BUSHCRAFT KNIVES FOR SALE -

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "Clip Point Bushcraft". details to follow.

£375 inc. UK p&p

ALAN WOOD. "SPRITE".

The first time I have seen this model from Alan and in talking to him recently, he said he is keen to introduce more new designs ! This knife shows Alan's flair for making practical, using knives. The 01 carbon steel blade has just a hint of a 'semi-skinner'(hump) and is nice and thin to make a great slicer but with the added advantage of the Scand-grind. The finger cut-out gives a little extra security in use and the Maple handle length is more than adequate. This could well turn out be a personal favourite for me. Blade: 3-3/8" Oal: 7-3/4"

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

ALAN WOOD. "ARTIC FOX".

Another of this very popular model by Alan, fast becoming a favoutrite 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

THE "HOLY TRINITY". ALL SOLD

SOLD JUKKA HANKALA. FINLAND. "TOMMI". details in HIGH END KNIVES

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". details to follow.

£250 inc. UK p&p

BERNIE GARLAND. "RECURVE BUSHCRAFT - DAMASCUS".

A 'Deluxe' version of this style by Bernie, which has more of a 'belly' than a standard 'Woodlore' and is better suited to dressing game and cutting wood for camp duties. The first "Recurve" I have seen and a damascus version as well. According to Bernie's website, he used 'Alabama Damascus Steel" made in Alabama, USA and is, according to the spec., a very high quality product indeed ! ( more information can be found on Bernie's website www.berniegarlandknives.com ). A sambar stag handle and leather sheath complete the package. Lightly used but not abused.    Very good 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 BEN & LOIS ORFORD "PIXIE"

Lovely knife from Ben & Lois, idealy suited to carving and intricate work but equally useful for a multitude of other Bushcraft chores.

"Teardrop" handle of Walnut with black liners, 2mm 01 carbon steel and all nicely wrapped up in a superb neck sheath by Lois.

Complete with box. Mint, unused condition. 

 

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 ROD GARCIA. "SKOOKUM BUSH TOOL".

While I have previously had the pleasure of selling Rob Evans superb version of this iconic bushcraft knife, this is the first time I have been able to offer the original knife by Rod Garcia. Made in collaboration with Bushcraft 'Living Legend' Mors Kochanski, this knife is much sought after. This particular knife appears to be unused and is just waiting for someone to take it out into the woods ! 

Blade: 3 7/8" 01 carbon steel. Brass fittings and dark green micarta. Oal: 8 1/2". 

SOLD ALAN WOOD "WHITTLER". A really nice model from Alan that is very similar in size and shape to the classic red handled Mora - except this is a hundred times better ! Handled in Honduras Rosewood, with brass fittings, and 01 carbon steel with a lovely tapered tang. Complete with a leather neck sheath. For someone who doesn't want ( or need ! ) a big knife - or simply likes a back-up, this knife will not disappoint.

Blade: 3.5" Oal: 7.75" Mint, unused condition. £345 inc. UK p&p

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.

B. GOODE USA

SOLD BRIAN GOODE "BUSHCRAFT". This is the first time I have seen an example of this North Carolina's Makers work - and I am very impressed. Apparently I am not the only one who admires Brian's work as he has now closed his order book due to the long backlog (his work can be seen at www.bgoodeknives.com). Made from the 'traditional' steel for Bushcraft knives, 01 carbon, the knife is unused, having also come out of the same collection but shows signs of patina on the spine and one or two 'spots', although I am being fussy. Blade:4 1/2". Oal:9 1/2". Complete with dark brown leather pouch sheath. Nr. mint cond.

SOG USA

SOG "FIELD KNIFE" spec to follow

CARL SCHLIEPER GERMANY

SOLD CARL SCHLIEPER "SURVIVAL COMPANION".    

Not quite sure that this knife belongs in the BUSHCRAFT section but it would surely be useful in the woods. Dating from (I imagine) the 1980's this follows the hollow-handle craze from that time but this one differs in that it is excellent quality from the renowned German firm of Carl Schlieper. A 7" stainless blade with sawteeth that are actually offset (!) to cut wood. With an Oal of 12", this is a substantial knife in the hand that oozes vintage quality. Original sheath with a pocket for a stone (not included) or extra survival aids.

Excellent cond. 

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 "PIONEER 25yr ANNIVERSARY MODEL" - Ltd.Edition 

  These knives were made several years ago to commemorate Alan's twenty five years as a Professional Knifemaker ( quite an achievement here in the UK ! ). Possibly the most sought after Alan Wood knife (?) only 25 were made and most, if not all, quickly disappeared into collections and this one was no exception as it is out of my own collection ( I still have another - which is not for sale ). This no.18 has a wonderfully figured Cocobolo handle and is, as you would expect, in mint condition. Rarer than Hen's teeth !

 

ALAN WOOD UK

  SOLD ALAN WOOD "NORTREK".  A model by Alan that can serve the Hunter as well as it does the Bushcrafter - and excel in either purpose ! Really comfortable handle of "white/cream" Tufnol and a 12c27 s/s blade (Rockwell 59.5c) with a very nicely tapered tang and a "sharp" spine for striking a firesteel. 4" blade. Oal 8 1/2". 

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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10/04/2018

Lovely Alan Wood knife added in HUNTING

08/04/2018

A very nice selection of Alan Wood knives added in HIGH END & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy. (while we still can !) 

 

01/04/2018.

Wishing a happy Bank Holiday to one and all.

I have posted some exceptional knives in HIGH END/BUSHCRAFT and HUNTING. Details to follows asap ( please feel free to email in the meantime ).

Enjoy !

 

28/03/2018

Since last weekend's Show, I have been busy playing "catch-up" on my emails and enquiries but finally got around to putting on some great knives in - UTILITY,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy.

 

18/03/2018

After a week of having the builders in, it's nice to 'reclaim' the house back and get on with some business !

Knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, a lovely double set by Alan Wood in HUNTING and a real bargain in BUSHCRAFT. Also have added a great book on Randall Made Knives in UTILITY for anyone wishing to know more about these fine knives.

 

04/03/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email for details if needed.

 

27/02/2018

Two stunning stag handled Hunters added in HUNTING & HIGH CLASS KNIVES.

 

26/02/2018

A superb 'Trapper' folder by World Class maker, E. Pena added in HIGH CLASS FOLDERS. Enjoy.

 

22/02/2018

A lovely "3-finger" knife added in UTILITY

 

21/02/2018

A very nice Artic Fox by Alan Wood added in  BUSHCRAFT

 

18/02/2018

Some hard to find and sought after knives added in UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.

ENJOY.

 

14/02/2018.

Two great knives by the late Steve Wade Cox available in BUSHCRAFT.

 

13/02/2018

A fine folder from Strasbourg for sale in FOLDERS. 

 

11/02/2018

Still playing 'catch-up' with my emails but have posted a stunning forged knife from the European Show in HIGH END KNIVES.

 

06/02/2018

It's been very quiet on here recently as I have been to the European Knife Show, held in Strasbourg, France.

Met some great people and made several good contacts - as well as spending too much money ! All well spent however, as I will be presenting for sale some very fine knives from European Makers over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I am busy catching up on emails and enquiries ( thanks for your patience ).

 

22/01/2018

Two lovely, mint knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING. (details to follow asap). ENJOY.

 

17/01/2018

Vintage Puma knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

 

15/01/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

Details to follow asap.

ENJOY.

 

07/01/2018

 

Starting the New Year with a couple of Alan Woods in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY  and a super rare PUMA in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

01/01/2018

I trust an enjoyable Xmas was had by all. It has been quiet on here as I spent the holiday visiting friends in Slovenia ( cold weather but warm friendship ! ).

May I thank all my customers for your continued support and interest and (Government permiting !! ) I look forward to offering more fine knives for your enjoyment in 2018.

A very Happy New Year to one and all.

 

11/12/2017

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP