BUSHCRAFT KNIVES FOR SALE -

RAY MEARS/ALAN WOOD. "WOODLORE".

Another example of this increasingly harder to obtain Iconic knife. This is an earlier example by Alan as it does not have the slightly tapered tang that Alan put on the later versions. As an earlier version, this does not have the box as that was a later offering by Woodlore. In mint, unused condition but due to some "enthusiastic" 'TLC' the blade's logo has lost it's colour, although it remains clear and sharp. On the plus side, this knife has some particularly nice Bird's Eye Maple. Complete with a mint, original Neck Sheath. POA.

SOLD SWC/R.MEARS. "BUSHCRAFT".

Mint unused condition. POA.

A. ETHERIDGE. "BUSHCARVER SG2V".

Although I am not familiar with this UK maker, this is a well made knife from RWL34 ( a Premium stainless steel ) with a green linen micarta handle - and an interesting sheath, with a"spring clip" (instead of a belt loop) as usually seen on Boot knives. Blade: 3-1/2" Oal: 9-3/4".

Mint, unused cond. NEW PRICE £225 inc. UK p&p

JACKLORE. "HUNTER GATHERER".

This is Sandy's latest design, a more diverse syle suiting both the Stalker or Bushcrafter and, in my opinion, makes for a great alround outdoor knife (than a Woodlore style offering). I don't think Sandy has made many of these knives yet and in fact, this particular knife is shown on YouTube, with Sandy finishing the handle.

Sandy ground the bevel with what he calls a 'Norwegian' grind, which is basically a 'zero apex' grind. He mentions, in his guarantee, that a 'secondary edge' can be applied by the owner, who has done that and as a result the bevel does show a few light sharpening marks. Not sure why the previous owner did that as he never used the knife and it went straight into his collection ! The steel is 3mm 01 Tool steel and the handle is Cocobolo, with orange G10 liners. A superb leather 'dangler' sheath completes the package. Blade: 5 inches. Oal: 9-3/4".

Nr.mint and unused. POA

MARFIONE CUSTOM KNIVES. USA. "INTERCEPTOR".

This is the first time I have seen one of these knives as they are a little out of my personal Collector Zone - but I have to say, I am completely 'blown away' ! Stunning quality. Created by the Custom division of Microtech Knives, this knife would be the Star of a Collection or a great knife to have with you in the Wilderness. Comes with the S.E.R.E. kit consisting of everything you need to 'get yourself home'.

Blade: 7-3/4inches. Oal: 13 inches. Complete with CoA.

Mint, unused condition. £950 inc. UK p&p

HELLE "TEMAGAMI- laminated s/steel".

Brand new & unused. £125 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD ROD GARCIA. "SKOOKUM BUSH TOOL".

SOLD AMERICAN KNIFE COMPANY. "FOREST KNIFE".

details to follow.

BUSHCRAFT NORTHWEST. "BUSHCRAFT KNIFE".

details to follow.

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "BUSHCRAT TRIO".

please email for price & details.

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.

Mint, unused condition. £POR

KARESUANDO. SWEDEN. "ROSE DAMASTEEL - BEAVER ?".

I believe this model has now been discontinued by Karesuando and may be a model called "Beaver" ? The blade is gorgeous "Rose" pattern Damasteel ( Swedish stainless damascus ) and the handle is stained Curly Birch, with a Reindeer spacer and brass guard. A fact I have discovered is that Karesuando offer a Lifetime guarantee against the blade coming loose from the handle - or a free replacement should that ever happen. Can't get any better than that ! This knife is in mint, unused condition, although the pouch sheath shows handling marks.

Blade: 3-1/4". Oal: 7-1/8". A lovely knife to hold and up to most Bushcraft tasks.

Mint, unused condition. NEW PRICE: £225 inc. UK p&p

MARTTINNI. FINLAND. "LAPP KNIFE 250".

Another traditional knife that has stood the test of time, this is an ealier version than the current stainless steel offerings from Marttinni, as this version is carbon steel ( as shown by a few "spits & spots" on the blade ). Still a top seller for Marttinni, this knife will be at home with anyone enjoys the Outdoors. Blade: 16cm Oal: 27cm. Curly Birch handle with n/silver fittings.

Very good, unused condition. £65 inc. UK p&p

ALAN WOOD. "ARTIC FOX".

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

BEN & LOIS ORFORD. "TRAPPER".

Lovely knife from the skilled hands of Ben & Lois.

Mint, unused condition, complete with box & papers. £280 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. "EXPLORER".

A lovely Bushcraft knife from this well respected American Company, which consists of a few dedicated craftspeople making the best knives they can. From what I can understand, this knife is Custom order of their standard model. Really 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.

In mint, unused condition.

EXPLORER - NEW PRICE: £250 inc. UK p&p

 

SALE PENDING 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 Knife still available:

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

New price: £275 inc. UK p&p. Commission Sale.

ON HOLD 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. NEW PRICE: £225 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. NEW PRICE: £350 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

STUART MITCHELL "DEVAL BUSHCRAFT".

Superb work from Stuart, in Damasteel. please email for details& price.

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. "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

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.

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". 

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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  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.

 

16/09/2019

RM/AW Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT

15/09/2019

Back in business (but still a work in progess !).

Knives added in HIGH END, HUNTING AND UTILITY.

10/09/2019

This website may be "quiet" for a short period of time while I am in the process of upgrading my computer - and trying to come to grips with updated technology compared to my old faithful laptop.

Thanks for your patience !

 

 

NEW SHOW DATE ADDED ! SANDRINGHAM GAME FAIR Sat. 7th & 8th September.

See SHOW Calendar for details.

 

01/09/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

 

27/08/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

20/08/2019

Hard to find knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT. Also Ltd.Ed.  Seiko added in LUXURY WATCHES.

Knives added to clearance.

15/08/2019

Alan Wood added in Bushcraft

11/08/2019

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

06/08/2019

New category added : BOOKS.

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

Enjoy

05/08/2019

Busy catching up on emails and enquiries after a few days break but will be adding some superb knives very soon !

30/07/2019

Knives aqdded in BUSHCRAFT & CLEARANCE.

28/07/2019

Tony Bose added in HIGH END Knives.

25/07/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY

15/07/2019

Bargains added in CLEARANCE KNIVES.

FALLKNIVEN added in UTILITY

14/07/2019

Middleton Brothers added in UTILITY.

07/07/2019

New knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

My website Host has "improved" the image editing option, so please bear with me while I try to make sense of it all !!

02/07/2019

Back from a busy KnivesUK. Picked up some great knives including a superb Paul Mason 'Loveless' Steak Knife and a very collectable Alan Wood.

28/06/2019

Packed and ready to go for this years KnivesUK. Looking forward to catching up with friends & customers. Have a safe journey, one and all.

10/06/2019

Price adjustment on several knives in most categories.

( & luxury watches ).

02/06/2019

Lovely to catch up with customers & friends at last weekend's show. Hope you managed to avoid the holiday traffic !

Two 'rare' knives added in UTILITY. Enjoy.

 

19/05/2019

Busy preparing for this coming weekend's Show       (see Show calendar for details). Looking forward to meeting customers old & new. Let me know if you want any knives in particular bringing along.

Have a safe journey, one and all.

17/05/2019

Unique knife added in HUNTING

08/05/2019

Knives added in UTILITY, HIGH END FOLDERS & HIGH END KNIVES.

Enjoy.

 

28/04/2019

Two rare knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

22/04/2019

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP