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.

UNKNOWN MAKER. SHEFFIELD. "LARGE STAG CLIP POINT".

See details in FOLDERS.

Mint, unused condition. £225 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD ONTARIO KNIVES. USA. "BAGWELL BOWIE".

Discontinued and much sought after in the USA.

Please email for details.

Mint condition.

SALE PENDING. SHEFFIELD MAKER. "FOLDING BOWIE".

Another folding bowie, this time simply marked "Made in Sheffield - England" and despite some research, I cannot locate the actual Maker.

The handle scales seem to be stag in appearance but I believe are actually dyed Bone ? The blade is 7-1/4 inches open and the knife is 8-1/2 inches closed. Complete with its original black leather sheath. This came to me as part of a collection, so I can offer it at a very attractive price.   Mint, unused condition. New Price: £175 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD LINDER. GERMANY. "FOLDING BOWIE".

Wow! What a stunning knife. Folding bowies are not a new design but they are so hard to make well, that many manufacturers do not try. This is solid German engineering at its best from this now, sadly defunct, brand. With premium matching Sambar Stag scales, this knife locks closed as well as open, with a folding s/steel guard. The blade shows a few light scratches but appears to be completely unused. Blade closed: 10.5 cm. Open:19cm. Total length closed: 22cm. Total length open: 31cm. Complete with original brown leather sheath, also in excellent condition.  Excellent, unused condition. 

SOLD COLD STEEL. USA. "TRAILMASTER".

This is an early example of this very impressive knife, with the 'Ventura, Calif.' logo and when they were made in Japan. It could be argued that this is the knife that got the Cold Steel 'Bandwagon' rolling as Lynn Thompson, the owner, made some 'outrageous' claims at the time for this knife and its Carbon V steel ( most of which were backed up by fact ). Blade: 9-1/2 inches. Oal: 14-1/2 inches.Complete with original cordura sheath. After further research, I have found that this particular knife is a

1st.Gen.#16JS from the late 1980's-early 1990's and the steel's stainless.

Mint condition. 

JANUARY SALE: £175 inc. UK p&p.

COLT. SHEFFIELD. UK. "TRAILBLAZER".

A very rare find, these knives were made in Sheffield, in the 1970's, for the Gunmaker Colt, USA. Part of a range of models called the Wilderness Line, this is an integral knife (blade & guard from one piece of steel) with a through tang, secured by a brass nut, with thong hole. Drop forged from carbon steel with a mirror finish, this is a substantial knife (8mm at the guard, tapering to a nice point) and in excellent condition for its age - I assume it has just been in a Collection. Not too disimilar in design to the Wilkinson Sword Commercial Type D knife, from the same 1970's period. Blade:7 inches. Oal: 12 inches. 

Nr. Mint, unused condition. NEW PRICE: £195 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD REG COOPER. SHEFFIELD. "10 inch BOWIE".

A Hand Made Bowie from one of Sheffield's last 'Little Mesters'. By my reckoning, Reg is now 89 years young and probably not making knives anymore (?) so this is a rare opportunity to add to your collection a Bowie from one of Sheffields 'great names' - who has even made a Bowie for Sylvester Stallone ( who apparently has a great knife collection himself ). Make no mistake, this is a substantial (!!) Bowie in looks and weight. With an overall length of nearly 16 inches and a weight of 2-1/2 lbs ! Brass furniture with a black Buffalo handle and a fileworked tang, this is probably Reg's Signature piece. Complete with original black leather sheath ( which shows the one or two light storage marks ).

Mint, unused condition. 

                            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 SADLY DECEASED. Rest in Peace.                        

                                                                                                             

                         

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

MIDDLETON BROS. UK

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email:  

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14/07/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & STALKING.

07/07/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, STALKING & RANDALL MADE.

30/06/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & RANDALL MADE.

23/06/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

16/06/2024

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & STALKING.

09/06/2024

ALAN WOOD knives added in STALKING plus a very rare knife added in BUSHCRAFT.

02/06/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & STALKING.

26/05/2024

Back home from 'Coutellia' in Thiers, France. Billed as the biggest Knife Show in the world - and they just might be right !

New knives added next week.

05/05/2024

Two Classics added in BUSHCRAFT.

28/04/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & HIGH END KNIVES, including knives from Tony & Reese Bose.

21/04/2024

Knives added in HIGH-END FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

14/04/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

07/04/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

31/03/2024

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT

24/03/2024

RM/SWC Bushcraft Bonanza !

17/03/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

10/03/2024

No knives added this week as I have been travelling to see my mother, who is 95 and still going strong !

03/03/2024

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

25/02/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

19/02/2024

Knives added in HUNTING.

11/02/2024

Two rare and unique knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

04/02/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

JANUARY SALE extended until 18/02/2024.

28/01/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

21/01/2024

Stunning stag handled knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

14/01/2024

More knives added to my JANUARY SALE, along with further reductions on some knives.

07/01/2024

Various knives in all Sections reduced in my JANUARY SALE. Hope you may find something to tempt you !

31/12/2023

Wishing everyone a Very Happy & Healthy New Year.

January Sale on selected knives starting 7/1/2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          In Memoriam

23/11/2020

TONY BOSE. USA.

A true Legend. I am proud to have known and met him. The Knifemaking world is a lesser place without him.

15/12/2016

STEPHEN WADE COX - A terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP