HIGH-END FOLDERS FOR SALE -

"High-End" Custom Knives, is a term used to describe knives made to a superb standard by top makers, using only the very best of materials.

I intend to offer, whenever possible, folding knives of this calibre to those who appreciate the finer things in life.

While many of us may never be able to afford a "London Best" shotgun, owning an equivalent standard knife may just be a possibility!

To those fortunate enough to actually enjoy the finer things in life - a hand crafted, high-end pocket knife may compliment perfectly your other accoutrements.

HOWARD HITCHMOUGH. "LOCKBACK FOLDER".

A 'drop dead gorgeous' folder from Howard showing him now 'full on' into his Art Knife period - yet still being a perfectly capable, functional cutting tool. This ticks a lot of the boxes with its Damasteel blade and damascus bolsters, fileworked liners and spring and Exhibition quality Gold Lip Pearl, all set off by solid Gold pins. A knife that would grace any collection. Blade: 2-3/4". Closed: 3-5/8". Complete with padded pouch.

Mint, unused condition. £875 inc. UK p&p.

HOWARD HITCHMOUGH. "CLIP POINT LINER-LOCK".

Another superb example from Howard, showing his path towards making the High End 'Art Knives' which he became reknowned for when he moved over to the States. Having moved on from making tactical folders, his style gradually involved using more Damasteel with more colourful bolsters and liners (by anodizing), as well as premium handle materials, such as the Mammoth used here. Blade: 2-5/8". Closed: 3-3/4".

Mint, unused condition. £575 inc. UK p&p

SOLD ANTONIO FOGARIZZU. ITALY. "INTERFRAME LOCKBACK"

details added asap. £650 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD HOWARD HITCHMOUGH "CLIP POINT LOCKBACK".

Once the UK's Premier knifemaker (before moving to America) this superb lockback folder is typical of the extremely high standard of knife Howard made while still residing here. A full-time maker since 1985 Howards work was always much sought after ( he even made a knife to be presented as a gift to Prince Charles ! ) and this knife shows why, with its Stippled Bronze bolsters and Premium Desert Ironwood scales. The 'F&F' is perfect as you would expect from Howard and this is a nice opportunity to obtain an example of Howard's work before he moved into his 'Art' knives period. Closed length: 4-1/8". Blade length: 3-1/16".

Mint, unused condition. £425 inc. UK p&p

OWEN WOOD. S.AFRICA. "Liner Lock - MAMMOTH".

PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS. £375 inc. Uk p&p.

SOLD SHIGERU TOZAKI. JAPAN. "CHERYL Lockback".

Although one of Japan's finest Knifemakers (who also performs all his own engraving) his work is rarely seen here in the UK, which is a great shame as this knife is of the highest quality. The engraving is superb and even the gold pins are engraved, as is the spine which also feature gold highlights. The scales are very well matched top quality MOP, with a Black Lip Pearl inlay. Blade opening is silky smoth and locks up rock solid. Closed length:3-3/8 inches. To complete the package is a absolutely exquisite embroided case made by his wife, Yuko.

I don't often say this but this a lot of knife for the money !

Mint condition.

TOM PLOPPERT. USA. "DINO"

Tom is a part-time maker who is rapidly gaining a demand for his top quality work. Tutored by Bill Ruple and Tony Bose, Tom is a maker who is going places ! This particular knife has vintage Westinhouse micarta with a Federal Shield inlay. The mirror polished bolsters are integral to the liners (not many makers attempt this) and the CPM154 stainless blade itself is a joy, with an excellent finish and perfect swedges. Blade: 3". Closed: 4-1/4". Complete with its original zip case.

( please excuse the reflections on the bolster & shield ).

Mint, unused cond.  £1350 inc. UK p&p SALE: £1200 inc. UK p&p

                                            FINAL REDUCTION: £950 inc. UK p&p

NEELS ROOS. S.AFRICA. "LINER LOCK Folder".

Please email for details. 

Excellent condition £525 inc. UK p&p SALE: £500 inc. UK p&p

                                        FINAL REDUCTION: £450 inc. UK p&p        

SOLD LONE WOLF KNIVES. "JASPER EAGLE by David Yellowhorse".

Another superb version of the "City Knife" by Lone Wolf Knives ( pre-Benchmade) and this one has been worked on by the hugely talented Navajo Artist, David Yellowhorse. A carved Eagle Head & Feather in 'Bloody Basin Jasper" coupled with a lovely 'walk&talk' makes this a folder that is equally at home in your pocket as it is in your Collection.

Closed: 3-3/4 inches. Blade: 2-1/2 inches. Complete with original box.

"New Old Stock". 

 

LONE WOLF KNIVES. USA. "LOVELESS CITY KNIFE - APACHE GOLD". 

A gorgeous folder from Lone Wolf Knives before they were bought out by Benchmade in 2010. Lone Wolf set themselves a goal to produce the 'finest semi-custom knives available anywhere in the world' and this particular version of their 'City Knife' folder certainly bears witness to that, with a handle of Gold Mother of Pearl and an middle inset of "Apache Gold" ( a black and shiny metallic gold rock mined in Arizona ).

The City Knife is a non-locking folder with a 2-1/2 inch blade and is a perfect "EDC"(EveryDayCarry) pocket knife - and this one will certainly give 'Pride of Ownership' as well as being a great conversation piece.

 "New Old Stock". £295 inc. UK p&p SALE: £260 inc. UK p&p

SOLD DES HORN. S-AFRICA. "HBP - METEORITE".

Details added asap. £850 inc, UK p&p.

STEVE HOEL. USA. "PEARL INTERFRAME"

please email for details.

Stunning work ! £850 inc. UK p&p. SALE: £775 inc. UK p&p

SOLD Alexandr VETROV. UKRAINE. "LANNY'S CLIP".

A superbly well made example of this very popular pattern, made by a Maker I am not familiar with but who certainly 'knows his way around a slipjoint'. The blade is M390 steel with a very attractive 'copper coloured' carbon fibre. The fit and finish is as good as it gets and I can honestly say whoever buys this will not be disappointed !

Mint, unused condition. 

Sale pending RYUICHI KAWAMURA. JAPAN.  "Split Back WHITTLER".

PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS. 

£975 inc. UK p&p SALE: £900. Now £785 inc. UK p&p

SOLD BUCK KNIVES. USA. "Ltd.Ed. Model 55 Yellowhorse Day Hunter".

This Model 55 Lockback - which is no.118 of 500 - has been worked on by Brian Yellowhorse, the son of David, the renowned Navajo Artist who did a lot of custom work for Buck ( and others ). Brian has carried on the superb work with this lovely folder that has a handle of Desert Ironwood, stripes of Jasper, WhiteOpal and Lapis with a brass inlaid Eagle. The bolsters are sculpted nickel silver. The mirror polished blade has Brian's signature on the back. Complete with a very well made wooden presentation box and all paperwork. Super collector piece !

Mint, unused condition. 

SOLD PHIL BOGUSZEWSKI. (Deceased). USA. 

"LOCKBACK FOLDER".

This is the first time I have offered a knife from this Legendary Maker.

I believe this particular knife to be an earlier example by Phil, before he moved onto the current "craze" of 'Flippers'. As you would expect from one of the true Greats of this craft, this whole knife just shouts top class quality, from the smoothness of the opening/closing, the fit & finish and to the fileworked back spacer - and to cap it all off, the whole knife is made out of Devin Thomas (USA) stainless Damascus !

I would love to see this knife go into a UK collection, but I suspect it will end up being bought by an American enthusiast.

Size: 4-1/4 inches closed.

Mint, unused condition. £975 inc. Uk p&p

SOLD LONE WOLF KNIVES. USA. "PAUL - PERFECTO".

A stunning collaboration with David Yellowhorse, entitled "HOMESTEAD".

Featuring a Paul Lock and limited to just 50 in number, this example is as new as the day it was made! (circa 2004 ?)

I must admit to being a big fan of the Paul ( Poehlmann ) Lock, as this 'Axial' mechanism requires great precision and "Hats Off" to Lone Wolf to taking it on after Gerber. ( not so surprising as Lone Wolf was set up by ex-Gerber employees )

This knife features a sterling silver 'Covered Wagon & team' inlaid into Black Jet Stone, with Turquoise and Jasper inlays. This really does have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Closed: 3.25". 

Mint, unused condition complete with all boxes & paperwork  

ANDRE van HEERDEN. S/AFRICA. 

please email for details.

Commission sale. £800 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD TONY BOSE. WILFRED WORKS. USA. "WHARNECLIFF TRAPPER".

What more needs to be said about Living Legend Tony Bose, who you could argue is the maker who "kick started" the whole interest in the Slipjoint genre again. Universally recognised as "The No.1 Maker" for this style of knife, his fit & finish is second to none and most Collectors aspire to have one of his knives in their collection. Also widely known for his work with W.R. Case ( who approached Tony at a Show about working with them - a really smart move on their part ! ) but what is not so widely known is how generous Tony is with his time to other makers, offering not only advice but also freely offering his patterns as well. This Wharnecliffe Trapper pattern is his own idea and could be said to be his "Loveless Dropped Hunter" - as the model he is most known for and one which you will find in the front pocket of his jeans should you ever have the pleasure to meet him.

Made from 440V steel and handled in the fabled "Remington Bone" complete with a Federal Shield, it's hard to see how you could do better. Sheer Perfection !!

Blades: 2-3/4". Closed: 3-5/8".

MINT, UNUSED COND. P.O.A. 

SOLD ENRIQUE PENA. USA. "CLIP POINT TRAPPER".

Another example of Enrique's superb work. As those of you with an interest in slipjoints already know, Enrique is a World Class maker of this style of folder. However, Enrique now - and has been for while - seems to be concentrating more on Tactical Folders, so this is a rare opportunity to buy a lovely Clip Point Trapper by him. Unlike many of his peers, Enrique makes his folders with integral liners and bolsters and with a blade of CPM154, gorgeous jigged bone, this folder really is First Class all the way ! Blade: 2.75". Closed: 3.5"

Mint condition.

SOLD CHRIS REEVE KNIVES "DAMASCUS/SNAKEWOOD SEBENZA"

The Chris Reeve Sebenza needs no introduction having firmly established itself as an Iconic Folder with its innovative 'Framelock'. This particular knife is the larger version and is one of the very nicest you will see, with the gorgeous Snakewood inlays and stunning stainless "Raindrop" damascus by Devin Thomas. Dating from April 2014, this comes complete with box, leather slip, etc. These damascus versions of the Sebenza are much sought after. Commission Sale.

Mint condition. 

K. HAMPTON. USA

SOLD  KERRY HAMPTON "TONY BOSE BACK POCKET" Kerry Hampton is a name that may not be familiar to many 'folder fans' over here in the UK but in America he is very well known as the original protoge of "The Master" - Tony Bose. Completely taught by Tony (and Reese) in the Wilfred Works (the Bose's own workshop, which Kerry also uses after the Boses finish for the day), Kerry's work is as close to owning a genuine Bose as you can get without actually having their stamp on the blade. This particular knife has a blade & backspring made from Damascus steel, which sets off the gorgeous coloured Sambar stag. Perfectly fitted 'rat tail' bolsters and shield are made from polished stainless steel, as is the thong hole. The only (extremely slight) "flaw" I can find with this knife is that, for some reason, the backspring is 'tad' below the frame at the rear (it can only be felt with a fingernail). Other than that, this is a superbly made folder with a great 'walk & talk', perfectly centered blade - and wonderful heritage !

Closed length:4 1/2" Blade:3 1/2".   Mint Cond.

PAUL MASON UK

 PAUL MASON "SWAYBACK".

Those of us in the UK who love 'old time springbacks' but done in a modern rendition, have waited a very long time to have our own 'home grown' Superstar maker ( have no doubt - Paul is already attracting high praise from America and is going to a major force in this style of folder ) and this Swayback by Paul is a wonderful example of his work.

A 2 1/2" blade of Premium RWL-34 stainless steel and a lovely amber jigged bone handle means it's got "cuts & looks" in abundance !

Although not cheap, the quality of this work is comparable to other makers costing twice as much !

Comes complete in one of the best packages I've seen from a Maker.

 NO LONGER AVAILABLE - REFERENCE ONLY

J. CHAMBLIN USA

 

 SOLD JOEL CHAMBLIN "REMINGTON 1306"   A really, really lovely example of this classic Remington "Bullet" lockback folder from the vintage era - with possibly the best Amber stag you are likely to see ! (wonderful colour and excellent matching texture on both sides).

I believe the steel to be CPM154, which is the current favourite among the Top Makers.  Blade is 3 1/8" and closed length is 4 1/4" (oal 7 1/2"). This is out of a collection and I know is priced well below what the owner paid for it ! 

E. PENA USA

SOLD ENRIQUE PENA "TOOTHPICK"  A name perhaps not as well known over here in the UK but in the States Enrique is rapidly becoming "The Man" regarding slipjoints (after The Bose's of course) - he sells out at Shows in a matter of minutes. I am fortunate to own several of Enriques knives and this "Toothpick" (sometimes called a "Texas Tickler") is from my own Collection. One of his earlier knives, the workmanship is such a joy to behold, to the point that I originally bought it with the intention of using it - but it is just too nice !! Perhaps the new owner might have a little more courage than me !

3 3/4" blade (with half-stops). Closed length 5". Gorgeous Amber stag with s/s shield.  Mint condition.

J. CHAMBLIN USA

SOLD JOEL CHAMBLIN "EUREKA JACK" Joel is acknowledged as one of the very best folder makers in the world and this Eureka Jack pattern explains why ! Mammoth ivory slabs set off by genuine 14K gold pins and shield makes this a real eyecatcher but still a very practical using knife with a CPM154 blade (3" from tip to bolster). Closed length 4" Stunning work, equally at home in a collection or a pocket.  Mint cond. 

TONY BOSE USA

SOLD  TONY BOSE WILFRED WORKS "SOWBELLY". 

Anyone who has the slightest interest in slipjoints ( or springbacks as they were known to the Sheffield makers ) will have heard of Tony Bose. Few would argue that he is the most famous maker of this style of knife in the world and is credited in America with breathing new life back into the genre - not only with his own superb creations but also through his work with Case Knives. Tony has long since stopped taking orders for his work and now, after all these years, only makes what he wants, when he wants and for who he wants ! His work is so in demand that when he attends the Atlanta Blade Show (the only Show he attends), to give everyone an equal chance of buying one of his knives, buyers names are drawn out of a hat !!

This knife is a single blade Sowbelly pattern and is numbered "2" - meaning it is the second one made after the Prototype. Tony always numbers the first 10  (prototype up to no.9) of his patterns and after that they only have his logo, so any numbered versions are always more sought after.

Spec.  3 7/8" closed with 2 7/8" D2 tool steel blade. Matching stag with a perfectly fitted "Swimsuit" shield. SIMPLY STUNNING WORK !!!!!

This is out of my own collection and is in Mint, unused condition. 

JOEL CHAMBLIN USA

SOLD JOEL CHAMBLIN "TRAPPER" A classic two-blade Trapper by one of America's Top Makers. Dressed out in Damascus blades AND bolsters and end caps !  Premium grade Pearl makes a this one of the classiest folders I have had the pleasure to handle. If you are only used to factory folders, this will absolutely blow you away !! Blades of 2 1/2" and closed length is 3 1/2".This pre-owned knife, which is a companion piece to a previously sold Chamblin, is a commission sale and priced well below what a current version by Joel would cost. Mint Condition 

PERCEVAL. FRANCE

SOLD Perceval.  France.  An absolutely "drop dead gorgeous" folder by Perceval of France. This is a top of the range version of their popular liner-lock model, with a 3 1/2" stainless damascus blade and possibly the nicest Mammoth ivory I have ever seen ! (my photos do not come close to showing the beauty of this knife). Oal of 7 3/4".

Mint and brand new from the Paris Knife Show.

JIM DUNLAP USA

SOLD JIM DUNLAP. Another great knife from Jim! Excellent folder that makes a perfect EDC (every day carry). Big enough to do most jobs but small enough not to be left at home. Classic clip-point blade (2 7/8"), s/s bolsters and lovely Sambar stag scales. Closed length is 3 1/2". Jim also made this knife with "half-stops" on the blade - which opens and closes like the proverbial bear trap!!

             I cannot praise this knife enough and I hope somebody buys it quick - before I decide to keep it myself!!

Brand new from maker. 

BOB DOZIER. USA

 SOLD Bob Dozier Trapper Liner-lock. What do I need to say about Bob Dozier - the man is a Legend in the Knifemakling World !  Superb working designs and famous for getting amazing performances from D2 tool steel (beyond what others can obtain!). This is Bob's Trapper folder - a model that is extremely hard to obtain from Bob. I have it on good authourity that Bob has only made ONE this year !!!!! This is my own knife that I bought direct from Bob at the 2007 Blade Show in Atlanta. Never been used, just admired, and has spent it's life in my safe. Maroon micarta handle, pocket clip and, of course D2 steel. Size: 4+3/4" closed. 8+1/4" open. 

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09/05/2021

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

(Beauty & the Beast ! )

02/05/2021

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY.

30/04/2021

Middleton Bros. added in  BOWIES.

25/04/2021

H. HITCHMOUGH added in HIGH END FOLDERS

18/04/2021

Knives added in FOLDERS and HUNTING.

11/04/2021

Superb knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY + BUSHCRAFT.

04/04/2021

Knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & HIGH END FOLDERS, including a wonderful H. Hitchmough.

28/03/2021

Knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END KNIVES, including a rare Randall Miniature.

21/03/2021

Wessex Blades added in BUSHCRAFT

14/03/2021

Rare knives added in BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

07/03/2021

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & FOLDERS. Also BOOKS.

28/02/2021

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

21/02/2021

Interesting reading material in BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

19/02/2021

Alan Wood knife added in  HUNTING

14/02/2021

Yay! Back in business. :) Knives added in HUNTING and a couple of nice books in BOOKS to aleviate the Lockdown boredom !

07/02/2021

Sorry to have to say that 'gremlins' have got into my computer, which is now refusing to upload any new photos !

Hoping to have it fixed asap. Contact by email is still okay ( so far...... ! )

31/01/2021

Knives addded in HUNTING, BOWIES & FOLDERS

24 /01/2020

Knives added in BOWIES & HUNTING.

17/01/2021

Superb 'EDC' added in FOLDERS.

10/01/2021

Rare BAYLEY RAVEN added in  BUSHCRAFT.

06/01/2021

More SALE items added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

03/01/2021

SALE ITEMS added in  HIGH END FOLDERS, FOLDERS,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

Good luck !

 

Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy New Year.

I look forward to (hopefully) meeting some of you at a Show this year.

 

May I wish all my customers, old and new, a very Happy (& safe) Christmas.

Thank you for your custom and support throughout this most challenging year !

 

27/12/2020

ALAN WOOD added in HUNTING.

17/12/2020

Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT and lovely A. Thorburn in FOLDERS.

13/12/2020

Two folders added in HUNTING.

06/12/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT.

29/11/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

23/Nov/2020

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.

RIP 

22/11/2020

Super knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS. Enjoy,

15/11/2020

SINN 104 added in LUXURY WATCHES

Semi-skinner added in HUNTING.

09/11/2020

Knives added in UTILITY, HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT AND HIGH END KNIVES.

08/11/2020

Wonderful Scrimshaw knife in FOLDERS.

(More knives added tomorrow).

01/11/2020

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          In Memoriam

23/11/2020

TONY BOSE. USA.

A true Legend. I am proud to have known and met him. The Knifemaking world is a lesser place without him.

15/12/2016

STEPHEN WADE COX - A terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP