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.
SALE PENDING 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 JOEL CHAMBLIN. USA. "LANNY'S CLIP".
This superb folder by Top USA Maker, Joel Chamblin, has the best Amber Stag I have seen on a folder ! Gorgeous dark colours set off by a hint of amber - all complete with a perfectly inlaid shield. The Lanny's Clip is the 'hottest' slipjoint around right now and this will stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of them. Excellent work by Joel.
Blade: 2-7/8". Closed: 3-15/16". Complete with leather slip pouch.
Mint, unused condition. Commission sale.
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"
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.
SOLD ENRIQUE PENA "STOCKMAN - PROTOTYPE".
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.
SOLD BUCK KNIVES - "DAVID YELLOWHORSE SERIES" I believe these knives date from the 1980's/1990's(?) and were made by Navajo Indian Artist David Yellowhorse, who produced a series of knives for the famous Buck Knives of America. David would take a 'standard issue' Buck knife - folder or fixed blade - and produce a stunning piece of high quality Navajo art. Long out of production, these knives are highly sought after in America and make an extremely interesting addition to a Collection. Complete with wooden presentation box.
Commission Sale. Mint, unused condition.
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
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 !
SOLD HOWARD HITCHMOUGH "LINERLOCK FOLDER" Once the UK's Premier knifemaker (before moving to America) this gorgeous Gentleman's 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, made in 2003, shows why. Spec: 2 3/4" blade of ATS steel. Anodized Titainium bolster. Amboyna Burl handle, with a rope file worked spine and gold anodized liners. Complete with certificate from Howard. Mint cond.
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.
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.
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.
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
SOLD Mike Zscherny. One of THE very best American makers of this style of knife. This particular slipjoint features an ATS34 stainless steel 2 3/4" Wharncliffe blade, making it everyday legal UK carry. A "double bomb" shield set in dark green jigged bone, stainless fluted bolsters and half stops on the blade makes this folder anyone would be proud to carry - this is close to perfection ! 3 5/8" closed Brand new from maker.
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.
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.
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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