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
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
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 ALAN WOOD. "ALASKAN".
Indian Rosewood & Suminagashi steel (VG10 core).
SOLD E.JAY HENDRICKSON. USA. "STAG SKINNER".
One of the truly Great makers of the ABS, Jay has become known for his wire inlay work on his knives. A full-time maker since 1987 and Mastersmith since 1989, his time and efforts in promoting the American Bladesmith Society are well known and his work is revered and much sought after. Having met Jay, I can also tell you he is a very fine Gentleman. Jay's knives are not often encounted here in the UK and this is a very nice example. Forged from 5160 steel, this knife dates back to 2004 but has never been used. The handle is a combination of Sambar stag and maple, with silver wire inlay. Not often mentioned, but Jay's sheaths are on a par with his superb knife skills. A fine piece that will a great addition to any Collection.
THE "HOLY TRINITY".
SOLD RAY MEARS/ALAN WOOD. "WOODLORE".
SOLD ALAN WOOD. "WOODLORE PROFILE".
SOLD JACKLORE. "CLASSIC".
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.
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 "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.
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.
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
SOLD MR. ITOU "DROPPED HUNTER"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.
A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.
Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.
Knives added in CLEARANCE
Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY
SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING
Alan Wood added in HUNTING.
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Wow ! Back home from a really busy KnivesUK Show. Lovely to meet up with customers old & new - hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Picked up a LOT of knives, which will be appearing over the next few weeks. Stay Tuned !
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.