HIGH-END KNIVES FOR SALE -

Similar to High-End folders, these are knives made by some of the very best makers in the world. As with a Top Quality firearm, whether one uses these knives or simply admires them is down to the individual.

         However, I believe the real pleasure comes from owning such a fine piece of the knifemaker's craft.

 

Please enjoy the following knives

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "LOVELESS Style Fighter". details to follow.

 

THE "HOLY TRINITY".

SOLD RAY MEARS/ALAN WOOD. "WOODLORE". 

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "WOODLORE PROFILE". 

SOLD JACKLORE. "CLASSIC". 

JUKKA HANKALA. FINLAND. "TOMMI". 

details to follow. £350 inc. UK p&p

SOLD ROB BAYLEY "S4 - SURVIVAL KNIFE". One of the most Iconic Survival knives in modern times. Originally a collaboration with the now famous Adventurer-TV Celebrity Bear Grylls, the phenomenal success of this knife means that Rob now only offers his S4 models (without the 'Bear' logo ) to the exclusion of other models. This is a  wonderful opportunity to obtain one of these extremely well made knives in the same absolutely mint, pristine condition as when ordered from Rob. 

AS NEW. Commission sale priced to sell.

SOLD JIM JACKS. USA. "DROPPED HUNTER". 

A stunning rendition of the classic Loveless knife by Californian maker, Jim Jacks. Upon seeing and handling this knife, two things are immediately apparent - it has the most perfectly matched and coloured Sambar stag you could wish to see and it is made from Stellite 6K, which is not a steel ! It is actually a "cobolt alloy" and I will leave you to explore further but it is known for keeping a cutting edge better than steel on meat & vegetables. Whether you test this for yourself or just admire the superb workmanship is the choice of the new owner. Blade: 3.75" Oal: 8.25". Complete with a brown leather pouch sheath

( which shows a 'water stain' ). Knife in mint, unused condition.

Commission sale. 

SOLD S. ALESSIO. BELGIUM. "FORGED HUNTER".

The first of the knives I bought at the European knife Show is

a stunning knife from the forge of the very talented Salsi Alessio who, sadly, told me he is now retiring from Knifemaking for personal reasons. From the high quality of this superb knife he will be a great loss to knifemaking. Forged from a vintage Nicholson file ( Salsi told me that modern day files are only case hardened and not really suitable for forging - and older Nicholson files have a very high carbon content ) the blade has been given a blued finish and differentail heat quench, which shows a prominent temper line. Given the high carbon content, this knife would cut as good as it looks ! Handled in European (Red) deer antler, with a brass guard and coloured spacers.

The sheath looks every bit as good as the knife, with it's chequered finish. If you were to only have one example of a Forged knife in your collection, this would be a perfect choice. Blade: 4 7/8". Oal: 10".

New from maker. 

STUART MITCHELL. UK

STUART MITCHELL "STEAK KNIFE SET". Pre-owned but unused. Please email for details. £975 inc. UK p&p. (A set made by Stuart at today's price would be £1,500 ) NEW PRICE: £825 inc. UK p&p

SOLD MURRAY CARTER. MS. "MAMMOTH IVORY NECK KNIFE".A rare chance to buy a hand forged knife by ABS Mastersmith, Murray Carter (www.cartercutlery.com). This knife was made by Murray himself and is not one of his "Muteki" stamped models ( which themselves are great knives ). Featuring a San-Mai steel blade with a White No.1 steel core, this knife is the very essence of sharpness ! There are those who say that Murray makes some of the sharpest knives in the world and when you read his background you will understand why. Handled in 'drop dead gorgeous' MAMMOTH ivory ( I did not have a background picture of a Mammoth - hence the elephant :) ) with s/s and mosaic pins. Blade (from tip to handle):4" Oal: 7 1/2". Complete with a kydex neck sheath, also by Murray.

Out of my own Collection. Mint cond. 

SOLD ALAN WOOD "Designed-on-Grinder".

This knife is a total 'one-off' by Alan and he's called it a  "Designed-on-Grinder". Alan has just let his creative juices flow while at his grinding machine - and shaped this knife accordingly ! The end result is a lovely piece of work with a semi-skinner blade in damasteel, textured bolster and a handle of polished Pere David antler, set off by red liners.

Blade: 3.25" Oal: 7.25" Complete with light brown pouch sheath.

Brand new from Alan. 

SOLD ALAN WOOD "DELUXE FIGHTER".

A truly superb example of Alan's knifemaking skills, from my own Collection. This knife bears the AWood - England logo, so one might say a "vintage Alan Wood". However, the grinds on this knife are a joy to behold as is the hand rubbed finish. Coupled with premium Desert Ironwood and intricate Celtic engraving of the highest quality, makes for one of the finest knives I have had the pleasure of owning and is comparable to work by any World Class Maker. Complete with a brown leather sheath, also by Alan. Mint condition. 

I was talking to one of the UK's very best engravers at the Midland Game Fair, who reliably informed me that to duplicate the quality of this engraving at today's prices, would be in excess of £1000 !!

SOLD GEOFF HAGUE "DAMASCUS HUNTER". Nr.mint cond. Commission sale.

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "LONG BORDERS".

Another Masterpiece from Alan. This is his Borders Hunter but with a longer blade "tricked out" in stunning Damasteel and 150 yr. old Indian Antler !  All set off by red liners, a central mosaic pin and textured bolsters. Blade: 5" Oal: 9.75". Comes with a walnut dyed leather swivel sheath. This is a knife that would grace any Collection - or Hunting trip ! Brand new from Alan. 

 

R. HARRINGTON. UK

SOLD ROGER HARRINGTON "DELUXE BUSHCRAFT- EXCLUSIVE" 

Roger Harrington is the Founder of the well established and successful Bison Bushcraft, but is an equally skilled knifemaker - and this has to be one of his very finest efforts ! I believe this knife is a "one-off" to showcase Roger's talents - and that of Andy Miles, the Engraver ( who has worked on H&H guns). Together they have produced an exceptional knife, with a blade of Damasteel, complimented by polished stag & black liners and, of course, Andy's superb intricate engraving. Blade:3.5" Oal:8.25"

This knife was originally offered for sale by Roger for £1200

Mint condition.

M. DI PACO ITALY

SOLD M. DI PACO "SAN MAI HUNTER"   Among the many tables at the recent Belgium Knife Show was Milko Di Paco. Having previously sold one of his knives, I was very aware of the quality of his work, so it was a pleasure to actually meet the man himself. Milko is a Master Knifemaker in the Italian Knifemakers Guild and thankfully (for me !) speaks perfect English - and we both shared the common language of Knives ! This knife was the pick of his table and is a stunning example of his work. With a 6 3/4" 'San Mai' (laminated) blade - 440C core steel - and a spectacular 'hamon', this is a blade that would certainly start a conversation ! Excellent fit & finish with a brass guard, mammoth ivory and goldfield (wood) and a mammoth butt cap to complete the package. Oal. 12". I have had the pleasure and privilege to sell some truly spectacular knives on this website and this is one of them ! 

Brand new. 

MR. ITOU JAPAN

SOLD  MR. ITOU "DROPPED HUNTER" 

This Mr Itou Hunter has a blade of hammer forged R2 Damascus (R2 powdered high-speed tool steel as it's core,hardened to HRc62, which is then forged-sandwiched between 32 layers of stainless damascus). The handle is stunning Mammoth TOOTH, set off by red liners and mosaic pins, with a N/S guard. A deluxe Hunter to take on your next trip or the Star of a Collection.
 Oal: 9 1/4" Blade: 4 1/2". Also comes with a very well made, tooled leather sheath. Commission sale.
R.E. BROWN S/AFRICA

SOLD Rob E. Brown. I think few would argue that among South Africa's Knifemakers none are better than Rob E. Brown, who strives to make Investor-Class knives. One of the stalwarts of S/A knifemakers, he has perfected his craft to the point where it is now near flawless ! This particular knife is so perfectly made that at first I thought it was an Integral - it is that good ! A 3 3/4"mirror polished ATS34 blade with Ebony grips and a very nicely executed two-tone guard puts the finishing touch to this gorgeous knife, with an oal of 8 1/2". There is a Buffalo hide sheath that accompanies the knife. This knife is pre-owned and is in near mint condition. A rare chance to buy an example of Rob's work. 

STEFAN HOFBERG SWEDEN

SOLD  Stefan Hofberg. I know very little about this Swedish knifemaker other than, on the evidence of this knife, that he is a first class artist. As typical of the style, the laminated hand forged damascus blade is made by another maker - in this case, Kent Andersson. Everything else has been crafted by Stefan, including the scrimshawed Serpent on the Reindeer spacer. The wood is stabilised Alder root which sandwiches the deer spacers and copper. This is a stunning knife which would grace any collection but would equally be at home on your belt.

 

R. W. LOVELESS USA

SOLD  R. W. "Bob" Loveless.   Wow! What do I need to say. A privilege to sell a knife by the Legendary Bob Loveless. This is his Classic Dropped Hunter (his most famous model) in green micarta and 154CM stainless steel - Bob's favourite combination.

 Mint, unused condition. 

R. W. LOVELESS USA

SOLD  R. W. "Bob" Loveless.  A semi-skinner model from Bob's extensive range featuring the very highly desired and much sought after double "Naked Lady" logo. Handled in very nice stag with, again, 154CM steel but does show some "tarnishing" in the solder joint.

Loveless knives are something of a rarity in the UK and will give pride of ownership whether in a collection or on a belt!

Unused, near mint condition. 

NOBU. JAPAN

SOLD  Nobuhiro Yamamoto. I have included this knife in the High-End section as it's hard to see how it could be made any better! Excellent fit and finish and perfectly matched Premium quality, gorgeous Sambar stag handle. Nobuhiro is a member of the Prestigious Japan Knife Guild and and like most Japanese knifemakers is a great fan of Bob Loveless. This model is one of Bob's Lamb Hunters and comes with a equally well made Loveless style sheath. Mirror finished 3+1/8" ATS34 blade, stainless steel bolsters.Oal: 7+1/4". Brand new from Nobuhiro at the Blade Show.  

E. JAY HENDRICKSON USA

SOLD E. Jay Hendrickson.  One of the VERY best American Mastersmiths.

This hunter has a hand-forged blade of 5160 carbon steel with a handle of Curly Maple, complete with silver wire inlay in a Celtic pattern. The sheath is, perhaps, even more spectacular with matching sculptured Maple and leather. A truly stunning package !

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10/04/2018

Lovely Alan Wood knife added in HUNTING

08/04/2018

A very nice selection of Alan Wood knives added in HIGH END & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy. (while we still can !) 

 

01/04/2018.

Wishing a happy Bank Holiday to one and all.

I have posted some exceptional knives in HIGH END/BUSHCRAFT and HUNTING. Details to follows asap ( please feel free to email in the meantime ).

Enjoy !

 

28/03/2018

Since last weekend's Show, I have been busy playing "catch-up" on my emails and enquiries but finally got around to putting on some great knives in - UTILITY,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy.

 

18/03/2018

After a week of having the builders in, it's nice to 'reclaim' the house back and get on with some business !

Knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, a lovely double set by Alan Wood in HUNTING and a real bargain in BUSHCRAFT. Also have added a great book on Randall Made Knives in UTILITY for anyone wishing to know more about these fine knives.

 

04/03/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email for details if needed.

 

27/02/2018

Two stunning stag handled Hunters added in HUNTING & HIGH CLASS KNIVES.

 

26/02/2018

A superb 'Trapper' folder by World Class maker, E. Pena added in HIGH CLASS FOLDERS. Enjoy.

 

22/02/2018

A lovely "3-finger" knife added in UTILITY

 

21/02/2018

A very nice Artic Fox by Alan Wood added in  BUSHCRAFT

 

18/02/2018

Some hard to find and sought after knives added in UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.

ENJOY.

 

14/02/2018.

Two great knives by the late Steve Wade Cox available in BUSHCRAFT.

 

13/02/2018

A fine folder from Strasbourg for sale in FOLDERS. 

 

11/02/2018

Still playing 'catch-up' with my emails but have posted a stunning forged knife from the European Show in HIGH END KNIVES.

 

06/02/2018

It's been very quiet on here recently as I have been to the European Knife Show, held in Strasbourg, France.

Met some great people and made several good contacts - as well as spending too much money ! All well spent however, as I will be presenting for sale some very fine knives from European Makers over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I am busy catching up on emails and enquiries ( thanks for your patience ).

 

22/01/2018

Two lovely, mint knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING. (details to follow asap). ENJOY.

 

17/01/2018

Vintage Puma knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

 

15/01/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

Details to follow asap.

ENJOY.

 

07/01/2018

 

Starting the New Year with a couple of Alan Woods in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY  and a super rare PUMA in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

01/01/2018

I trust an enjoyable Xmas was had by all. It has been quiet on here as I spent the holiday visiting friends in Slovenia ( cold weather but warm friendship ! ).

May I thank all my customers for your continued support and interest and (Government permiting !! ) I look forward to offering more fine knives for your enjoyment in 2018.

A very Happy New Year to one and all.

 

11/12/2017

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP