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 -

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

( including very rare T-shirt )

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

SOLD LEE BENNETT. UK. 

A wonderful example from the now, sadly, deceased maker Lee Bennett and a fitting tribute to just how talented a Maker he was. This is called the "Missing Link" and made for a customer using a blade from a batch for McQBushcraft (who Lee made a few knives for). The steel is 3mm RWL34 and the handle is Black Ash Burl with mosaic pins and red liners. Along with this superb knife is an equally stunning sheath, designed along the lines of Rob Bayley's excellent leatherwork.        

This is the first example of Lee's work that I have seen/handled, as I never actually got around to meeting him, which I now regret. He is another truly gifted UK Knifemaker that will be greatly missed. RIP. 

Blade: 4-1/2" Oal: 9-1/4". Mint, unused condition.

Commission sale. New price. £485 inc. UK p&p

CRK. USA. "NKONKA".

A superb example of this now discontinued model from Chris Reeves. As I'm sure most of you know, these knives are machined from a solid piece of A2 steel, making them the most "bomb proof" hollow handle knives on the market as there are no joins or welds. Chris is the innovator of this type of knife having first started making them in his native South Africa, before moving to the USA, where he now resides

( his S/African stamped knives now sell for 'big' money). All of these knives, in their various models, are now much sought after since being discontinued some years ago and this Nkonka model is one of the best, complete with an excellent screwdriver set, which is removable.

If you have never seen - or handled - one of these knives before, then you will be very impressed indeed if you purchase this knife.

Blade: 7-1/2".Oal: 12-1/2"

Mint, unused cond. with extra Kydex sheath and box & papers.

£750 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".  

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. £450 inc. UK p&p.

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. 

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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     IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

  Due to the ever increasing interest in this website, I find myself struggling to answer queries & emails as promptly as I would like. Because this is still a part-time venture and I like to offer a personal, one on one service, time is sometimes an issue - so please accept my apologies in advance for any delays in replying. I will reply as soon as possible and, as always, strive to offer a professional service. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and custom.

 

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10/06/2019

Price adjustment on several knives in most categories.

( & luxury watches ).

02/06/2019

Lovely to catch up with customers & friends at last weekend's show. Hope you managed to avoid the holiday traffic !

Two 'rare' knives added in UTILITY. Enjoy.

 

19/05/2019

Busy preparing for this coming weekend's Show       (see Show calendar for details). Looking forward to meeting customers old & new. Let me know if you want any knives in particular bringing along.

Have a safe journey, one and all.

17/05/2019

Unique knife added in HUNTING

08/05/2019

Knives added in UTILITY, HIGH END FOLDERS & HIGH END KNIVES.

Enjoy.

 

28/04/2019

Two rare knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

22/04/2019

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

 

14/04/2019

Finally settled in our new home ( although still surrounded by unopened boxes ! ) and have worked my way through most of the 100&1 things that come with moving house. Now in the process of replying to emails and enquiries and hope to have new knives up for sale soon.

Thank you again, one and all, for your patience.

 

 IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE.

From Thursday 28th March, due to moving house, it will not be possible to contact me for a while. I hope to be re-connected and "up and running" asap.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

 

 

 

24/03/2019

New knife from Tom Weldon in HUNTING.

Stunning knife from the Legendary Tony Bose in

HIGH END FOLDERS.

10/03/2019

CRK added in HIGH END plus a very nice Ltd.Ed. in FOLDERS.

03/03/2019

Stunning knives added in HIGH END & UTILITY

 

24/02/2019

Randall Knives added in UTILITY & OMEGA added in LUXURY WATCHES.

20/02/2019

Knives added in HIGH END, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

17/02/2019

Traditional knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

Coming soon - RANDALL #1 Collection + rare Rob Bayley knives.

13/02/2019

TAKEDA (Japan) knife added in HUNTING

11/02/2019

Adding knives and spec. has been a little "hit & miss" of late due to the fact I am in the process of moving house, coupled with an increase in enquiries. I appreciate your patience as I have some great knives to add. Thank you.

 

07/02/2019

Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY

 

30/01/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT

13/01/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS

10/01/2019

Two lovely vintage PUMA WAIDBLATT added in UTILITY.

06/01/2019

Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT

 

01/01/2019

January Sales !

Throughout January, I will be reducing the price on certain items in all CATEGORIES.

Stop by on a regular basis and see if you are tempted?

A very Happy & Prosperous New Year to everyone !

 

30/12/2018

Glycine Automatic  added in LUXURY WATCHES.

 

23/12/2018

May I thank all my customers for your continued custom (& friendship) throughout this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to offering more quality knives in 2019.

Thank you one and all !

 

19/12/2018

Mr. Itou drop point added in HUNTING

16/12/2018

A nice selection of knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email in the meantime. Thank you.

 

09/12/2018

Knives added in HIGH END Folders, FOLDERS and a 

BUSHCRAFT BONANZA !!!

 

03/12/2018

Knives added in Hunting & Bushcraft.

Enjoy.

 

28/11/2018

Woodlore profile added in BUSHCRAFT

BREMONT watch added in LUXURY WATCHES.

Knives added in HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

NEW MAKER Profile added.

25/11/2018

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

 

19/11/2018

Damascus Hunter added in HUNTING.

Price reduction in HIGH END FOLDERS

18/11/2016

Two knives from the Belgium Show added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

Enjoy.

16/11/2018

It's been quiet on here of late as I have been over in Belgium, at the Belgium Knife Show, Gembloux.

A great show with excellent makers. Bought some superb knives which will appear on the site over the coming weeks.  :-)

Busy now replying to emails.

Thanks for your patience.

 

05/11/2018

New knives added in Bushcraft.

 

24/10/2018

Superb PAUL MASON knife added in HIGH END KNIVES

Joel Chamblin knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS.

22/10/2018

NEW KNIVES ADDED IN 

BOWIES.

 

14/10/2018

Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

10/10/2018

Really busy dealing with customer's orders - but will be putting new knives up asap !

 

30/09/2018

Lots of knives to be added this week, starting with FOLDERS & BOWIE KNIVES.

 

26/09/2018

A lovely Glycine Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.

24/09/2018

Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and concerns. Feeling better each and every day and still busy catching up on emails & enquiries - but I have some lovely knives ready to go up for sale, starting with a stunning knife from Alan Wood in UTILITY. 

Thanks for your patience.

 

16/09/2018

I must offer my sincere apologies to anyone who travelled to the Midland expecting to meet me there.

Unfortunately, I was admitted into hospital last Thursday as an emergency and was not discharged until Sunday. Still feeling less than 100% but happy to be back home although sad I missed the Game Fair.

Sorry again to anyone who had a wasted journey.

ps.

Thank you to a still wonderful NHS for looking after me.

 

09/09/2018

Two very hard to find knives in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

         Busy getting ready for the Midland Game Fair ( see Show calendar for details ).

Looking forward to seeing customers old & new there.

Have a safe journey.

 

04/09/2018

Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

02/09/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

 

19/08/2018

Knives added in FOLDERS & a stunning Jerry Fisk in HIGH END Knives.

 

15/08/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.

Enjoy !

 

12/08/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.

Thank you.

 

06/08/2018

A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.

 

31/08/2018

Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT

29/07/2018

Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.

Enjoy.

 

23/07/2018

Knives added in CLEARANCE

 

17/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY

16/07/2018

SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING

 

10/07/2018

Alan Wood added in HUNTING.

08/07/2018

More knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT

ENJOY.

 

01/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT. Details to be added asap.

 

27/06/2018

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP