FOLDING KNIVES FOR SALE -

SOLD STAN SHAW "MID-LOCK FOLDER". please email for details and price.

ALL SOLD. W.R CASE & SONS. USA. "TONY BOSE Collaborations". please email for details & prices.

 

In 1999, Case approached Tony Bose to work together on designing knives. The result was Case making knives of the very highest standard under Tony's supervision and producing a Case/Bose Year Knife in limited numbers ( a different pattern is produced for each following year ). These knives are virtually 'Custom' quality as Tony is heavily involved in the process and they sell out pretty much immediately !

Mint, unused condition. 

 

CUSTOM KNIFE FACTORY. "MUSCLE".

please email for details.

WILLIE PAULSEN. SOUTH AFRICA. "LINER LOCK FOLDER". DETAILS TO FOLLOW. £325 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD WILLIAM HENRY KNIVES : "EVOLUTION - liner lock".

A absolutely mint example of this Gentleman's knife from William Henry, complete with sheath, box and paperwork.The workmanship is flawless and it's easy to see how this firm quickly gained an appreciation from those who appreciate the finer things in life. Superb quality. VG10 steel blade of 3". Closed : 4". G10 scales.

 £175 inc. UK p&p

CASE KNIVES. USA. Please email for details and prices.

GREG LIGHTFOOT. CANADA. "MAX-VELOCITY Liner lock".

A chance to acquire a knife from one of the 'founding members' of the Tactical Folder genre. Superb workmanship and as mint as the day it left Greg's workshop. All the 'boxes ticked' with double thumb stud, bead blasted bolsters and liners, G10 handle and titanium pocket clip. Stainless steel (possibly BG42) 3.25" blade and closed length of 4.25". Feels very light in the hand with a rock solid lock-up.

Mint cond. with zip case. £475 inc. UK p&p

WILLIAM HENRY. USA. "SPEARPOINT : T12-A. Liner lock".

An earlier example from premier knifemaker William Henry, who have gone on to produce some absolutely stunning knives which are much sought after. This particular knife shows all the attributes that have become a benchmark for this firm. Amber bone handle, anodised titanium bolsters & liners and silky smooth action. S/steel 154cm blade (3"). Closed : 4". Complete with box, paperwork and two sheaths, including WH's innovative leather clip sheath.

Mint cond. £375 inc. UK p&p

 

ROCKSTEAD "SHU-ZDP 189" Button-lock FOLDER.

If you have ever wanted to own a ROCKSTEAD knife but were put off by the price (!) here is a opportunity to aquire one of these wonderfully made knives at a huge saving at current prices. This knife is pre-owned and was bought in 2011. The previous owner has looked after it very well indeed as it is in the most excellent condition (the edge shows a "blemish or two" from being stropped and I can see just one "hairline" mark on the handle). This model has a blade of ZDP189 steel, one of the best steels money can buy and the titanium scales show a very nice blossom pattern. Overall, I have to say that the build quality of this knife does actually live up to the hype !

I believe that this particular pattern folder is a limited edition and, in fact, the Rockstead website shows it as "out of stock".

Excellent condition, with box & papers. £675 inc. UK p&p

COR van ELLINCKHUIJZEN "SWAYBACK".

South African Makers are, I believe, one of Knifemakings secrets ! They produce some excellent work (which deserves greater recognition) and this delightful Swayback is a good example. Although I am not familiar with this Maker, he is a member of the Knifemakers Guild of S/A. I have two of these folders to sell on behalf of a customer and they are both "as new" condition. The blade is 12c27 s/steel and the handles are from Oryx horn, with s/steel bolsters. While not to a "Tony Bose" standard, the fit/finish is very nice with "half stop" opening of the blade. Blade: 2 1/2". Closed length: 3"

Commission sale. £210 inc. UK p&p

SOLDLONEWOLF KNIVES "PAUL KNIFE". 

AL MAR KNIVES. USA. Please email for details and prices.

SHRADE. USA

SOLD SHRADE "OLD TIMER - CLASSIC".

A really nice example of a classic "Bird Knife" made in the mid 1990's by Shrade in their Ellenville, New York factory which sadly closed in 2004. Really excellent fit & finish ( the equal of the Case/Bose year knives ! ) with, so I'm led to believe, genuine Bone on the handle. The blade is their Trademark "Everlasting Sharp", which is carbon steel ( there is a hint of a patina developing). Blade length: 3 1/8" (cutting edge: 2 3/4"). Closed length: 3 7/8". Presentation tin comes complete with a very nice "hat pin". Everything is in pretty much Mint condition.

Whoever buys this will not be disappointed ! 

J. TABOR. USA

SOLD JASON TABER "ZULU". Another great pattern from Knifemaking Legend Tony Bose, this knife has been wonderfully made by Jason Taber, who is the son of slipjoint maker David Taber (Dr.T). At the moment, Jason is relatively unknown in this country but, judging by the fit & finish on this knife, he has a great future ahead of him. As well as advice/help from his Father, I have been told he also "hangs out" with Enrique Pena, who is a world class Maker - which can do him no harm at all !

The steel is CM154 and a blade length of 3 1/10" (cutting edge 2 3/4").

Closed length is 4". The handle is given a modern twist with C-TEK (an aluminum honeycomb/resin infused material) on a thin orange G10 liner, with a perfectly inlaid 'keyhole' shield. It looks stunning !

This knife has a lovely "walk & talk" with a solid feel and would make a perfect pocket companion.     Mint condition.

BOKER GERMANY

SOLD BOKER "TREE BRAND CLASSIC".

Instantly recognisable, this lockback folder has indeed become a 'Classic'. A very attractive version with polished Stag and brass bolsters. Stainless steel blade with a very nice etch on it. Blade:3" Closed length:4.25".

Mint, unused condition. £110 inc. UK p&p

SPYDERCO USA

SOLD SPYDERCO "DODO" (discontinued model).

I'm not an expert on the many different patterns that Spyderco has produced ( and still do ) but I am a big fan of the quality of their knives.

This particular knife is in Blue G10 and  CPMS30V Steel. No box or paperwork.

Mint, unused condition.

W.R.CASE & SONS. USA

W.R.CASE & SONS "DOCTORS KNIFE - DAMASCUS" spec to follow.£95 inc. p&p

SCHATT & MORGAN USA

SOLD SCHATT & MORGAN CUTLERY CO. "SWING GUARD".                        A truly impressive knife, the Swing Guard'' design leaves no margin of error when it comes to 'fit & finish' - and this one locks up as solid as a Bank Vault ! Lovely, deep red 'worm groove' bone and, as a bonus, a ATS34 steel blade (please note, this is a locking blade).  These older Schatt & Morgan knives (I believe this actual model was made in 2001) are a class act and very well made. Blade:3.5" Open length:8".

Unused, "as new" cond. £110 inc. UK p&p

SCHRADE USA.

SCHRADE "LTD. ED. SCRIMSHAW". spec. to follow. £60 EACH inc. p&p. Set of three = £150 inc. p&p

J. SAMSON/PACIFIC CUTLERY USA

SOLD JODY SAMSON FOR PACIFIC CUTLERY. spec to follow. £125 inc p&p

1515 FRANCE

SOLD1515 - THEIRS.  Made the the French Artisian, Manu Laplace, this gorgeous LINER LOCK folder is a joy to handle. Manu's work is very highly prized in France and not often seen over here in the UK.

Having met Manu (at the French Game Fair) I can tell you, his work sells very quick! This particular model has a polished bone handle, with a s/steel 'butt cap'. The s/steel spacer (on the spine) has some very nice engraving in a leaf pattern, and a mosaic pin in the bone also adds a touch of class. I believe that Manu uses 12c27 steel for his blades, which is 3 1/4" long. Closed length is 4 3/4".  

W.R.CASE & SONS. USA

SOLD W.R.CASE & Sons "STOCKMAN" The Classic Stockman made by, probably, the most famous (and longest) maker of pocket knives of all time - Case ! However, this particular knife has been 'modded' by Bob Picklesimer - who is a well respected restorer/repairer of pocket knives in the States. It has been upgraded with mammoth ivory scales, stippling on the bolsters and a little filework on the back springs. Excellent quality work makes this Case a 'Sunday Best' pocket knife to be proud to own. Closed length: 3 1/2". Main blade:2 1/2" 

Comm. sale. £95 inc. UK p&p

J. DUNLAP USA

SOLD JIM DUNLAP "LANNYS CLIP".  The very first Lannys Clip ever made by Jim, as a special request from me for a customer of mine. This, as per the request, is made in Cape Buffalo horn with fluted bolsters and is a beauty ! Lovely "stiff" backspring and perfect "half-stop" makes this non locker almost as safe as a lock blade. The fit and finish on this knife is to an extremely high standard. Size: 4"closed. Blade 3"

 

A. THORBURN RSA

 ANDRE THORBURN "MODEL L3" please email for details.  £325 inc. UK p&p

CRK USA

SOLD CHRIS REEVES "UMFAAN - Sun & Spear pattern". 

AL MAR USA

AL MAR KNIVES.  "EAGLE & FALCON" 

Two knives by the innovative Al Mar, who worked as Head Designer for Gerber before setting up his own company in the 1980's. Sadly now deceased, Al had a vision of what he thought a knife should be in terms of design and quality, and in fact advertised his knives as the "finest factory-made custom knives in the world". Taking the, then, revolutionary Front-lock (designed by Custom Knifemakers W.T. Fuller and Harvey Burnette) and using RS 30 steel (when everyone else was using the current "hot steel" 440c ) he took the knife world by storm. (Rumour has it that the  Eagle was knife of choice for certain American Secret Services operatives....!). Both knives have their original boxes and pouches and are in excellent condition.

SOLD EAGLE

SOLDFALCON

CASE KNIVES USA

SOLD CASE "4-blade SERPENTINE" A mint, unused example from the World Famous American maker - Case. This offering is in the style of a Congress and maybe the perfect knife for someone who always need a sharp blade ! With the main clip blade being "a tad" under 3", this is perfectly legal in all places. (one or two of the blades are a little "slow" when closing and could do with a little "tlc"). Closed length 4". 

C."KIT" CARSON USA

SOLD KIT CARSON "MODEL 4"  Perhaps the most recognisable knife made by the now sadly deceased maker Harold "Kit" Carson. This knife is testement to his work at the forefront of the 'Tactical Folder' trend. A no-frills, LINER-LOCK knife made to a superb standard ! In unused condition, showing just the lightest of handling marks on the bolster. A pocket clip is present on the other side.  Blade: 3 1/8" Oal: 7 1/2".

A great knife to use or collect. Near mint cond. 

W.R. CASE USA

 

SOLD W.R. CASE "T. BOSE - ARKANSAS HUNTER"  This was Case's 2008 offering in their yearly issue of knives made in collaboration with Knife Legend, Tony Bose. These knives are based on Tony's own patterns and made under close supervision of Tony. I understand only the VERY best Case workers ( I have been told only 3 or 4 !!! ) are allowed to work on these knives and as such, are the finest knives to come out of Case - as close to Custom standard as you can get with a Factory knife. Even the steel used is as same as Tony uses (154CM). This version has the Ebony wood handle. 3 1/2" blade and 8 1/4" open - this is a large folder. Mint, unused condition with original zip case but no box. 

 

SOLD JIM DUNLAP Trapper. A single-blade Trapper hafted in Sambar stag for a traditional look, this is another knife by Jim that would make a perfect every day carry knife. Closed length 3 3/8" with a 2 1/2" blade. As above this knife has sculptured bolster which, like all of Jim's work, are perfectly fitted. Half stops ( a particular request of mine to Jim ) and a nice spring action. Brand new.

 

BENCHMADE USA

SOLD BENCHMADE "PARK AVENUE" A long discontinued Liner-lock  model by Benchmade ( and quite a rare beast even when it was available ! ). Designed by the Legendary Bob Terzuola as a "Gentleman's Pocket Knife" complete with hook to hook onto and dangle inside the pocket. Bead blasted titanium frame and "black mirror coated" 154CM blade. Closed length 3 1/2". Blade 2 1/2". Complete withbox/paperwork. Mint condition

MAUSER GERMANY

SOLD  MAUSER MULTI BLADE.  

B. DOWELL USA

SOLD BRET DOWELL "SWAYBACK"  A superbly crafted folder by one of the rising Stars of the Slipjoint world. Being a member of the Tony Bose "Posse" should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this work ! 2 3/4" blade of s/s ( probably CPM154 ? ) with s/s bolster and shield. The handle looks to be ivory (mammoth ?). Mint, unused cond. 

AL MAR USA

SOLD  AL MAR "SERE" Attack 1. This now discontinued version is the smallest of the three models Al Mar produced in the 1980's (3" blade - 3 3/4" closed).  Al Mar, who was Gerber's Head Designer before starting his own company in 1979, produced superb knives and this model was initiated with Col. Nick Rowe, of the Spec.Ops Command School. This knife is a little piece of knife history. Mint, unused cond. 

JIM DUNLAP USA

SOLD  Jim Dunlap - LANNY'S CLIP. Another superb example of Jim's craftmanship !  I recently asked Jim to make a Lanny's Clip model for a good friend of mine. He was so taken with the design ( he had to ask Tony Bose for the pattern as it is Tony's design ) that he wanted to make more. This particular version has the much desired ( and sadly discontinued ) Westinhouse Ivory micarta. The 3" blade is made of premium CPM154 s/steel and non-locking, making it perfect for daily carry. Closed 4". As I predicted, Jim's prices are starting to rise as his work becomes more and more in demand but his knives are still extremely good value for money. 

JIM DUNLAP USA

Jim Dunlap.  Semi-Skinner model. At the request of one of my customers for a non-locking Semi-Skinner folder, I approached Jim with the idea and he came up with the goods! ( I was so taken with the concept that I ordered four ). Jim has made these in a very practical size - not too small or too big. Closed length 4 1/8" with a 3 1/4" blade ( 3" cutting edge ). I can see these being very useful for either  Camping or Hunting as the thin blade of premium CPM154 stainless steel cuts like a demon !!  Jim has incorporated "half-stops" in the opening/closing action as a safety feature. I am very pleased how these have turned out. Great using knife!  New from maker.

Westinghouse Ivory Micarta - SOLD

Black G 10 - SOLD

Orange G 10 - SOLD

CASE USA

SOLD  CASE/TONY BOSE.    Every year Case release, in co-operation with Tony Bose ( without question, the World's No1 multi-blade knifemaker ), a limited run of knives of an original Tony Bose knife pattern.  These knives are made by the very best of Case's workforce under Tony's supervision and are far superior to Case's standard range of knives -  and even rival Custom Made knives in some instances ! This particular model is the Tribal Spear ( Tony's version is called the Zulu ) and is in near mint condition, showing only some handing marks on the bolsters and slight signs of sharpening. Premium 154cm stainless steel ( the same steel as Tony uses on his own knives ) and Chestnut jigged bone handle, with Tony's trademark "keyhole shield", make for a stunning combination. Oal 7" with a 3" blade makes this a "legal carry" knife.  As Tony's knives are almost impossible to get hold of, this is the next best thing. Pre-owned. 

GERBER USA

SOLD  Gerber Legendary Blades.  A real find ! This is one of the original Paul folders from the late 1970's - not to be confused with the second re-issue in the 1990's or the current version by Lone Wolf Knives. This knife, designed by Paul Poehlmann, an Aero-Space engineer, was groundbreaking at the time and was a big seller until production was discontinued due to excessive costs in producing the button lock, which locks up solid like a bank vault !

Absolutely mint condition and complete with the very hard to find sheath.

 

SOLD Case - Tony Bose Collaboration. This is the Lockback Whittler from a few years ago (2005). This is generally accepted as the most technically challenging (and best) knife Case have ever made! (Even Tony Bose himself says this is probably the hardest knife to make). Much sought after, this version is in stag with ats34 steel blades and comes complete with zip pouch and box.    Also shown in the High-End Folder Category with more info. 

 

SOG. USA

 SOLD  SOG. FatCat model.  Wow! What a huge folder - 10" 0al and a 4 1/2" blade but despite it's size this feels really comfortable in the hand. An extremely well made knife and for production knife lovers, I doubt if you could do better. VG10 steel blade locked by SOG's "Arklock" - one of the very best on the market. This knife is a commission sale and I would describe the condition of the knife as very good/excellent, with just a few very light scratches on the bolsters. Complete with box, sheath.

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13/0813/08/2017

Back with you - knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & UTILITY

( including a potential D.I.Y. project ? ).

Thanks for looking.

 

06/08/2017

Slight delay in putting up new knives due to an unexpected plumbing problem ( household - not me !! )  :)

 

23/07/2017

Some very rare and collectable knives for your perusal this week in UTILITY, FOLDERS & BOWIES. Enjoy.

 

16/07/2017

Knives added in

FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & UTILITY.

Thank you again for your patience regarding the lack of details - still playing 'catch-up' with emails/enquiries.

 

02/07/2017

It seems forever since I added knives to the website, so I thank you for your patience.

I have some wonderful knives to add over the coming weeks and a sample are shown in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HIGH END KNIVES.

(details to be added asap but please feel free to email in the meantime).

 

18/06/2017

Back down to business after a lovely 2 week holiday. :-)

No time to add new knives (unfortunately) as I am busy catching up on my email backlog - and preparing for next weekend's KnivesUK. Looking forward to seeing anyone making the journey ( please let me know if there is a particular knife you wish to see to save any disappointment ).

Have a safe trip and stay cool !

 

21/05/2017

Getting ready (again) for my next show - The Phoenix

(please let me know if you are attending and would like to see a particular knife).

I have added two very desirable knives in HIGH-END knives : another S4 by Rob Bayley plus a stunner from Alan Wood.

 

14/05/2017

Lovely to chat with everyone who stopped by my table at the NNS - always nice to put faces to names. Back down to business now and some great knives in FOLDERS, UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT. 

 

30/04/2017

No knives added this week as I am preparing for next week-end's Northern Shooting Show - hopefully see some of you there.

It will also give me a chance to catch up on the spec. on existing knives. Thank you.

 

23/04/2017

Trust everyone enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday and now back with a very nice selection to peruse over in UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT - and even LUXURY WATCHES !

 

09/04/2017

A very nice knife by Ansoknives in FOLDERS and a 'Classic' by Alan Wood in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

02/04/2017

Two discontinued knives added in UTILITY and two very nice Ben Orford folders in BUSHCRAFT.

Thanks everyone for your patience.

 

26/03/2017

Sorry, no knives added this week as I have been enjoying the company of my dear old Mom.

Please feel free to email for any spec. on existing knives in the meantime.

 

19/03/2017

Back to business after a short break - and with a couple of stunning knives to savour in Hunting & Bushcraft. Enjoy.

 

05/03/2017

A busy week this week   with Commission knives added in -

UTILITY, FOLDERS,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT !

Going to take me a while to add all the spec. but please email me for any details in the meantime. Thank you.

 

26/02/2017

A nice selection this week, including a vintage Puma in UTILITY, all you might need from a Hunting knife in FOLDERS and an example of one of the world's classic knives in BUSHCRAFT. 

 

19/02/2017

Getting back to normal after the Shooting Show - thank you to everyone who stopped by at my table.

This week we have a very nice Chris Reeve Knives in HIGH END FOLDERS and a classic Bushcraft knife, direct from Alan Wood at the Show, in BUSHCRAFT.

 

05/02/2017

Only one knife this week as I am busy getting ready for the Shooting Show - but what a knife! See HIGH-END Knives.

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to the Show.

Have a safe journey.

 

29/01/2017

A Ltd.Ed. Marbles posted in Hunting and a rare offering by Alan Wood in UTILITY.

Enjoy.

 

22/01/2017.

Two very nice folders posted this week - including a stunning Rockstead. Check out FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.

 

15/01/2017.

Two hard to come by knives added in BUSHCRAFT, including an interesting concept from "across the pond".

Rob Bayley "S4" now available again in HIGH-END KNIVES.

 

08/01/2017

Two knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY.

Still working on adding spec. to outstanding knives but feel free to email for any details. Thank you & ENJOY.

 

02/01/2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !

To start off the New Year, I have posted some very desirable knives in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & BOWIES.  Enjoy.

 

18/12/2016

No knives being added as I am busy dealing with Christmas orders and enquiries. 

May I take this opportunity however, to wish all my customers - new & old - a very "Merry Christmas" and thank every one of you for your continued patronage and words of encouragement. It's been a great year and I'm already looking forward to offering more quality knives in 2017.

 

15/12/2016.

I have just heard about the terribly sad news that Stephen Wade Cox has passed away. A terrific knifemaker and really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

My condolences to his family and friends.

                  RIP

 

04/12/2016

Xmas now approaching fast - hopefully there will be something to "treat yourself" to over the next few weeks. :-)

A Middleton Bowie available in BOWIES ( sadly, now retired - see description)

and a very nicely handled knife by B. Garland in BUSHCRAFT.