FOLDING KNIVES FOR SALE -
W.F.STEENKAMP. S. Africa. "BARLOW Slip Joint".
Another superb rendition of a classic "Old Timey" folder but brought 'bang on trend' with modern materials from who must be one of the best slip joint Makers out there. The quality and 'F&F' on this knife is on a par with any of the 'Big Name Makers' across the pond - and would certainly cost 2-3 more from them. Richlite scales, complete with a micarta shield, and red liners make for an eyecatching folder and the RWL34 premium stainless steel makes it a great 'EDC'. Closed: 3.75 inches. Blade: 2.75 inches. Complete with Zip pouch. Exceptional work from an exceptional Maker ! Mint unused condition. NEW PRICE. £550 inc. UK p&p
ANDRE THORBURN. S. AFRICA. "Model L-3".
PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS. £325 inc. UK p&p.
W.R.CASE & Sons. USA. "TONY BOSE Lockback Whittler".
This model really was a milestone in the history of Case knives. Each year, Case produce a Limited Edition of a Tony Bose design and this 2005 Collaboration was the most 'challenging' and best (!) knife that Case had made to that date. Working very closely with Tony, these "Year"knives are only made by a very small handful of Case's finest workers and their work is of a standard that many a custom maker would be proud to put their stamp on. Superb grinds and a premium steel (ATS34). Closed: 3-3/4inches. Locking main blade: 2-3/4 inches. Complete with original box.
This knife is the Stag handled version.
Mint, as new condition. £495 inc. UK p&p.SALE: £450 inc. UK p&p
TOM PLOPPERT. USA. "DINO".
Details shown in HIGH END FOLDERS.
Mint, unused cond. £1350 inc. UK p&p SALE: £1200 inc. UK p&p
VIPER KNIVES. MADE in ITALY. "KEY Carbon Fiber".
Unused - As new. £120 inc. UK p&p. SALE: £100 inc. UK p&p
SAM McDOWELL. USA. "Scrimshaw Lockback".
Please email for details. £325 inc. UK p&p.
SOLD GREAT EASTERN CUTLERY. USA. "STOCKMAN -661317"
A very well made knife indeed by a Company who excell in making traditional folders. Made from 1095 carbon steel, this classic '3-blade' stockman style means you should always have a least one blade sharp when needed ! :-)
Main Clip blade:2-1/2 inches. Spey & Wharnecliff: 1-7/8 inches. Ebony scales. Mint, unused condition.
LONE WOLF KNIVES. USA. "LOVELESS CITY KNIFE".
Details added asap.
Mint, unused condition. £210 inc. UK p&p SALE: £195 inc. UK p&p
JOHN W. SMITH. USA "LINER LOCK FOLDER".
A superbly made folder from one of the Premier Makers in the USofA.
Factory-made liner locks have come on in "leaps & bounds" in recent years but it is guys like John that set the standards they strive to reach.
A full-time maker since 1993, John's knives are highly prized across the pond and this example with it's titanium liners and carbon fibre scales shows that 'fit&finish' we've come to expect from Top Makers.
Closed: 3-3/4 inches.
Mint, unused condition. £375 inc. UK p&p SALE: £350 inc. UK p&p
SOLD W.F.STEENKAMP. South Africa. "BARLOW Slip Joint".
A stunning example of the Classic Barlow pattern - but bought into the 21st. Century, with modern materials ! The bolster ( and shield ) are ivory Westinghouse micarta, while the scales are 'x-cut' brown micarta with thin black liners. The blade steel is CPM154 with a perfect hand rubbed finish and a polished choil and swedge to compliment it. The fit & finish on this knife is "up there with the very best". A truly superb knife to own.
Blade: 3 inches ("cutting edge" 2-3/4 inches). Closed: 3-3/4 inches.
99.9% Mint, unused condition.
SOLD BOKER. GERMANY. "Leo-Damast 111".
An extremely well made "liner-lock" folder from Boker, completely handmade in the Boker manufactory in Soligen. The damascus is particularly interesting as it is forged out of a barrel of the German Leopard Battle Tank ! Blade: 10cm. Oal: 23cm. I believe this knife is now discontinued. Complete with box & papers.
Mint, unused condition.
SOLD W.R.CASE & Sons. USA. " SLIMLINE TRAPPER -TONY BOSE '1999 YEAR KNIFE' ".
Not to be confused with the Tony Bose designs range of knives by Case, this is, in fact, the first year of the yearly Case/Bose Collaborations - which Tony personally oversees himself.
Having met Tony -arguably the World's best maker of Slipjoints - at the Blade Show, he was subsequently invited back to the Case factory, which resulted in Case then producing in 1999 the best knives ever to come out of that factory ! ( I know because I have owned Case Folders from "The Golden Age" and this surpasses them by far ! ). These folders are limited in number simply because of the high level of hand 'f&f' by a small group of the very best of Case employees, who were taught and supervised by Tony. The venture was such an outstanding success, that Case have gone on to produce a different pattern each year, again highly supervised by Tony - who actually makes the Prototype for Case to set up the tooling for production. This first model is still one of my favourite patterns of all the year knives and is of better quality than some Custom work I have seen over the years.
Mint, unused condition. NEW PRICE £375 SALE: £275 inc. UK p&p
SOLD KLOTZLI. SWITZERLAND. "ACC M1 -M. WALKER DESIGN"
I believe this model is still available to buy but this is an earlier version without the pocket clip and in polished carbon fibre. As befitting most things Swiss, the "fit & finish" is superb ! ( it would put some custom maker's efforts to shame ). No box but is supplied with a padded zip pouch. Blade:3 inches. Oal: 4 inches. Unused - 99.9% Mint condition.
VIPER. ITALY. "Slim Blue Damascus - VA 5353 RA"
The first time I have seen this model ( which is now discontinued in this spec. ) and it is really more of a 'Gentleman's Pocket Knife' with it's striking blue Damascus blade and frame. Pared down to the basics, this liner lock will certainly be a talking point. Complete with a very well made, lined wooden box - but no certificate. Blade: 4.5cm Open: 12.5cm.
Mint, unused condition. £150 inc. UK p&p SALE: £125 inc. UK p&p
COLD STEEL. USA. "LONE STAR HUNTER".
I believe that this version with the 'nail nick' in the blade has now been discontinued by Cold Steel ( the newer versions have a 'thumb stud' ). These knives have Cold Steel's exclusive 'Tri-Ad' back lock ( bank vault lockup ! ). A flat ground s/steel blade, classic design - complete with "faux" stag handles - this is a 'handful' of a knife that won't let you down in use. Closed: 5". Blade: 4". This knife comes with a pocket clip for r/h or l/h carry.
Mint, unused condition. £75 inc. UK p&p
SOLD GENE INGRAM. USA. "SODBUSTER".
A very well made folder by Gene, who is known for his extremely well made fixed blades. A while ago, Gene 'dipped his toe' into the world of folder making and as to be expected, he did not disappoint. He no longer offers folders in his current catalogue, so this has collector appeal but it is a great knife to have - well made and in D2 Tool steel with black micarta scales. Closed: 4-1/8". Complete with L/H belt sheath.
Very good condition.
SOLD AL MAR. USA. "S.E.R.E.".
This is a particularly nice example of this vintage knife from Al Mar - when Al Mar was still alive and running the Company. Designed in the 1980's with Col. Nick Rowe, who used his experience as an escaped POW in Vietnam, to design a knife that would fufil the needs of the S.E.R.E.
(Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) School he formed for the US Army Special Forces. This folder design is the result - built like a "tank" not to let you down.
Now a great Collector piece, it's still more than capable as a user. This particular knife is the largest of the sizes that Al Mar offered and has the original belt sheath, complete with sharpening stone.
Size:6 inches closed ! Excellent cond. £275 inc. UK p&p.
CHRIS REEVE KNIVES. USA. "Snakewood SEBENZA".
Please email for details and price. Mint, unused condition.
BRIAN TIGHE. CANADA. "Tactical Folder".
Superb quality. please email for details.
£350 inc. UK p&p SALE: £325 inc. UK p&p
PACIFIC CUTLERY. USA. "BARRY WOOD FOLDER".
A commercial version of Custom Knifemaker Barry Wood's 'Rotary' folder that was quite revolutionaqry in the 1970's and 1980's. Made by the now defunct Pacific Cutlery, which was known for it's extremely high quality knives, this folder is still a perfectly usable working knife or collectable - which will have the uninitiated scratching their heads wondering how to open it !
Mint condition with paperwork but no box. £125 inc. UK p&p
SOLD COLD STEEL. USA. "Vintage CLIP MATE".
This knife is from my own collection and is a rare knife in this condition.
Made in the late 1980's this Lockback folder was an example of newly formed Cold Steel's approach to making knives - make them sharper and better than anything else at the same price. Owner Lynn C. Thompson made some 'wild claims' about his knives but his knives always backed them up and I have a great deal of respect for his San Mai and Carbon V (5) steel. This particular folder is the large size and complete with everything, making it a great Collector piece - or a wonderful user.
Closed: 4-1/2" with a 3-1/2" San Mai laminated s/steel blade.
Mint, unused condition. RARE ! £175 inc. UK p&p.
SOLD COLD STEEL. USA. "CLASSIC HUNTER".
If, like me, you are a lover of Ol' Timey folders that take you back to the days when 'thumb studs' and 'Flippers' were figments of the imagination and all an Outdoorsman needed in his pocket was a carbon steel two blade folder, then this is the knife for you. Long discontinued and made from Cold Steel's famous 'Carbon V' steel ( also no longer produced ) this Classic Two Blade Hunter is a big knife and as such comes with it's own optional belt sheath. Closed length is 5-1/4" and the blades are 4-1/8". With nickel silver bolsters and imitation black jigged bone, this is a striking looking knife. Made in the USA and with a lovely fit & finish. All complete with box, etc.
Mint, unused cond.
SOLD ERIC DEPEYRE. FRANCE."LE GONE".
When I saw this knife on the table of Artisan Coutelier, Eric Depeyre from Lyon, I knew I had to buy it. The quality, style and gorgeous Snakewood scales just jumped out at me. Although Eric spoke little English and, to my shame, I speak no French we both understood each other. Eric has fitted a "notch lock" to this folder which, technically, classes it as 'non-locking' but the tension of the back spring on the notch (sitting in the blade) makes it harder to close accidentally. The blade is stainless although I do not know what steel. Blade: 90mm. Closed 110mm. With black leather slip pouch.
BRAND NEW from Maker. SALE PRICE: £245 inc. UK p&p
SOLD PEPE JALOMO. USA. "LANNY'S CLIP".
A chance to buy an example of a 'Lanny's Clip' ( which is fast becoming a 'classic' Tony Bose design ) by one of the very best 'up & coming' folder makers in the USA, Pepe Jalomo. Mentored by World Class Maker, Enrique Pena, the quality of this knife shines through !
Superb fit & finish, with a nice solid "walk & talk" and complete with a 'half stop' safety feature which I always like on a non-locking folder. Blade: 3" Oal: 6 7/8". Stainless bolsters and shield, with black 'paper' micarta scales. Comes with brown leather slip case by maker.
Whoever buys this knife will not be disappointed ! Commission sale.
ALL SOLD. W.R.CASE & SONS. USA. "TONY BOSE Collaborations".
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.
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
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".
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
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.
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Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy New Year.
I look forward to (hopefully) meeting some of you at a Show this year.
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Thank you for your custom and support throughout this most challenging year !
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So sad to hear that Knifemaking Legend TONY BOSE passed away yesterday.
The word legend is often used but in Tony's case it was entirely justified. More than anyone, he rekindled interest in the 'slipjoint' genre and was generous with his time and knowledge to other makers of this type of folder, including his work with W.R. Case.
I am proud to say I knew him and met him and the Knifemaking World will be a lesser place without him.
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TONY BOSE. USA.
A true Legend. I am proud to have known and met him. The Knifemaking world is a lesser place without him.
STEPHEN WADE COX - A terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.