/2018

Really busy dealing with customer's orders - but will be putting new knives up asap !

 

30/09/2018

Lots of knives to be added this week, starting with FOLDERS & BOWIE KNIVES.

 

26/09/2018

A lovely Glycine Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.

24/09/2018

Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and concerns. Feeling better each and every day and still busy catching up on emails & enquiries - but I have some lovely knives ready to go up for sale, starting with a stunning knife from Alan Wood in UTILITY. 

Thanks for your patience.

 

16/09/2018

I must offer my sincere apologies to anyone who travelled to the Midland expecting to meet me there.

Unfortunately, I was admitted into hospital last Thursday as an emergency and was not discharged until Sunday. Still feeling less than 100% but happy to be back home although sad I missed the Game Fair.

Sorry again to anyone who had a wasted journey.

ps.

Thank you to a still wonderful NHS for looking after me.

 

09/09/2018

Two very hard to find knives in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

         Busy getting ready for the Midland Game Fair ( see Show calendar for details ).

Looking forward to seeing customers old & new there.

Have a safe journey.

 

04/09/2018

Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

02/09/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

 

19/08/2018

Knives added in FOLDERS & a stunning Jerry Fisk in HIGH END Knives.

 

15/08/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.

Enjoy !

 

12/08/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.

Thank you.

 

06/08/2018

A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.

 

31/08/2018

Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT

29/07/2018

Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.

Enjoy.

 

23/07/2018

Knives added in CLEARANCE

 

17/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY

16/07/2018

SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING

 

10/07/2018

Alan Wood added in HUNTING.

08/07/2018

More knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT

ENJOY.

 

01/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT. Details to be added asap.

 

27/06/2018

Wow ! Back home from a really busy KnivesUK Show. Lovely to meet up with customers old & new - hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Picked up a LOT of knives, which will be appearing over the next few weeks. Stay Tuned !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP