UTILITY KNIVES + OTHER KNIVES FOR SALE -

PUMA KNIVES. GERMANY. "WHITE HUNTER".

details to follow. £280 inc. UK p&p.

ALAN WOOD. "DANNY BOY".

A new model from Alan (I forgot to ask him the reason behind the name) but a very useful design, with a clip point blade and handle that is comfortable in a variety of holds. This particular knife is very eye catching with a handle of layered black & grey G10 and a 4" blade from VG10 Laminate. Oal: 8".Complete with a kydex neck sheath, also by Alan. Brand new from Alan. £350 inc. UK p&p

ANTIQUE/VINTAGE Sheffield Boning knives. details to follow. £20 each inc. UK p&p

PUMA. W.GERMANY.

ALAN WOOD. "TREKKER". please email for details.

CHRIS REEVES KNIVES : "NEIL ROBERTS WARRIOR KNIFE".

Named after Navy Seal, Neil Roberts, who was killed in action in Afganistan in 2002, this knife is a fitting tribute. Designed by noted knifemaker/designer William Harsey, this is a very impressive looking knife which is no longer available from CRK. Unfortunately, there is no box or paperwork with this particular knife but that is ofset by the fact that the knife is in unused condition and complete with two sheaths     ( the black leather shows signs of being worn ). Blade : 6.25". Oal : 11.5". Commission sale - £475 inc. UK p&p

 

GUY STAINTHORP "UTILITY-HUNTER". spec to follow. £375 inc. UK p&p.

MIKE LAMPREY "INTEGRAL".

SOLD PUMA KNIVES "TRAIL GUIDE". Made in 1984. AS NEW CONDITION !  

PUMA KNIVES. "SKINNER" . Made in 1982. spec. to follow.

AS NEW CONDITION !  £325 inc. UK p&p. 

BLACKJACK KNIVES USA

BLACKJACK KNIVES LTD "MODEL 1-7 SUB HILT".

A stunning vintage knife made by Blackjack when Mike Stewart was running the operation and before he moved onto Marbles, who in turn made great knives under Mike. When Marbles wanted to make their knives in China, Mike knew it was time to go and promptly set up Bark River - who, no surprise, make great knives for the money. This Model 1-7 is an obvious copy of the famous Randall Model 1 - 7" and is not far short of Randall quality ! Carbon steel 7" blade, brass double guard. black micarta handle and aluminium butt cap. Complete with sheath and box.

AS NEW CONDITION. £285 inc. UK p&p

ALAN WOOD UK

ALAN WOOD "Model 12-OFFICER"  A not often seen model by Alan, this is what he has to say about it in his Catalogue. no5 -" Very popular concealment 'Boot Knife' which has been well received by both users and collectors. Unique blade is 'triple ground' and is shown in right handed form. Design is light, strong and comfortable with the flat handle fitting the palm for a secure grip to maximise length". Blade:3 3/4". Oal:8 1/4". Complete with two sheaths.

Near Mint Cond. £325 inc. UK p&p

ALAN WOOD UK

NEW PRICE - Now £510 inc. UK p&p.

ALAN WOOD "SCAGEL FIGHTER"  Made by Alan for a customer who was fascinated by the knives of William Scagel, this knife is a stunning tribute. As I'm sure is common knowledge to all who visit this website, W. Scagel can be rightly credited with starting the Custom Knife movement in the USA, if for no other reason than he inspired W.D."Bo" Randall - who really did set the Custom Knife world on fire !  A near perfect replica of one of Scagel's Fighters, this knife sports a 6" blade of (I presume) 12c27 s/s. A n/s guard and butt cap sandwich a pinned handle of what looks to be bone or even whale tooth ? Oal 11 1/4". The sheath is what I would call a "pocket pouch" type ie: no belt loop. Pre-owned but kept in a collection. Mint condition. £575  inc UK p&p

Mike Malosh. USA

MIKE MALOSH "SCALPER". Hand forged 01 carbon steel in a "Vintage" style, Mikes work is much sought after in the States and this excellent example of his work shows why.

Excellent work. Complete with Mosher made sheath.

Mint condition - - AS NEW £285 inc UK p&p

J. A. LONEWOLF USA

J. A. LONEWOLF "DAMASCUS HUNTER"  I have to confess to knowing very little about this American maker but I understand he forges his own damascus and does his own scrimshaw - skills which he has undoubtedly mastered, judging by the evidence shown here. Excellent work which is slightly let down by the barely average quality of the sheath. As a collector piece (or user) it will not disappoint !  Blade: 3 3/4". Oal: 8 1/4"   Mint, unused cond. £250 inc UK p&p

L L JONES USA

L L JONES "LOVELESS FIGHTER" spec to follow. £370

SOLD LOFTY WISEMAN "SURVIVAL TOOL" by OAKWOOD SPORT & SURVIVAL LTD. 

AL MAR USA

SOLD AL MAR KNIVES "SERE".  A superb example of this now discontinued 1980's "SERE", complete with the USA Special Forces (Green Berets) motto on the guard. Designed by the late great Al Mar who, after working as Head Designer for Gerber, left and set up his own company. Using his contacts in Japan, from his time with Gerber, he created top quality knives of his own unique design, no doubt with input from his actual experience as a "Green Beret" in Vietnam.

Blade:6" Oal:10 1/2". With black leather sheath.  This knife is out of a Collection and is 'AS NEW'. 

CHRONOS. POLAND

SOLD CHRONOS "AQAMA 11"  On my recent visit to the Belgium Knife Show, one of the many delights was coming across Dawid Has, a young man from Poland with an exceptional talent for knifemaking.

I was immediately impressed with the high standard of his work and am currently working with him on a project which, hopefully, will be the first of many. This knife is one I picked up from his table and is an excellent example of his work. Made from N690 stainless steel with black G10 ( and green liners) this will not disappoint ! Blade : 4 3/4" & Oal : 9". Complete with a very well made Kydex sheath, also made by Dawid.  At the moment Dawid,s work is very competively priced - but I would expect his prices to rise as he become more in demand.

BRAND NEW FROM MAKER. 

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "KEW". The first time I have had one of these models by Alan and, hopefully, not the last. A very ergonomic shape - almost 'organic' in the way it fits into the hand and with an upswept cutting edge but a 'modified wharnecliff' point, I feel this blade could handle a multitude of tasks ! The steel is Premium RWL34 stainless with a handle of Pere David antler (with the 'bark' ground off) set off with red liners. Nickel silver fittings.

Oal: 7". Blade: 3". Complete with brown leather pouch sheath.

Brand new from Alan.

DOZIER KNIVES. USA

 SOLD DOZIER KNIVES "KS-7,WILDERNESS" Bob Dozier can truly be called a Legend in the knifemaking world, having been involved since the very early days (working with A.G. Russell). Now, firmly established as one of America's premier makers, he is renowned for his no-nonsense style of working knives and his mastering of D2 tool steel to get the absolutely best performance from it (he is known as Dr.D2). The Wilderness is designed, with input from Steven Dick - a chap who I greatly respect - to be the one knife that could 'do it all' in a backcountry camping trip. This model is much sought after in the States, partly due to Bob's 3 year waiting list ! Blade:5". Oal:9 7/8".

Pre-owned but in mint cond.

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "LAKES"  Another popular model by Alan, designed by him as a 'camping' knife when he used to do a lot of canoeing. If I could only have one AW knife (heaven forbid!) then it may well be this model - if fact, I have a gorgeous version in damasteel/ivory which sees a lot of use.  This particular knife is amazingly light in the hand due to a 4" flat ground blade, in 3mm random pattern Damasteel and the spectacular Wild Olive wood handle, set off by blue liners and n/silver fittings. Oal. 8 1/4".  Comes with a swivel sheath by Alan. 

Brand new from Alan. 

CRKnives USA

SOLD CHRIS REEVES "PROJECT 1". As I'm sure is well known, these hollow handled knives are machined from a solid billet of A2 steel - a method that took the Knife World by storm when Chris arrived on the scene and one that finally dispelled any fears of weakness between the handle joint and blade on this type of Survival knife. What may not be so well known is that Chris has now discontinued the whole range of 'one piece' knives and as such, these will become more collectable - particularly mint examples like this. This is the non-serrated Project 1 version, complete with sheath, paperwork and box (which has a few 'creases' but no rips). Blade is 7 1/2". Oal is 12 1/2".  Mint, unused.

CHARLES OCHS. USA

SOLD OX FORGE "SPECIAL OPS BOWIE".  A rare chance to own a superb hand forged Fighter/Utility by Mastersmith Charles Ochs, a guy who has been around a while and earned himself an enviable reputation as a Top Maker specialising in 52100 'ball bearing' steel (and damascus). Charles has also worked very closely with the US Navy Seals & Special Forces and his "Special Ops Bowie" is a very desirable knife (he also makes a more basic, simpler, more affordable version to cope with the demand for this model). Charles quotes a 2 year waiting list for this stunning knife. Blade length 8". Oal 13".    Mint, as new cond.

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD  ALAN WOOD " EXPEDITION & BALLARD" 

This is the first time I have had one of Alan's Expedition models to sell - and I am impressed ! This is a knife that certainly lives up to its name and would be a definite asset on any such trip - or in the case of most of us: a camping trip, wilderness or otherwise. Beautifully made with a 6" flat ground blade (most likely 12c27 s/s) and a lovely handle of "antique ivory" micarta set off by red liners, giving an oal of 11" (this is a handful of a knife ! ). This knife has come out of a collection although the sheath has picked up a few light marks (the sheath is a "dangler type" and is made to be worn on the left hand side). Mint condition

SOLD BALLARD (bottom knife, shown with its sheath) 

 

AL MAR USA

SOLD AL MAR "DESERT STORM - COMBAT"  A stunning knife by Al Mar knives ! I believe this model is now discontinued and as such will become harder to get - and you would not get one in better condition than this one. This is a serious knife that could be taken "in harms way" - or simply be admired in a collection. The blade bears the markings of Operation Desert Storm - Jan 1991.

Spec: 8" Blade. Oal:13 1/2". Brass guard, leather stacked handle with s/s pommel.  Complete with sheath (which shows very light handling marks). 

PUMA GERMANY

SOLD PUMA " AUTO MESSER" model.  This is the famous "White Hunter" sold as a "Car Knife" for the motorist - and a rarely seen version. Very much like the WH, it was intended for use as a general camp knife for picnics, etc. It also came with an option for a special plastic scabbard for fitting inside the car for "an emergency: to smash windows, to cut open the roof, to release oneself in case of accident or fire or in deep water".

Apart from the Rio Jacaranda wood handle, it is identical to it's more recognised big brother, even having the same leather sheath. Made in 1978. Quality piece of kit ! Mint, unused cond. (now with original box/paperwork ) 

ALAN WOOD UK

 SOLD  Alan Wood "SHORTY" model. This is only the second time I have had one of these cracking little knives to sell. At first glance, it appears too small to be practical but believe me, after handling this knife it appears capable of performing tasks far in excess of it's size.  Alan is not only a superb knife maker but also a great knife designer ! Oal of 6" and a 2 1/4" blade of 12c27. White Tufnol with nickel silver fitting and a typically top class leather sheath complete the package. Brand new from Alan.

ALAN WOOD UK

SOLD ALAN WOOD "WOODS WALKER". One of the nicest versions I have seen from Alan ! Gorgeous Odin's Eye pattern damasteel blade with a beautiful handle of Ringed Gingee ( which I believe is an Australian wood ) set off with a blue fibre liner and to complete the package, a textured s/s bolster. 4" blade and oal of 8 1/4". Complete with sheath and guarantee.  Brand new from Alan. 

PUMA GERMANY

SOLD  PUMA "BOWIE - 6376". This is the larger bladed version with an 8" blade and with the inscription in Gold lettering ! A truly stunning knife with possibly the best Sambar stag I've seen on a Puma (much, much nicer than my pic shows). I would assume this was made as a Collectors piece as it seems just too nice to use. Dating from 1973, this knife is 99% mint condition - quite incredible for a 40 year old carbon steel knife. These larger Bowies are rarely seen and this is a great chance to aquire one ( you will not see a better one ! ).   Mint condition. 

GERBER USA

SOLD GERBER  LMF.  A long discontinued model by Gerber, made when the "Rambo" craze was in full swing ! Unlike a lot of makers versions, this one by Gerber received some glowing reports. If you are looking to fill a void in a  collection or just want to try one out, this fits the bill. Overall in very good condition as it shows light signs of sharpening and the usual handling marks for its age, 6" blade and oal 10 3/4". Comes with original sheath but no box. 

PUMA GERMANY

SOLD PUMA Germany. ALASKAN model. Made in 1980, this now discontinued model is one of Puma's least seen offerings and would either fit nicely in a collection or make a great user. The 5 1/2" blade of stainless steel has never been used or sharpened and the whole knife is in near mint condition. With an oal of 10 1/2", it is an impressive looking knife! Complete with original sheath but, unfortunately, no box.  

BLACKJACK USA

SOLD  Blackjack Knives. MARAUDER 11. Made in the late 1980's when Blackjack was still being run by Mike Stewart (formerly of Marbles and now heading up Bark River knives ), Mike is a guy who knows what makes a knife cut ! This knife, at the time, received some rave reviews on it's performance - no doubt in part due to it's Cryogenic heat treatment, which was quite innovative at the time for a factory blade.  This is a big but very well balanced knife ( or should that be Bolo ! ) with a green Kraton handle, that will be a pleasure to use. Stainless steel 15" blade and 20"oal. Complete with it original dark green leather sheath, which shows a few very small marks as to expected for its age. Knife is in mint condition.

SOLD George Wostenholm IXL.  Sheffield.  One for the Bowie Lovers !

I took this knife as part of a trade at the Midland Game Fair and was immediately transported back to the 1960s where, as a young lad, I would peer into the window of my local gunshop lusting after one of these knives and wishing my pocket money would stretch far enough to buy one ( it never did !! ). According to the previous owner, he actually did buy this knife in the 1960s and had forgotten all about it until he came across it recently in his loft. Because of this (?) the condition of it is near mint (apart from a very small blemish on the very tip ) and is the best example of this type  I have seen for a very long time !  Classic design ( apparently, James Bowie himself ordered Bowie knives from Wostenholm of this very design - hence the inscription ). 10" carbon steel blade and Sambar stag handle with a brass guard. The sheath is all original to the knife and is in near mint condition, with just a little "loose" stitching on the edge. 

BK&T USA

SOLD  Becker Knife & Tool. BRUTE.  The BK&T range of knives was first introduced in 1986 and have since obtained a cult following in the USA. Designed by Founder and Owner Ethan Becker, an avid outdoorsman   ( and cook ), this range of knives has been made by several companies for Ethan and this particular model was made by Camillus before they closed their business ( they also made the superb "Carbon V" steel for Cold Steel ). Currently, BK&T knives are made by Kabar although this paticular model may have been discontinued ? This is what the sales brochure has to say about the BRUTE - "The Brute is a formidable knife whose graceful 9 1/2" recurve blade will handle almost any camp and field chore you can throw at it. The Brute excels at chopping and is at home in the short machete mode as well. The dedicated anvil adds the perfect forward weight and acts as a hammerhead in a pinch." Specs: blade 1/4" thick, 9 1/2" long. Oal 15" weight 22 ounces. This knife is as mint as the day it was made. Complete with the original box ( and receipt from 2002 ! ). 

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09/10/2017

No knives added this week as I am preparing for this coming weekend's Show at Kempton Park (see SHOW CALENDER for details) - pop along and say "Hello" if you are in the area.

 

01/10/17

I intend to 'refresh' the CLEARANCE SALE section and offer knives on a much more regular basis.

A stunning 'one-off' knife by Alan Wood offered for sale in HIGH END Knives. Details to follow asap.

 

24/09/2017

Lovely to see customers old & new at last weekend's Show - I enjoyed your company.

Back down to business now and a great selection of knives in the following sections - HIGH END FOLDERS, FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIE KNIVES. 

Details to follow asap but please feel free to email in the meantime.

 

11/09/17

No knives added this week as I am preparing for this weekend's Knife Fair - at the Midland Game Fair ( we are adjacent to the Antique marquee ). Looking forward to seeing customers, new & old. Have a safe journey.

 

03/09/2017

A really nice selection of knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT, plus a superb example by Alan Wood in HIGH END Knives.

Enjoy.

 

13/08/08/2017

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.