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.

PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "DOGLEG JACK - 001 Prototype".

Exemplary work from Paul & Jan, who have now emigrated so this is a rare opportunity to acquire a folder from the acknowledged Master of the UK Slipjoint genre. More details added asap.

Mint, unused condition. £1150 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "NO.8 GENTS KNIFE".

Superb work from Paul & Jan.

Details added asap.

Mint, unused condition. £725 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "No.8 GENTS KNIFE".

Details added asap. £POA

SOLD PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "EUREKA JACK"

As I'm sure most of you reading this will know, Paul is widely recognised as the UK's pre-eminent maker of slipjoint (non locking) folders, with a standard of 'fit & finish' that rivals the best from the American Makers. Not too surprising considering he was in constant contact with the greatest slipjoint maker of them all - Tony Bose. This is a lovely 2-blade Eureka Jack pattern, with 'Rootbeer' jigged bone and premium RWL34 steel. Complete with guarantee card and a lovely leather key fob made by Jan (Paul's wife). Although made in 2016, this knife has only ever been in a collection and considering that Paul and Jan have now relocated abroad - and ceased making knives for a while - this is a rare opportunity to buy a superb handcrafted folder that will definitely give that "Pride of Ownership" feeling. Closed: 3-1/3 inches. Main blade: 2-3/4 inches.

Mint, as new condition. £POA

SOLD BILL RUPLE. TEXAS. USA. "2-Blade TRAPPER".

A knifemaker of nearly 40 years standing, Bill's work is very highly regarded and much sought after, and he was rightly inducted into Blade's Cutlery Hall of Fame in 2022. He has also tutored many of today's top Slipjoint Makers in the USA, some who emulate his signature fileworked spine. This example of his work has a lovely 'walk & talk' with solid 'half stops' and dovetailed jigged bone scales (very hard to execute properly). Clip blade: 2-3/4 inches. Wharnecliffe blade: 2-5/8 inches. Closed: 3-1/2 inches. This folder would make a very nice deluxe 'EDC' and, as it shows a few 'micro swirls' on the bolster and couple of small scratches near the clip point tip, you could carry and use this without too much concern.

Excellent condition. 

SOLD HOWARD HITCHMOUGH. "GENT'S LOCK-KNIFE"

Simply Stunning ! Please email for details.

MINT CONDITION. 

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.

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

Details added asap. £850 inc, UK p&p.

SOLD STEVE HOEL. USA. "PEARL INTERFRAME"

please email for details.

Stunning work ! 

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 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.

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.

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25/02/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

19/02/2024

Knives added in HUNTING.

11/02/2024

Two rare and unique knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

04/02/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

JANUARY SALE extended until 18/02/2024.

28/01/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

21/01/2024

Stunning stag handled knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

14/01/2024

More knives added to my JANUARY SALE, along with further reductions on some knives.

07/01/2024

Various knives in all Sections reduced in my JANUARY SALE. Hope you may find something to tempt you !

31/12/2023

Wishing everyone a Very Happy & Healthy New Year.

January Sale on selected knives starting 7/1/2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          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