BUSHCRAFT KNIVES FOR SALE -

ALAN WOOD. "ARTIC FOX".

Brand new from Maker. please email for details. £325 inc. UK p&p.

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "TRAPPER".

Mint, unused condition, complete with box & papers. £280 inc. UK p&p.

ALAN WOOD. "UTE".

Brand new from Alan. please email for details. £325 inc. UK p&p.

PAUL BAKER. UK. "WOODLORE PROFILE".

details added asap. £250 inc. UK p&p

AS Custom Knives. Poland. "Puukko".

Another lovely knife I picked up at the recent Belgium Knife Show from Andrew, a Polish maker new to me. However, the quality of his work as shown in this knife is excellent. The knife is very light, having a handle of Birch with a Reindeer spacer and is also very comfortable in the hand, as the best made Puukkos are. Having a Flat grind blade of premium RWL34 stainless is the icing on the cake! Complete with a very well made leather sheath. Blade: 3-3/4". Oal: 8-1/2".

Brand new from maker. £325 inc. UK p&p

SOLD TOM WELDON. UK. "WOODLORE PROFILE".

Tom is a fresh on the scene Maker, who I know as a previous customer of mine (see MAKERS PROFILE section) but has almost 'overnight' turned into a very good maker indeed ! This is the first knife I have had from Tom to sell ( I hope to offer more and more of his knives ) and the buyer of this knife will not be disappointed. The classic Woodlore profile but 'kitted out' in a Sunday best of RWL34 steel and Desert Ironwood which, in this case, gives a slightly more fuller grip than the original Woodlores. Like Ray Mears, Tom has outsourced his leatherwork to another local craftsman who has made an excellent brown sheath for this knife, in what looks like Buffalo leather. All in all a great offering to take out into the woods - or take place in a collection.

Brand new from Maker.

ADVENTURE SWORN. USA. "Custom EXPLORER & WOODSMAN".

details added asap.Two lovely knives from this well respected American Company, which consists of a few dedicated craftspeople making the best knives they can. From what I can understand, these two knives are Custom orders of their standard models. Both are excellent quality.

EXPLORER : 4-1/2" blade. Oal: 9-1/4". Black linen micarta handle, fastened by torx screws. 01 carbon steel. Brown leather pouch sheath.

WOODSMAN : 4" blade. Oal: 8-1/2". White paper micarta handle with red liners, fastened by Loveless bolts. 01 carbon steel. Brown leather pouch sheath, with extra cost option removable dangler attachment.

Both knives in mint, unused condition.

EXPLORER - £285 inc. UK p&p

WOODSMAN - £310 inc. UK p&p

BARK RIVER KNIVES. USA. "ULTRA-LITE BUSHCRAFT"

A lovely knife that will carry in a backpack ( or on a belt ) without too much weight - yet still capable of most Bushcraft chores. Mike Stewart designs knives to be used and this "scaled down" example will not let you down,particularly in premium CMP3V steel. Blade: 3.4" Oal: 7.4".

Very comfortable handle of Antique Ivory Micarta.

Mint, unused condition. New price £195 inc. UK p&p. Commission Sale.

JONH NEEMAN. LATVIA.

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

is now called "Northmen - Guild of Northern Master Craftsmen" however, these are earlier knives forged by Jacob. 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.

Top:

Scandi Brother #2 (large size) Blade:5" Oal: 10". 

New price: £315 inc. UK p&p. Commission Sale.

Finnish Puukko. Blade: 4-1/2" Oal: 9" 

New price: £340 inc. UK p&p. Commission Sale.

JANUARY SALE ITEM.  

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. £275 inc. UK p&p

JANUARY SALE ITEM

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  £395

JANUARY SALE ITEM

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

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 the flat grind blade of this knife and fitting it with a studded sheath to complete the package. Made from 01 carbon steel, with brass fittings. 

New from Maker.Blade: 4" Oal: 8-1/8".  Now £255 inc. UK p&p

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

email for details. Mint, unused cond. (comes with additional kydex sheath ) NEW PRICE - £345 inc. UK p&p

SALE PENDING 

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

email for details. Mint, unused cond. NEW PRICE - £320 inc.UK p&p

JANUARY SALE ITEM

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

£210 inc. UK p&p

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

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

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. Commission sale.

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

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

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

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 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.

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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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