BUSHCRAFT KNIVES FOR SALE -

JONH NEEMAN. LATVIA.

Two superb knives from "John Neeman". The John Neeman Company

is now called "Northmen - Guild of Northern Master Craftsmen". These two knives are forged from German Silver steel, with Curly Birch handles and brass fittings. Complete with original sheaths. These knives have come out of a Collection and are in excellent, unused condition.

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Scandi Brother #2 (large size)

Blade:5" Oal: 10". Price - £350 inc. UK p&p

Finnish Puukko

Blade: 4-1/2" Oal: 9" Price - £380 inc. UK p&p

TIMBERLINE KNIVES. USA. "SURVIVAL HUNTER - 1980's".

Not to be confused with the modern Timberline 'Factory' knives, this 'Golden Oldie' is Custom all the way from the original Timberline knives. Named as Blade Magazine Knife of the Year in 1984, this is the earlier version with the hex bolts ( later versions had a screw slot, which could be undone with a Dime coin - I guess losing the Allen key meant you were, well, screwed !! ). This knife was made when the Rambo Hollow handle survival knives were all the rage and everyone was making their version. The three Guys at Timberline - Hardenbrook, Neeley & Sanders took a different approach to everyone else and kept a full tang, with all the "compass, fishing line, snares, etc." in the hollowed out micarta scales. The Allen key and Fire Steel are kept in the rear of the sheath. These knives are extremely well made and to find one in this unused condition is rare. Although no doubt a collector's item, this will work just as well as it was intended back when Jim Hardenbrook was still alive.

Blade: 3-1/2". Oal: 7-3/4". Whoever buys this will not be disappointed.

Mint, unused condition. £425 inc. UK p&p

SteveWadeCox (SWC Knives). "WOODLORE PROFILE".

A lovely example of Steve's superb knifemaking skills, showcasing just how much he is missed. This knife is not to be confused with the knives he made for Ray Mears. The steel (I'm assuming) is 01 carbon and the seller told me the wood is Cherry wood - which is really lovely - with red liners. The sheath has also been made by Steve. Blade: 4-1/4". Oal: 8-3/4".

Mint, unused condition. £725 inc. UK p&p. Commission sale.

SWC/RayMears. "BUSHCRAFT".

These knives were offered by Ray as an alternative to the long waiting list for the Woodlore knife made by Alan Wood - although by no means were they a "inferior" option as Steve's knives were every bit as well made as Alans. Since Steves untimely passing, these knives have become Collectors items, although they will still excell at Bushcraft as per their intended purpose. I have two examples for sale, the top knife is one of the earlier versions and handled in reclaimed IROKO wood. There was only a limited amount of this particular wood available and it eventually ran out. Ray & Steve then continued these knives but handled in English Oak, which carried on until Steve passed away.

Both of these knives are out of Collections but show one or two 'blemishes' on the 01 carbon steel blades, as can still happen despite the best of care and efforts. The Iroko wood knife has been expertly polished to minimize the effect of this while the Oak wood knife has been left "as is". Neither knives suffer too much from this. Both knives have the original sheaths and red boxes.

SOLD IROKO WOOD - unused condition. 

OAK WOOD - unused condition. £625 inc. UK p&p. Commission Sale

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "WHITTLER".

A lovely knife from Alan, very much in the spirit of classic Swedish Mora but much improved with a full tang, rather than the traditional stick tang. Made in 01 carbon steel, with a very attractive 'antique ivory' Micarta handle with s/steel fittings. Blade: 3-3/4". Oal: 7-3/4". Complete with simple brown leather pouch sheath.

Commission sale. Mint, as new condition. £340 inc. UK p&p

ALAN WOOD "AGED BIRD'S EYE MAPLE" Trio.

Alan told me he discovered, in his workshop, some Bird's Eye Maple long forgotten about. This wood has taken on a "Vintage" look and taking inspiration from that, Alan has continued that theme by 'ageing' the overall effect of this set of knives and fitting them with studded sheaths to complete the package. All knives are in 01 carbon steel, with brass fittings.

From the top -

Tamarack/MyBush : Blade: 4-3/8" Oal: 9-1/4".  £315 inc. UK p&p

Ute : Blade: 4" Oal: 8-1/8".  £285 inc. UK p&p

Artic Fox : Blade: 3-1/4" Oal: 7-3/8". £285 inc. UK p&p

All knives direct from Maker.

SOLD ROD GARCIA. "SKOOKUM BUSH TOOL".

Another example of these superb and iconic Bushcraft  knives by Rod Garcia. Made in collaboration with another Bushcraft 'Living Legend' Mors Kochanski, this knife is much sought after. This particular knife is unused and in premium 3V steel, which is a huge step up from the standard Bushcraft steel, 01 carbon. 

Blade: 3-7/8". Oal: 8-1/2". Brass fittings and dark green micarta.

Mint, unused condition.  £425 inc. UK p&p.  Commission sale.

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "WOODLANDER - 4 inch".

email for details. Mint, unused cond. £375 inc. UK p&p

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "WOODLANDER CLASSIC - 4 inch"

email for details. Mint, unused cond. £350 inc. UK p&p.

ALAN WOOD. "25yr. Anniversary Knives".

What an opportunity ! I recently acquired No.19 from Alan's Set of 25 Anniversary knives and have decided to also release from my own Collection the Prototype for this series of knives. This is the original knife Alan designed ( and tested ) before going ahead and making the small run of knives he named Pioneer, to celebrate his 25 years as a full time Knifemaker. He has since made other Pioneer knives but these are not to be confused with the originals, marked "Pioneer XXV-A2".

SOLD PIONEER - PROTOTYPE. Mint condition. Price on request

SOLD PIONEER - 19/25. Mint condition. Price on request

ALAN WOOD. "ARTIC FOX".

Another of this very popular model by Alan, fast becoming a favourite among my customers. This version is in Birds-Eye Maple (with a Danish Oil finish) and in the traditional 01 carbon steel. This is brand new from Alan and comes with his new design "Ambi" sheath, which allows it to be worn either R or L side with equal ease. Blade: 3.25" Oal: 7.5"

Brand new from Maker. £350 inc. UK p&p

SOLD PALL  KRISTJANSSON. ICELAND. 

I have to confess to not having heard of this Maker before, but a little research shows that he is extremely well revered in his native Iceland where he is actually listed on Tourist Information pamphlets as a 'must see' attraction. A knifemaker of 30 years standing, you can see his experience in this lovely knife as it has everything you need and nothing that you don't ! Made from a 3-layer laminated carbon blade and a handle of Reindeer, sandwiched between Buffalo horn, with a simple scrimshaw to add a little touch of class. As typical with this style of knife it comes complete with a very snug fitting sheath. All in all, a lovely package. Blade: 2-3/4" Oal: 7-1/8". 

Mint, unused condition. £275 inc. UK p&p

R.J. EVANS. "WOODLORE TRIBUTE". email for details.

£250 inc. UK p&p

SOLD WILKINSON SWORD. RAY MEARS BUSHCRAFT".

Not much is needed to be said about this well known classic Bushcraft knife made by Wilkinson Sword before this great firm folded.

Made to try and aleviate the huge demand for the Woodlore knife made by top UK maker, Alan Wood, these knives were more often than not used - rather than collected. This particular version, with the black micarta handle, has seen light use but is still in excellent condition. Since the demise of Wilkinson Sword, these knives are now much sought after and have become a collector's item in their own right. Complete with a RM leather sheath, with DCM & Fire stick pockets.  Excellent condition. £395 inc. UK p&p

EMK. USA. "BUSH HUNTER".

This model by Ed Martin Knives is his Bush Hunter - which is a 'crossover' Bushcraft - Hunter. A really nice design and this particular knife is set up for Bushcraft use with an excellent sheath, complete with 'ferro' rod and diamond sharpening stone. The 3 5/8" blade is from the highly regarded S35VN steel and the black micarta handle is of the 'hidden' tang variety, fastened with two s/s pins. Oal: 7 7/8". Ed's work is of a very high quality and whoever buys this knife will not be disappointed. Mint condition. £310 inc. UK p&p.

STUART MITCHELL "DEVAL BUSHCRAFT". please email for details.

SOLD ALAN WOOD "ARTIC FOX".

Another example of this very popular Bushcraft knife from Alan. This is a more 'deluxe' version with a polished Stag handle, set off by blue liners and brass bolts. ( these Bushcraft knives handled in stag are quite rare as suitable stag is hard for Alan to source ). The blade has also been given a very nice hand rubbed finish, which again is not often seen on this model. Complete with a brown leather pouch sheath, with Alan's logo. Altogether a superb package. 

MINT CONDITION. £395 inc. UK p&p

SWC UK

SOLD Stephen Wade Cox. "30yr. Anniversary Model".  

Chosen by Ray Mears - who held him in high esteem - to make his Bushcraft model, it is easy to forget that the late Steve Wade Cox had been an accomplised maker in his own right for many years - in fact, 30years! To celebrate this fact, Steve made a very limited edition of 30 numbered knives based on his very first knife. These extremely well made knives proved to be very popular and quickly sold out.

I have now acquired another of these very capable Bushcraft knives or, since Steve sadly passing away, a very desirable Collector's item.

Pre-owned in excellent condition. £POR

SOLD NORMARK "FISKARS - FINLAND. 1967"

A vintage knife from 1967, when the choice of knives was nowhere near as  great as today. These early Normarks however, garnered high praise for their edgeholding and razor sharpness and I have had customers who say they were the best knives they ever had !

Blade: 4 3/4" stainless. Oal: 9 1/4". Black "plastic" handle with brass fittings ( the guard shows some very light tarnish). Brown leather swivel sheath. Virtually as new condition ! 

SOLD ALAN WOOD "WOODLORE #06".

A real find ! One of the very early Woodlores, complete with original sheath, also made by Alan. Some of you will already know that when Ray first started offering these knives to the students on his Bushcraft courses ( which was the only way you could obtain this knife at the start of Ray's career ), Alan supplied both the knife and the sheath.

As demand for this knife grew and grew, Alan had to say that orders from his own customers did not leave him the time to supply both knife and sheath - hence the sheath was, and still is, outsourced.

What a lot of people don't know is that in the beginning, Ray & Alan came up with the notion of numbering these Woodloes knives.  As these knives were made infrequently ( to be sold only to those on Ray's courses ) and no definitive records were being kept, the numbering system became a little "confused" and the idea was dropped with only a few being numbered. Because of that, to find a numbered Woodlore is a rare find indeed !

A Star of anyone's Collection - or just as capable of being a great user with superb "bragging rights" !!

This knife has just come back from Alan where it received a little "TLC". Excellent condition. £POR.

SOLD RAY MEARS-ALAN WOOD "WOODLORE".

A knife that needs no introduction, this now Iconic Bushcraft knife was bought and used by it's owner and, no doubt, did not disappoint in performance. However, the owner found the original handle a little too "slim" in use and has therefore re-handled it in Irish Bog Oak ( I have to say, he has made a very good job of it ). Although this knife has been extensively used, it has not been abused but be aware that it shows signs of sharpening, etc. ( this in NOT a mint example! ). Good condition still and priced accordingly. 

Commission sale. £475 inc. UK p&p

SOLD DON REHMKE : "Bow Drill Survival Knife".

An American Maker who's work is rarely seen here in the UK, Don is no longer accepting new orders due to his backlog. This is his version of a survival knife, with a 4.5" blade of blued 01 steel (9.5" oal). The blade has a heavy duty tip for cutting a hole in a fireboard, while the green micarta scales has a divot to allow the handle to act as a bearing block for a bow drill. The kydex sheath has been designed to be held comfortably when used with a bow drill. All in all, a very well thought out design. The sheath also has a high quality shoulder strap, to allow another carry option.

Pre-owned but in "As New-unused" condition.

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "RUSTIC". A really lovely small knife from Alan's "Back Catalogue" ( I like that he still makes some of his earlier designs). This is a gorgeous looking knife with it's handle of 'polished' Reindeer antler, set off by red liners and s/s bolts. Made from 01 carbon steel ( what else ! ) the size of this knife would be great for wood carving and in the hands of the Bushcrafter, would get pretty much every job done apart from batoning wood. I recently sold one of these models that had a neck sheath and although this particular version has a belt sheath, it would be perfect for 'neck carry'. Blade: 2 5/8" Oal: 6 3/8"

Brand new direct from Alan. 

ALAN WOOD. UK

ALAN WOOD "TAMARACK X". 

This Bushcraft model is based on the exclusive design knife that Alan once made for Tamarack Outdoors, some years ago. Unfortunately, because of his extremely busy schedule, Alan could not supply Tamarack with these knives on a regular basis and as a result, these knives are quite scarce. However, Alan did recently make for them a 10yr. Anniversay model, in a limited edition of 10 numbered knives. These knives were a slightly scaled down version of the original design. I have acquired direct from Alan, three examples of a standard (non-numbered) version of this design. All are made from 1/8" 01 carbon steel, with a blade length of 3 3/4"  and oal. of 8".

This is a great design which will take care of most of your Bushcraft needs, with the bonus of having a thin enough blade for food prep.

SOLDTop : Rosewood handle

SOLDMiddle : Pere David Antler

SOLDBottom : Leadwood

Brand new direct from Alan

TOPS. USA

SOLD TOPS KNIVES "TOM BROWN TRACKER" . please email for spec.  As New. £200 inc. UK p&p.

SOG USA

SOG "FIELD KNIFE" spec to follow

ALAN WOOD UK

 

SOLD ALAN WOOD.  "WOODCRAFT"  An absolutely stunning version by Alan of the legendary Woodcraft knife, as designed by Horace Kephart - writer of the classic book  "Camping & Woodcraft" ( a book that is a "must read" to anyone interested in Bushcraft ). This knife is an unique one-off and may have been made as a special request of the previous owner or simply made by Alan for his own satifaction, as I know he is very keen on camping/bushcraft himself.  As per the original spec, the blade is 4 1/2" and flat ground thin making it a superb slicer. The differance being, Alan has made the blade from stainless damascus (Damasteel), one of the very best steels in the world - a luxury not available to dear ol' Horace ! Leather stacked handle with a stag butt cap, n/s fittings complete the package. An extremely rare knife from Alan. 

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD Alan Wood. PUUKKO. This is the first ( and only ) Puukko I have seen from Alan and what a beauty - the prettiest knife I have seen from Alan !

Better known for the full tang style of "Scandi" knife, Alan has gone down the traditional route with a Curly Birch handle, brass furniture and set off with a mammoth ivory spacer over the stick tang. The 3 1/2" blade is a stunning piece of damasteel ( stainless damascus ) with a small section of rope filework on the spine, for a thumb grip. Oal is 7 1/2".  The sheath, which is well made, has not been made by Alan. This knife is out of my own collection and I know I will regret selling it. 

Mint condition. 

WOODLORE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

SOLD  Limited Edition Woodlore Knife - no.207/250.  Made by Swedish blacksmith Julius Pettersson to commemorate Ray Mears's Woodlore School 25th anniversary. Hand forged blade in the Classic Woodlore shape. While this knife would make a great "user" I suspect most, if not all, of the stunning knives end up in collections ! Mint, boxed condition. 

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15/08/2018

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

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06/08/2018

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

 

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27/06/2018

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15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP