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 -

RUFFIN JOHNSON. USA (Deceased) 'Semi-Skinner'.

Stunning knife !  details added asap.

Mint, unused condition. £750 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD GEOFF HAGUE. "BOOT KNIFE".

Stunning work from Geoff ! Sheer Perfection.

Exhibition Grade MOP with Gold Pins.

Please email for details. Whoever buys this knife will be as impressed as I am.

Mint, as new condition. 

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

Well, I guess I don't need to explain who Tony Bose was but to those who are unfamiliar with his work, you could say he was wholely responsible for "re-igniting" interest in the Traditional Folder genre ! Now sadly deceased, he is considered by many to be a true "Legend" and the demand for his knives has only increased since his untimely passing.

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

THIS KNIFE HAS COME BACK TO ME FROM THE ORIGINAL BUYER WHO IS THINNING OUT HIS COLLECTION - NOW WITH A 'WILFRED WORKS' BASEBALL CAP, ALSO SIGNED BY TONY, INCLUDED.

Mint condition - a real Collector Set. £POR.

PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "LANNY'S CLIP -Fixed Blade".

Please email for details.

Mint, as new condition. NEW PRICE:£475 inc. UK p&p.

PAUL MASON. ENGLAND. "SEMI-SKINNER"

While Paul is renowned for his top quality folders, he also makes a fixed blade from time to time and this semi-skinner exhibits the same quality as his folders, with perfect 'fit & finish'. The steel is his preferred premium RWL34 stainless and the handle is dyed Box Elder, with blue liners and s/steel pins. The sheath, made by his wife Jan, is also of the same high quality with a contrasting insert. Blade: 3-1/4 inches. Oal: 8 inches.

Mint, as new condition. NEW PRICE: £565 inc. UK p&p.

SOLD D.F.KRESSLER. GERMANY. "NO.1 INTEGRAL".

Stunning work by Deitmar ! Please email for details of this amazing knife from the World's No.1 Maker of Integrals.

Superb condition.

SOLD  R.A. FRAZIER. USA. "RICK B. FIELDS Scrimshaw".

Details added asap. 

Stunning work !  

SOLD GEORGE HERRON (DECEASED). USA.  "PROTOTYPE MODEL".

To those who may not know, George Herron was one of the 'Giants' of Custom Knifemaking, ranking alongside the likes of Bob Loveless and Bill Moran to name but two. His knives exhibited a style that was instantly recognisable, a sign of a true Master of his craft, one who specialised in hunting and fighting knives. A member of the "Cutlery Hall of Fame" and a previous President of the Knifemakers Guild, he also founded the South Carolina Knifemakers Guild and his knives were always sought after and now even more so since his passing in 2007.

Possibly one for the Connoisseur, this knife is - to my knowledge - the last design George was working on prior to his demise and is the prototype for this model. The blade is mirror polished, with s/steel fittings and a handle of bone, with black liners. Blade: 2-7/8 inches. Oal: 6-1/2 inches.

Superb workmanship, with its original sheath that George had experimented with a Clip fastener. This knife is out of my own collection and I will also include the Catalogue with the sale.

Mint, unused condition.

SOLD ANDY WOOD. UK. "FIRST BLOOD".

Andy Wood (not to be confused with UK knifemaker, Alan Wood) is recognised worldwide as one of the premier Makers for this particular knife, using the same methods as the original maker, Jimmy Lile. I understand that Andy actually owns some of the originals of this knife so expect an accurate copy, true down to the last detail, with a quality that has to be seen to be appreciated. This is a chance to own one of the most famous Movie knives ever, as immortalized by Sly Stallone in his first John Rambo film. A truly spectacular knife !

( a search on YouTube will show other examples of this superb knife ).

Mint, unused condition.

SOLD RANDALL MADE KNIVES. USA. "Miniature Model 25".

Throughout their long history, Randall have made an occassional Miniature of their best selling models but in 1996 they made a miniature of their popular Model 25 Hunting knife, which was made in a limited number of 1500. These miniature #25's sold as fast as Randall could make them, prompting a further series of models spread out over the following years, in what has become known as 'Modern Day Miniatures'. These Miniatures have a coded Transponder Chip inserted into the handle at the time of manufacture, to avoid the problem of counterfeit miniatures (unscrupulous tricksters were known to grind down a full-size #25 to miniature proportions to fool collectors and make money, such was the demand). Genuine Randall Mini #25's can be verified by Randall, who have a transponder reader. In order to help prevent counterfeits, following miniatures of Randall Models were also stamped on the blade with a "M" (for miniature)

This particular example is one of the very first made and very desirable.

Long sold out, these Mini 25's can sell for over $1700 in the States

Oal: 6-3/4 inches. Mint condition. 

SOLD ALAN WOOD. "Stretched MINI HUNTER".

A super upgrade on Alan's very popular ( and famous ) Mini Hunter model. Not only has he lengthened the blade but has also gone 'full on' with the materials ! The Damasteel blade is completed by a Mokume (which is a brass & copper damascus) bolster and to complete the upgrade, the handle is Mammoth Ivory ! A knife anyone would be proud to either have in a Collection or take out into the field - where, no doubt, it would be the envy of the other shooters. Complete with a brown leather 'Calvary' style sheath. Blade: 3-1/4". Oal: 7-1/2". 

New from maker. 

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 !!

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.
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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14/07/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & STALKING.

07/07/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, STALKING & RANDALL MADE.

30/06/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & RANDALL MADE.

23/06/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

16/06/2024

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & STALKING.

09/06/2024

ALAN WOOD knives added in STALKING plus a very rare knife added in BUSHCRAFT.

02/06/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & STALKING.

26/05/2024

Back home from 'Coutellia' in Thiers, France. Billed as the biggest Knife Show in the world - and they just might be right !

New knives added next week.

05/05/2024

Two Classics added in BUSHCRAFT.

28/04/2024

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & HIGH END KNIVES, including knives from Tony & Reese Bose.

21/04/2024

Knives added in HIGH-END FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

14/04/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

07/04/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

31/03/2024

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT

24/03/2024

RM/SWC Bushcraft Bonanza !

17/03/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

10/03/2024

No knives added this week as I have been travelling to see my mother, who is 95 and still going strong !

03/03/2024

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

25/02/2024

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

19/02/2024

Knives added in HUNTING.

11/02/2024

Two rare and unique knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS & UTILITY.

04/02/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

JANUARY SALE extended until 18/02/2024.

28/01/2024

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

21/01/2024

Stunning stag handled knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

14/01/2024

More knives added to my JANUARY SALE, along with further reductions on some knives.

07/01/2024

Various knives in all Sections reduced in my JANUARY SALE. Hope you may find something to tempt you !

31/12/2023

Wishing everyone a Very Happy & Healthy New Year.

January Sale on selected knives starting 7/1/2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          In Memoriam

23/11/2020

TONY BOSE. USA.

A true Legend. I am proud to have known and met him. The Knifemaking world is a lesser place without him.

15/12/2016

STEPHEN WADE COX - A terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP