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 knifemakers craft.

 

Please enjoy the following knives

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

SOLD ALAN WOOD "Damascus M.A.K.".

ROB BAYLEY "S4-SURVIVAL KNIFE".

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

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.

GEOFF HAGUE UK

SOLD  GEOFF HAGUE.  A superb example of a Hunter by Geoff. For those of you not familiar with Geoff Hague, he is at the very top of the tree when it comes to UK knifemakers ( along with one or two others ) and his work stands comparison with anyone. To my knowledge, he is the only UK knifemaker to be accepted into the prestigeous American Knifemakers Guild. A fixed blade by Geoff is hard to come by as he now mainly makes high-class folders. This particular knife has a wonderful "bark" ivory handle, which I presume is Mammoth as Geoff  refuses to use Elephant, set off by 22carat gold pins !! The blade is ATS34 stainless steel, with a nickel silver guard. A nice touch is the hidden thong hole. Complete with a top quality black leather sheath, also made by Geoff. Oal 8 3/4" - blade 4"  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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13/0813/08/2017

Back with you - knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & UTILITY

( including a potential D.I.Y. project ? ).

Thanks for looking.

 

06/08/2017

Slight delay in putting up new knives due to an unexpected plumbing problem ( household - not me !! )  :)

 

23/07/2017

Some very rare and collectable knives for your perusal this week in UTILITY, FOLDERS & BOWIES. Enjoy.

 

16/07/2017

Knives added in

FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & UTILITY.

Thank you again for your patience regarding the lack of details - still playing 'catch-up' with emails/enquiries.

 

02/07/2017

It seems forever since I added knives to the website, so I thank you for your patience.

I have some wonderful knives to add over the coming weeks and a sample are shown in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HIGH END KNIVES.

(details to be added asap but please feel free to email in the meantime).

 

18/06/2017

Back down to business after a lovely 2 week holiday. :-)

No time to add new knives (unfortunately) as I am busy catching up on my email backlog - and preparing for next weekend's KnivesUK. Looking forward to seeing anyone making the journey ( please let me know if there is a particular knife you wish to see to save any disappointment ).

Have a safe trip and stay cool !

 

21/05/2017

Getting ready (again) for my next show - The Phoenix

(please let me know if you are attending and would like to see a particular knife).

I have added two very desirable knives in HIGH-END knives : another S4 by Rob Bayley plus a stunner from Alan Wood.

 

14/05/2017

Lovely to chat with everyone who stopped by my table at the NNS - always nice to put faces to names. Back down to business now and some great knives in FOLDERS, UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT. 

 

30/04/2017

No knives added this week as I am preparing for next week-end's Northern Shooting Show - hopefully see some of you there.

It will also give me a chance to catch up on the spec. on existing knives. Thank you.

 

23/04/2017

Trust everyone enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday and now back with a very nice selection to peruse over in UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT - and even LUXURY WATCHES !

 

09/04/2017

A very nice knife by Ansoknives in FOLDERS and a 'Classic' by Alan Wood in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

02/04/2017

Two discontinued knives added in UTILITY and two very nice Ben Orford folders in BUSHCRAFT.

Thanks everyone for your patience.

 

26/03/2017

Sorry, no knives added this week as I have been enjoying the company of my dear old Mom.

Please feel free to email for any spec. on existing knives in the meantime.

 

19/03/2017

Back to business after a short break - and with a couple of stunning knives to savour in Hunting & Bushcraft. Enjoy.

 

05/03/2017

A busy week this week   with Commission knives added in -

UTILITY, FOLDERS,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT !

Going to take me a while to add all the spec. but please email me for any details in the meantime. Thank you.

 

26/02/2017

A nice selection this week, including a vintage Puma in UTILITY, all you might need from a Hunting knife in FOLDERS and an example of one of the world's classic knives in BUSHCRAFT. 

 

19/02/2017

Getting back to normal after the Shooting Show - thank you to everyone who stopped by at my table.

This week we have a very nice Chris Reeve Knives in HIGH END FOLDERS and a classic Bushcraft knife, direct from Alan Wood at the Show, in BUSHCRAFT.

 

05/02/2017

Only one knife this week as I am busy getting ready for the Shooting Show - but what a knife! See HIGH-END Knives.

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to the Show.

Have a safe journey.

 

29/01/2017

A Ltd.Ed. Marbles posted in Hunting and a rare offering by Alan Wood in UTILITY.

Enjoy.

 

22/01/2017.

Two very nice folders posted this week - including a stunning Rockstead. Check out FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.

 

15/01/2017.

Two hard to come by knives added in BUSHCRAFT, including an interesting concept from "across the pond".

Rob Bayley "S4" now available again in HIGH-END KNIVES.

 

08/01/2017

Two knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY.

Still working on adding spec. to outstanding knives but feel free to email for any details. Thank you & ENJOY.

 

02/01/2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !

To start off the New Year, I have posted some very desirable knives in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & BOWIES.  Enjoy.

 

18/12/2016

No knives being added as I am busy dealing with Christmas orders and enquiries. 

May I take this opportunity however, to wish all my customers - new & old - a very "Merry Christmas" and thank every one of you for your continued patronage and words of encouragement. It's been a great year and I'm already looking forward to offering more quality knives in 2017.

 

15/12/2016.

I have just heard about the terribly sad news that Stephen Wade Cox has passed away. A terrific knifemaker and really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

My condolences to his family and friends.

                  RIP

 

04/12/2016

Xmas now approaching fast - hopefully there will be something to "treat yourself" to over the next few weeks. :-)

A Middleton Bowie available in BOWIES ( sadly, now retired - see description)

and a very nicely handled knife by B. Garland in BUSHCRAFT.