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 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. £475 inc. UK p&p

ROB BAYLEY "S4-SURVIVAL KNIFE".

SALE PENDING

Another opportunity to buy one of these superbly made knives.

Spec. is the same as shown on previously sold S4 ( below )

Commission sale. £900 inc. UK p&p New Price - £825 inc.UK p&P

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 G.R. MULLER "CAMP KNIFE". details to follow. £425 inc. UK p&p

SOLD ALAN WOOD "Damascus M.A.K.".

SOLD GEOFF HAGUE "DAMASCUS HUNTER". Nr.mint cond. Commission sale. £485 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. Even so, the demand proved so great that Rob closed his order book some years ago to cope with the backlog of orders. 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.

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.

TREEMAN KNIVES. USA

SOLD TREEMAN KNIVES "TROUT & BIRD". 

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

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "SUB-HILT FIGHTER".

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. £450 inc UK p&p

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 South Africa

SOLD  ROB BROWN "GENTS LAMB UTILITY"  Another stunning, flawless knife from the workshop of one of South African's  VERY Top Makers - few would ague that this is superb, both in materials and workmanship! The 3"blade is of Damasteel and has been highly polished by Rob (at source) as his logo is still sharp. The bolsters are Rob's "trademark" two-tone with a 9ct. gold strip inlaid (the handle pins are also 9ct gold ! ) and the exhibition grade Pearl is gorgeous. To set this off, Rob has applied a hand filed "rope" pattern to the whole of the tang around the knife. Oal 7 1/4". Come complete with a Buffalo hide sheath. MINT COND.

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.  

G. HAGUE UK

SOLD Geoff Hague. This absolutely STUNNING knife is one that Geoff presented when he applied for membership to the Prestigeous American Knifemakers Guild several years ago. Geoff is, as far as I am aware, the only UK maker to have been accepted into the Guild - quite an honour !  Premium pearl handle with 3 Gold (!) pins and subtle engraving on the guard, with a hand rubbed satin finished 2 1/4"blade. Oal 5 1/2". Superb quality - it doesn't get any better ! 

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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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