HIGH-END KNIVES FOR SALE -

Similar to High-End folders, these are knives made by some of the very best Makers in the world of Knifemaking. 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 example of the Knifemaker's craft.

 

Please enjoy the following knives -

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "WHITETAIL".

details to follow. Brand new from Maker. £525 inc. UK p&p

SOLD ALAN WOOD."COWBOY BOWIE".

A rare departure from the usual working knives that Alan offers. This is a superb example of all the skills acquired over the '30 odd' years Alan has been a professional knifemaker, from the hand rubbed finish on the blade, the premium Desert Ironwood handle, fitting of the guard and pommel, the grinds, etc. etc. and not least of all, a very well made sheath to compliment the knife. Blade: 6 inches Oal: 11-1/4 inches.

Brand new from Alan at this years KnivesUK Show. 

SOLD TONY BOSE. USA. "DESK KNIFE - PROTOTYPE".

Well, I guess I don't need to explain who Tony Bose is but to those who are unfamiliar with his work, you could say he is wholely responsible for "re-igniting" interest in the Traditional Folder genre ! Now approaching his senior years, and considered by many to be a "Living Legend", he hasn't taken orders for a long while, which makes his work even harder to come by.

This is the PROTOTYPE (!!) for his Desk Knife - a version of which is made by Case Knives - and is out of my own Collection. Tony made the knife from 154CM and handled it in gorgeous Mammoth Ivory ( a material he doesn't often use ). The sheath is made by Kerry Hampton and last time I met Tony ( at the Blade Show ) we spoke about this knife when I showed him and he kindly offered to sign the sheath for me. Blade: 3 inches. Oal: 6-1/2 inches

Mint condition - a real Collector piece. POR.

J. BEHRING (TREEMAN KNIVES). USA. "TROUT & BIRD".

( including very rare T-shirt )

Please email for details. £395 inc. UK p&p

SOLD ANDY MARTLAND. UK. "BOWIE/FIGHTER".

I can say with all honesty, this is the best knife that I, personally, have seen from Andy - and shows what a loss to UK Knifemaking his is now that he has stopped making knives.

This Bowie/Fighter showcases all his skills, including his superb leatherwork. Lovely fit & finish, with a stainless steel guard and spacers. Handled in Californian Buckeye Burl, if you do not have one of Andy's knives in your collection, then you could not do better than this. Blade: 6". Oal: 11".  

SOLD SHARMAN KNIVES. UK. "CLIP POINT HUNTER".

A rising young star on the UK Knifemaking scene, I first met Wendon Sharman and his lovely wife at KnivesUK, where I was blown away by the quality of his work - and I was not the only one, as he took home the Award for Best Fixed Blade at the Show !

Enamoured with forging, his skills at making damascus are amazing and anyone buying this knife will not be disappointed. The attention to detail is evident in his work and like the very best Makers, I suspect he is his own worst critic. The knives high quality sheaths are made by him, stamped with patterns from dies he also makes himself !

Along with Steve Nowacki, we are blessed to have two truly great Knife Forgers here in the UK and I believe that Wendon is now an ABS Apprentice Smith, with a great future ahead of him.

Along with other newcomers like Tom Weldon, the future of Knifemaking in the UK is looking decidedly rosy ! All that is needed are customers to support these very talented people.

Blade: 5-1/2" Mosaic Twist damascus. Oal: 10". Handle: Koa wood with hot blued fittings.

Brand new from Maker. 

SOLD SteveWadeCox. "30yr. Anniversary Knife".

details in BUSHCRAFT section. £POA.

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "WOODSMAN".

This is the first of this model I have seen by Alan, and may well be one of his new designs ? A medium size belt knife that will appeal to a lot of users - and Collectors, particularly as Alan has given this model the 'Deluxe' treatment with a Damastel blade complimented by a Black Ash burl handle with red liners. Blade: 4-1/2". Oal: 9-1/8". Complete with brown leather Ambi sheath.

New from Maker. 

SOLD PAUL & JAN MASON. UK. "LOVELESS BOOT KNIFE".

Well known for being the UK's premier maker of Slipjoints, perhaps what is not so well known is that Paul is also a huge fan of Bob Loveless - the man and his work. So it's not too surprising that when he takes 'time out' from making exquisite folders and makes a fixed blade, it is one of Bob's masterpieces. This is a truly stunning body of work from Paul, with a mirror finish to the double grind blade and hafted in Exhibition grade Desert Ironwood, complimented by an equally stunning high quality sheath by Jan, which is lined in calf skin. Presented in a lovely display box. A true labour of love by two very talented people. Blade: 4-3/4". Oal: 9-1/2".

Brand new from Makers. POA.

SOLD JERRY FISK. USA. "Integral Hunter".

SOLD J. HALFRICH. TEXAS. USA. "SEMI SKINNER".

Simply a stunningly made knife from Jerry. Any aspiring Knife Maker would look at this as see just how high the 'bar can be set' ! Some knives are beyond criticism - and this is one of them. Complete with an equally stunning sheath by Paul Long (also of Texas), who is one of the World's top sheath makers (if not the Best !) and you can see why I am totally impressed with this package. I believe the steel to be CPM154 and the wood I am unsure of. Blade: 3-1/2". Oal: 7-3/4".

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

SOLD RANDALL MADE KNIVES. USA. "Miniature Model 1".

Miniature Randalls are very popular in the USA, having first been occassionally offered for sale by the Orlando factory in the 1960's and 1970's ( these are very rare and there are fakes about ). Around 1996 onwards, Randall then stated producing a series of miniatures based on their more popular models and included a "micro chip" in the handle to prevent "fakes" being sold as genuine. This Model 1 Miniature was made around 1998 and out of all the Miniatures, the Model 1 is my favourite ! This is a superbly made knife, with excellent grinds and fit & finish - much harder to make than a full size version. Very hard to find. Mint condition. £495 inc. UK p&p

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 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 "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.

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.

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. 

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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11/11/2019

Knives added in HUNTING & BOWIES.

06/11/2019

Knives added in  HIGH END FOLDERS & HUNTING

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Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

09/10/2019

Ltd. Ed. BUCK added in FOLDERS

04/10/2019

Super nice knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

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29/09/2019

Knives added in HUNTING, UTILITY, FOLDERS & CLEARANCE

23/09/2019

Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT

16/09/2019

RM/AW Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT

15/09/2019

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Knives added in HIGH END, HUNTING AND UTILITY.

10/09/2019

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NEW SHOW DATE ADDED ! SANDRINGHAM GAME FAIR Sat. 7th & 8th September.

See SHOW Calendar for details.

 

01/09/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

 

27/08/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

20/08/2019

Hard to find knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT. Also Ltd.Ed.  Seiko added in LUXURY WATCHES.

Knives added to clearance.

15/08/2019

Alan Wood added in Bushcraft

11/08/2019

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

06/08/2019

New category added : BOOKS.

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

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05/08/2019

Busy catching up on emails and enquiries after a few days break but will be adding some superb knives very soon !

30/07/2019

Knives aqdded in BUSHCRAFT & CLEARANCE.

28/07/2019

Tony Bose added in HIGH END Knives.

25/07/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY

15/07/2019

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Middleton Brothers added in UTILITY.

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02/07/2019

Back from a busy KnivesUK. Picked up some great knives including a superb Paul Mason 'Loveless' Steak Knife and a very collectable Alan Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP