UTILITY KNIVES + OTHER KNIVES FOR SALE -

BUCK KNIVES. USA. "FRONTIERSMAN - 1995 manufacture".

£195 inc. UK p&p. 

SOLD RANDALL MADE KNIVES. USA. "Model 1-7".

A classic knife and instantly recognisable ! The Model 1, with a seven inch blade, has a rich heritage and is in just as much demand now as it ever was ! Looking at the handle spacer arrangement, with it's thick blue spacer, I would say this particular knife dates from the early 1980's. The blade is stainless, with a brass guard AND pommel on a black micarta handle. The most unusual aspect of this knife is the sheath - which is a replacement made by F.W. Byrd, also of Orlando.

The sheath is a superb 'rough back' riveted Model "C" and identical in quality, to the Johnson Model "A" sheath that would have originally come with this knife ( the sheath is identical to a Randall Model "C" and if not for the F.W. Byrd stamp, I would say was made by Johnson).

The sheath looks to be of a similar age to the knife and the story behind the two coming together we shall never know.

Mint condition. 

SALE PENDING RANDALL KNIVES by Sheldon & Edna Wickersham.

A departure from selling knives but I realised that I have a duplicate copy of this superb book on Randall Knives. There have been many books on these world famous knives but, in my opinion, this is the best. Excellent photography coupled with well researched and informative text, if you could only have one book on these knives, this would be my choice. Long out of print ( 2007 ) this book now sells for over £200 ! Very good condition. £99 inc UK p&p.

SOLD. AL MAR KNIVES. USA. details to follow.

SOLD CHRIS REEVE KNIVES. "PROJECT 1".

A very lightly used example of these famous Integral knives that have now been discontinued by CRK. Machined from a solid billet of A2 steel, complete with it's renowned hollow handle, these knives may well be the ultimate survival knife ! Unfortunately, these is no box or paperwork with this knife. Blade: 7 3/4". Oal: 12 3/4"

Exellent condition. 

SOLD A. DELOISON. FRANCE. "3 FINGER KITCHEN".

Another knife I could not resist bringing back with me from the recent European Custom Knife Show. The French maker, Albin Deloison, seems to specialise in "3-finger" knives - meaning when you hold the knife the 'little finger' is redundant and acts as a 'stop'. This method of holding a knife is not new and is certainly not as uncomfortable as it might sound ! This particular model is Albin's "Kitchen/Camp" knife and would make an excellent addition around a campsite. Sheathed in a kydex neck sheath, this won't be lost or left behind ( or equally suited to food prep at home ). The stainless steel blade has superb grinds and is finished in a bead blasted finish, and handled with 'jute' micarta, also made by Albin. Blade: 110mm. Oal: 200mm.

Brand new from Maker. 

SOLD ALAN WOOD "CRASTER".

A new model by Alan that I can see becoming very popular with it's superb blade shape. Alan has designed a style that 'ticks a lot of boxes' having a central point ( for indexing ) but with a 'semi-skinner' spine and a sweeping cutting edge. The blade is ELMAX steel, one of the current crop of 'wonder steels'. A finger cut-out gives the green/black 'micarta' handle a secure grip and the numerous 'thong' holes gives it a foothold into the survival knife genre.

Complete with a kydex neck sheath, this could be the perfect set-up for the great outdoors ! Blade: 3 1/2". Oal: 8".

Brand new from Alan.

SOLD. GOUGH CUSTOM. CANADA. "RESOLUTE Mk. 3".

 

SOLD PUMA KNIVES. GERMANY. "WHITE HUNTER".Early 1960's vintage.

This has to be the oldest Puma Knife I have offered for sale - a real Collector's item but still just as capable of being taken out and used. This knife was designed for the great Game Fields of Africa, hence the name and is a solid favourite of Knife Lovers. In original wooden box.

In very good condition for it's age.

SOLD UNKNOWN MAKER. "FALCON KNIFE ?".

I have to confess that I have had this knife for a while, and I have forgotten who made it ! All I can recollect is that it is an European Maker. Whoever it is, certainly knows how to make an eye-catching knife, complete with a superb scrimshaw of a Hawk. Whether it was made with a Falconer in mind or simply made as an alround utility knife with some decoration, I don't know. But with an etched blade and the scrimshawed Hawk, it will be a knife that gets people talking. Black micarta handle with white Corian and brass pins. With leather sheath.

Blade: 4 3/4" Oal: 9 1/2" Excellent, unused cond.

A.G. RUSSELL. USA. "FIELD KNIFE 2"

A.G. Russell is a "living legend" in the world of knives, having been around since the beginning of Custom Knives in the 1970's. It would take too long to list all his achievements but suffice to say that his involvement in any knife project guarantees quality ! This knife is his "Field Knife 2" and is his concept of a knife for US troops to use in the field - which quickly became an immediate success. Despite being 'radical' looking with a very obvious 'fuller' or 'blood groove' the knife would serve any Sportsman or Outdoorsman equally as well as a Serviceman. I notice that the choil also has a 'cut-out' for a ferro rod, which is a nice touch. Complete with a nylon sheath.

Blade: 7" stainless steel. Oal: 12".  Mint condition. £160 inc. UK p&p

SOLD PUMA KNIVES. "SKINNER" . Made in 1982. 

Next to the White Hunter this was the Puma I lusted after in my younger days. This particular version looks like it has come out of a 'time capsule' from the early '80's - the condition is so good ( the knife has never been in the sheath!). Made from the now discontinued 'Pumaster' carbon steel and with matching stag, this vintage Puma would be wonderful addition to any collection. Blade: 5" Oal: 9 1/4".

AS NEW CONDITION ! 

SOLD COLD STEEL. USA. "SRK - Carbon V".

A chance to obtain this highly regarded knife in the now discontinued Carbon V (Five) steel ( I remember reading about a well establised Survival School in the USofA who recommended this particular 'Survival Rescue Knife' above all others ). Although this excellent model is still available from Cold Steel in other steels, it's reputation was originally enhanced by Carbon V which is, sadly, no longer available since it was provided by Camillus before they went out of business. Complete with box.

Mint, unused cond.

PUMA KNIVES. GERMANY. Vintage "WHITE HUNTER".

details to follow. £280 inc. UK p&p.

PUMA. W.GERMANY. "NICKER"- 1971 vintage. £225 inc. UK p&p

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". please email for details. £375 inc. UK p&p.

MIKE LAMPREY "INTEGRAL". please email for details.

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

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

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'. 

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.

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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10/04/2018

Lovely Alan Wood knife added in HUNTING

08/04/2018

A very nice selection of Alan Wood knives added in HIGH END & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy. (while we still can !) 

 

01/04/2018.

Wishing a happy Bank Holiday to one and all.

I have posted some exceptional knives in HIGH END/BUSHCRAFT and HUNTING. Details to follows asap ( please feel free to email in the meantime ).

Enjoy !

 

28/03/2018

Since last weekend's Show, I have been busy playing "catch-up" on my emails and enquiries but finally got around to putting on some great knives in - UTILITY,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

Enjoy.

 

18/03/2018

After a week of having the builders in, it's nice to 'reclaim' the house back and get on with some business !

Knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, a lovely double set by Alan Wood in HUNTING and a real bargain in BUSHCRAFT. Also have added a great book on Randall Made Knives in UTILITY for anyone wishing to know more about these fine knives.

 

04/03/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email for details if needed.

 

27/02/2018

Two stunning stag handled Hunters added in HUNTING & HIGH CLASS KNIVES.

 

26/02/2018

A superb 'Trapper' folder by World Class maker, E. Pena added in HIGH CLASS FOLDERS. Enjoy.

 

22/02/2018

A lovely "3-finger" knife added in UTILITY

 

21/02/2018

A very nice Artic Fox by Alan Wood added in  BUSHCRAFT

 

18/02/2018

Some hard to find and sought after knives added in UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.

ENJOY.

 

14/02/2018.

Two great knives by the late Steve Wade Cox available in BUSHCRAFT.

 

13/02/2018

A fine folder from Strasbourg for sale in FOLDERS. 

 

11/02/2018

Still playing 'catch-up' with my emails but have posted a stunning forged knife from the European Show in HIGH END KNIVES.

 

06/02/2018

It's been very quiet on here recently as I have been to the European Knife Show, held in Strasbourg, France.

Met some great people and made several good contacts - as well as spending too much money ! All well spent however, as I will be presenting for sale some very fine knives from European Makers over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I am busy catching up on emails and enquiries ( thanks for your patience ).

 

22/01/2018

Two lovely, mint knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING. (details to follow asap). ENJOY.

 

17/01/2018

Vintage Puma knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

 

15/01/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

Details to follow asap.

ENJOY.

 

07/01/2018

 

Starting the New Year with a couple of Alan Woods in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY  and a super rare PUMA in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

01/01/2018

I trust an enjoyable Xmas was had by all. It has been quiet on here as I spent the holiday visiting friends in Slovenia ( cold weather but warm friendship ! ).

May I thank all my customers for your continued support and interest and (Government permiting !! ) I look forward to offering more fine knives for your enjoyment in 2018.

A very Happy New Year to one and all.

 

11/12/2017

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP