Lot Qty Description
11Dellana handmade folder, ''Solvang Springtime''. Gold lip pearl handles, Damascus blade and bolsters, fileworked throughout, 14kt gold pins, #34, marked on the liner, ''Solvang Springtime'' 4/20/97'', the only knife she brought to Solvang for that show. Mint. Gemstone inset into the thumb stud which is on both sides. You buy Dellana's knives when they become available--no such thing as waiting for a better one! 2 1/2'' blade, 3 3/4'' closed, 6 1/8'' open. Mint. Blade is 320 ladder pattern Damascus, bolster is 112 layer random pure nickel and 1018 steel, both forged by the maker. two 4mm peridot bullet shaped cabachons, two 2 mm rubies faceted rounds in gold settings. ''Rolling Robbin'' filework. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
21William Scagel GENUINE and ORIGINAL hunter. A knife by the man who started it all, who inspired Bo Randall to start, the subject of several books, and a prime example of a hunter with the VL&A, Chicago mark on the back of the blade. Brass guard, stacked leather washer handle with a stag pommel that Scagel himself invented. The knife has been cleaned to the point that part of the Chicago in the VL&A mark is hard to read, 10 1/2'' oal, 5 1/2'' blade, but look close at the high-res image and see for yourself. Rare chance to own an important part of cutlery history. Sheath is typical Scagel, sewn and riveted with the back side of the loop extended the length of the knife and oversized.
31As close as you can get to Holy Grail Randall knives, a matched pair of Model 14 tenite handled Randalls, Both the the same owner's name engraved on the back of the blades, Thomas Smith McGill (the small version is engraved Thomas S. McGill.) The larger model (14-7) comes with a Brown button rough back sheath with a canteen snap strap and a double grit stone. The smaller (14-5) also has a double grit stone, both in riveted sheaths. Tenite's are rare rare rare, but two knives by the same owner in two different sizes of the same model. It doesn't get better than this. Some staining and some shrinking you find on most tenites, so near mint in my opinion but look close at the high res images in the non-bid catalog and make up your own mind. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
41Night of the Grizzly Cooper knife, marked J. N. Cooper VA Beach, VA. This is perhaps one of the most famous of all the famous Cooper Bowies, actually worn by Clint Walker in the Paramount Pictures movie, ''Night of the Grizzly'' and featured in the movie and shown in promo photos. Brass and micarta handle, with original Cooper marked sheath, includes lobby cards and a massive movie poster of the movie. The Rambo knives used by Stallone in that movie are in his personal collection, the Iron Mistress Bowie is reportedly in at the Alamo Museum. Think of the other movie knives you never had the chance to own. For this one you do. 17 1/4'' oal, 10 3/4'' blade, brass guard, pommel, and wide center spacer with stacked micarta. Mint.
51Quite simply one of the most famous D. E. Henry Bowies ever made, first coming to light in a 1970's edition of William Cassidy's Knife Digest, this knife was illustrated in an article with legendary novelist James Jones, author of such WWII classics as ''From Here to Eternity'' and ''The Thin Red Line.'' This stag handled Bowie has ''Jas. Jones'' engraved in an escutcheon on the reverse side, and the tang is marked with a dog and the number 1 on the tang. Matched stag handles, coffin shaped hilt, straight guard, and extraordinary craftsmanship that was typical of D. E. Henry. 16 1/2'' oal, 11'' blade, some very light cleanable tarnish on the thick tang and a single spider near the tip of the blade. Otherwise mint. Sheath has a couple of dents and indention where someone wrote #52 (no ink, just the indention).
61Buster Warenski art Bowie, wing shaped guard, nickel silver wrapped coffin handle with inlaid abalone on each side, elaborate engraved throat and tip on matching sheath, French notch on the blade, and Warneski quality--no need to say more about that. Buster marked on the sheath frog, 15 1/4'' oal, 9 3/4'' blade. Perfect mirror polish.
71Nichols WWII knife, Brass handle, curled guard, Alfred Cornish saddlemaker sheath, leather lanyard still intact, and buffalo nickel inset into the pommel (Nichols was stopped from using nickels on his pommels at one point during WWII by the war production board as nickel was an essential war material). ''Edward P. Lynn'' with his serial number is stamped into the sheath, and onto the guard. Elegant blade shape, 13'' oal, 7 5/8'' blade. Overall tarnish on the blade but little blade wear, giving it a nice patina and character for a knife of this age.
81R. J. Richtig dagger blade in a saddlemaker Alfred Cornish tooled leather sheath, nice patina on the guard and pommel, stacked leather washer handle, blade is full but some spotting, a couple of deep pits toward the front. End of pommel stamped F. J. R. Clarkson, Neb, but only ''arks'' is visible. 11'' oal, 6'' blade. Extended tang for lanyard extends from the pommel. Rare plus.
91M. H. Cole knuckle knife. Borrowing a clipping found with this knife, ''This is the Holy Grail of WW2 military knife collecting, M. H. Cole Double Edge Fighting Knife with 9 points--one of only 80 made.'' Great patina, walnut handle, unmarked, as most of Cole's knives were, as the government frowned on shop made knives using critical materials. Original unmarked sheath, 12 1/2'' oal, 7 1/2'' blade, a few specks you might expect from a knife this age.
101Randall WWII era 1-8, riveted Moore sheath, wrapped lanyard loop on the end (one of the major identifiers of WWII Randalls). Whetstone pocket has been removed, which was not uncommon for combat knives in that era, full blade, nice patina but some specks one should expect from a knife of this age. Stacked leather washer handle. Exc.
111Richard Spinale masterpiece, gold lip pearl handles, gold pins, engraved shield, floral engraved gold blossoms around some pin heads, and relief engraved gold flower bolsters. Gold toothpick fits under the handle. Engraved on both sides of the blade, and even the indent on the lockback bar is engraved. Inside the backstrap is engraved. Back spine is also engraved and inset with gold engraved floral cartouches. Spinale's engraving sometimes exceeds the work of his mentor and teacher H. H. Frank, whose influence is evident in Spinale's work. This later maker was not prolific, and examples of his work are quite uncommon to see up for sale. Here is a rare chance for you to own a knife of this exceptional quality. 4 1/4'' closed, 7 3/8'' open.
121Antique IXL Bowie, stag handles, marked ''George Wostenholm & Son Washington Works, Sheffield'', pointed nickel silver pointed escutcheon, wrapped nickel silver handle around a hidden tang. Gold embossed leather veneer sheath, frog has been replaced with a belt loop, tip of the sheath still intact. C. 1860's, Civil War era. Used, and polished, exc.
131Krag Bowie Bayonet, near mint, with original metal sheath, made for the 30-40 Krag, rifle used in the Spanish-American War, only issued briefly and what is surprising is the exceptional light balance of this historical classic, rare. Reviewed by several noted knife authorities as authentic. 13 5/8'' oal, 9'' blade, near mint.
141Ernest Warther, Dover, OH combat knife, among the rarest of the rare, in his unique styling but also comes with his artistic brass and aluminum sheath. Exc plus. Escutcheon has L. O. Didinger personalization on one side and his serial number on the other. Brass guard, pommel and fitting. Knife is not marked but the sheath is. The sheath is a work of art unto itself with chevron and heart windowpaning. Hilt of the knife has aluminum wrapped around the hidden tang. Exceptional classic fighting knife balance that is not found in modern knives. Blade has lost its luster and has been used but is full. Exc.
151Richard Spinale, Lorain, OH pearl folder with gold engraved dovetail bolsters, gold pins, and gold shield. Lanyard strap, lockbar detent also elaborately engraved. Taught by H. H. Frank. This maker passed away in 2014. He made this one in 1993. 2 7/8'' closed, 5'' open. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
161The rarest Case military knife, the legendary V42 dagger, with the classic thumbprint, complete with rare leather leg sheath, some of the bluing worn away but still spectacular. 12'' oal, 7'' blade.
171Jim Pugh Handmade dagger with a case Bighorn Sheep pommel and matching guard. Ironwood and brass fittings. Metal bordering laced on the sheath. 14'' oal, 7 1/2'' blade, mint.
181George E. Dailey Spectacular gemstone incrusted Damascus folder. Five diamonds inset on the front of the Damascus dagger blade, three rubies inset into the Damascus bolsters, five rubies set into a gold spacer between the bolster and the gold lip mother of pearl handles, and a ruby inset into the Damascus fishtail shaped Damascus bolsters. The gold extended lanyard loop is inset with five diamonds on either side. Six more rubies are inset inside gold mounts on the fileworked backspring. Fully fileworked liners. and fourteen emeralds are inset into a gold track on the inside of the knife on the backstrap. Mint. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
191Legendary knife, the OSS Stiletto, English made with Pancake flipper sheath, 1940's, oval steel guard, swell center bowling pin handle, checkered overall with small ball style pommel, sewn at the front sheath, green metal top to the scabbard reportedly made from a pancake turner, missing the rubber ''O'' ring, some wear on the sheath, beyond scare, and near mint. Blacked blade is mint, knife itself is unmarked. These are heavily reproduced but compared this one with Art Green's original prototype at the Pigeon Forge show. Both he and others said this is the real deal.
201R. J. Richtig small Bowie, initials stamped into the guard, great patina and still colorful fiber, brass washer and leather handle, blood groove in the clip blade, turned down pommel, in an Alfred Cornish sheath, full blades that I would call near mint or maybe even a little better. Richtigs are at the top of the line in military collector knives and among the rarest and most desireble. ''J.D.K.'' stamped into both sides of the pommel, and struck into the guard 13022535 on both sides. 13'' oal, 7 3/4'' blade. One indention into the handle on the back side. Excellent. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
211Nichols WWII knife, Brass handle, curled guard with rings and lanyard attached to the curled guard is still intact, Alfred Cornish saddlemaker style sheath, leather lanyard still intact, and buffalo nickel inset into the pommel (Nichols was stopped from using nickels on his pommels at one point during WWII by the war production board) name that was on the sheath has been scratched out. Exc. Quick dangerous feeling balance, as Ken Warner once said holding a similar balanced knife, ''Wouldn't you be a bad SOB in the dark with this.'' 12 1/2'' oal, 7'' blade.
221Randall WWII era 1-8, black sheath with black buttons, wrapped brass lanyard loop on the pommel, five wide spacers at the guard, three wide spacers at the pommel (one of the major identifiers of WWII Randalls). full blade but has been carried and used. Wide spacers at both the guard and pommel, combo stone, some stippling marks on the guard from some idiot hammering once (no real damage other than a less than perfect finish, excellent blade, engraved, ''E. J. Larriemee'' on the reverse. nice patina on the brass, some pitting and scratching on the blade but full blade, soldered where the guard meets the blade. Not sure this is the exact sheath for the knife but due to the scarcity of this type sheath it should not change the value.
231Judson Brennan & Sons Spectacular engraved Bowie, coffin engraved sterling handles with a gold escutcheon, sterling inlaid tang mark, fully engraved sheath on throat and tip, sculpted guard. Brennan is best known for making museum quality long rifles, but he occasionally delves into knives of similar quality. 15 1/2'' oal, 11'' blade, silver inlaid cartouches say Brennan & Sons, cartouche on the back reads, ''Delta Jct. AK'' Exquisite hand rubbed finish. Lot of eye appeal on this one.
241The legendary John Nelson Cooper Iron Mistress Bowie with sheath, micarta handles, brass fittings, round brass escutcheon, lugged guard. Mint except for some light storage specking. 16 1/2'' oal, 10 3/4'' blade, filed ferrule and pommel, heavy lugged brass guard, round escutcheon on both side, red micarta with brass spacers. Deluxe sheath snaps to a full length backing heavy leather piece with a buckle/strap half way down. A legendary model by a legendary maker. This knife is heavy.
251Randall Model 12-9 Bear Bowie with curved brass guard, escutcheon, and pommel. Elaborate checkering on the ebony handle, combination stone, brown button sheath. Not marked Leschorn but it certainly looks like it. Brown button rough back sheath with a combo stone. Has been used and cleaned so near mint.
261Ruana stag handled Brass back Bowie, fingergrooved stag handle, engraved David L. Jenkins, 1-19-70, pommel is stamped 41 D SPL, Ruana, with heavy duty Ruana sheath, also stamped. 13 1/2'' oal, 8'' blade. Nice patina on the brass fittings. Has been sharpened and used, but these old ones are finished so rough it is hard to tell how non-mint it is. Look at the high res photo.
271Jim Ence art dagger, pearl handles, double ground with a scallop sway toward the guard, engraved by Richard Spinale, relief engraved bolsters. escutcheon and pommel, metal belt loop engraved, and engraved completely around leather sheath's the nickel silver wrapping. This knife puts ''art'' into art knife. Mint.
281Randall, Springfield, Mass stag handled Model 1-8, leather Moore sheath with gray stone. 5 spacers at the guard, three at the pommel, Near mint.
291Larry Hendricks Kangaroo knife, 2 knives in one, smaller knife slips inside the all metal handle, Mesa, AZ maker, patented process but this one is marked Pat. Pend. Both numbered ''5''. Etched blade on the larger knife by Lorenzo H. of a deer scene. Overall with the smaller knife inset, 9 1/2'' oal, 4'' blade. Smaller knife by itself: 5 1/2'' oal 2'' blade. Mint. No sheath.
301One of the rarest Gerber Mark II's ever made, Number 2600, and the gold handle so colored because briefly Gerber decided to dip every 100th knife in gold. They were more expensive and actually did not sell well at the time and were quickly discontinued, making finding one what any knife enthusiast calls a ''good day''. This could be your good day. Condition is that some fool carried it and gave it light use, so near mint. This model does have the canted offset blade.
311Lloyd Hale folder, made by a maker who was making art knives before there were art knives. His artistry is well noted, but the acclaim that found its way to many other makers did not reach full potential for Hale, as for over 20 years everything he made was purchased by one art patron (Owlsey Brown Fraizer of Brown Distilleries i.e. Jack Daniels among many other brands). Fraizer did not wanted Hale selling knives at shows or being subject to others influence, and was allowed to follow his own artistic muse in cutlery. His work is hailed as among the most artistic in the world, and this clean folder is an example. Pinless handles, fileworked liners and bade back, and unique twisted lanyard locking bar. Mint. Rope engraving all the way around this knife, 3 1/2'' closed, 6 1/4'' oal. Closed the blade extends beyond the frame and is cradled by the curled locking bar. Unique. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
321Randall IXL Wostenholm Bowie knife, IXL blade on which Randall affixed their handles and marketed the knife, full blade with some specking, lugged guard, duraluminum pommel. Rare, back of the rough back Randall sheath is marked IXL-10. This is not a put together knife, it came from the Randall shop, check your good Randall reference books. Rare. Near mint.
331John Nelson Cooper Bowie with the rare one year stamp. Out of the norm Cooper handled treatment with stacks of thin layer icarta in cream and maroon with aluminum spackers. Massive. No sheath. Was used, pitted, and cleaned to exc. 14 1/2'' oal, 9 3/4'' blade.
341M. H. Cole knuckle knife made for Tommy Holtam, featured a sheath marked MHC, the guard marked M. H. Cole, and a plate on the other side marked Roebuck Works. One well known authority remarked that while certainly M. H. Cole made, this was post WWII. Still Cole only made a few hundred knives in all before becoming the Dean of military knife authorities. 11 7/8'' oal, 7 1/2'' blade, cleaned, a couple of pit spots remain. Exc.
351John Ek, Camden, Conn Commando Knife, WWII era, Model 1, #1372, extended pommel, exc, with leather sheath. Exc.
361John Nelson Cooper long dagger/Arkansas toothpick, brass fittings and escutcheon, filed ferrule and pommel, black micarta handle with Cooper marked sheath, 17'' oal, 11 1/4'' blade, mint by Cooper standards. (Do not expect a sharp hand-rubbed finish on Coopers, his knives were of a different time).
371Very Early Gerber Mark II, cat's tongue finish in the handle, wasp blade, with the extremely handle angled from the blade (for lying flat against a calf) See comparision photo in the high res catalog. #342, early. Mirror polished, likely cleaned to near mint plus.
381John Nelson Cooper micarta handled dagger, unusual in that it has a grooved spacer toward the pommel. With sheath. Shown on the Cooper book showing some of the stars who owned Cooper knives, giving him claim to the title, ''Knifemaker to the Stars.'' Knife is unmarked, but if you know Coopers you know there is no need to mark his distinctive style. 10'' oal, 5 1/2'' blade, has been cleaned to exc.
391The Antique Bowie Knife book by Bill Adams, Bruce Voyles, and graphic design by Terry Moss. Voyles photos and descriptions of some of the most desired Bowie knives ever made. This book has sold for as much as $800.00 when first issued.
401Randall Model 12 Confederate Bowie, sharpened edge of blade is 8'', stacked leather washer Bowie, lugged guard, orange stone, rough back Johnson sheath, exc.
411MLW (Early Michael Walker!), bearing the liner lock that he invented. #009 Engraved with gold inlay locking liner folder, drilled for lanyard, Mint. His current knives have brought upper five figures in price. Granted this is very early, but a Michael Walker is still a Michael Walker.
421John Nelson Cooper brass backed Bowie, massive Bowie 20'' oal, with a 14'' blade, micarta and wide brass spacer handle, COOPER marked on the brass back, used only one year when he moved from Virgina to California. Large leather sheath.
431Gerber Mark II orange handled with a wasp blade, made for Eddie Bauer, in a piggyback sheath housing a honesteel, full blade but spotting would put it at excellent. One of the rarest Mark II's as it was never sold through traditional Gerber dealers.
441Handmade by James B. Lile Bowie with dogbone style sculpted wood handle with decorative pins, 12 on the escutcheon side, 10 on the underside, pinned, and shield. No sheath, mint. Engraved ''No. 3 of 3'', 14 1/4'' oal, 9 1/2'' blade, scalloped guard, grooved ferrule and pommel, knife is mint except for some storage specking that should clean easily. Leather sheath that fits but not sure it is original to the knife.
451Harvey McBurnette engraved and fileworked Bowie made by him in Feb, 1977. Mint. No sheath. Fileworked tang, edges of the coffin pommel and the ferrule, a fileworked spacer at the guard, filed guard, fileworked blade back, and engraved by Harvey. Oval escutcheon. 15 3/4'' oal, 10 1/2'' blade, mint.
461Wood handled dagger marked ''Buck'' on a scroll pantagraph, blood grooved down the center ridge, straight guard, straight tang. Leather sheath is flared at the the top, the sheath does flare at the top like the older H. H. Buck sheaths. One Buck collector commented he did not think Hoyt Buck would have made a dagger. So there you have it. Willing to take a risk and do additional research on this one? Exc. 11 1/2'' oal, 6 3/4'' blade. Sharp edge.
471Joe Kious engraved dagger, ivory micarta handles, brass guard with relief of a turkey in flight on the other. Both sides fully engraved, rabbit in relief on the reverse side. Leather sheath. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
481Randall Model 18-5 Crutch tip, gray stone, riveted rough back sheath, brass guard with some vertigris green gunk damage. Blade is unused and mint except for a couple of storage spiders.
491Joseph Rodgers stag handled Bowie, ball tipped guard, Edwardian E crown R marked, No. 6 Joseph Rodgers & Sons Cutlers to Their Majesties (Victorian) No. 6 Norfolk St, Sheffield, England stag handled grooved and fileworked Bowie, generally considered an Exhibition knife, scalloped sheath throat and tip. grooved pommel, S shaped ball tipped guard. Near mint. Has been sharpened. Lot of original polish still there. 13'' oal, 8'' blade.
501Cooper special order fighting style with the Cooper eagle in relief on the leather sheath, stacked micarta handles, brass guard and pommel. This is the knife pictured on page 67 in the first Cooper book. Minty
511Randall Model 14-7, steel handle with screw on pommel, tubular metal handle, black sheath with white stone, mint.
521Jay Hendrickson handforged folder with wire inlaid handle and stag tip on a tapered tang, filed guard, howling at the moon metal inlay on the leather sheath. Former President of the American Bladesmith's Society and an attentive friend to Bill Moran in his last days. 9 1/4'' oal, 5'' blade, filework guard. Mastersmith mark. Mint.
531Claude Montjoy hidden tang dagger, engraved, copper blade and guard (engraved Montjoy on the guard), Polished up this knife jumps into your eye. Beautiful concept. No sheath. 9 5/8'' oal, 5 3/4'' blade.
541Randall Model 1-8, rough back sheath, gray combination stone, dropped end handle. Mint except for some light storage specks that would polish out without a trace. Mint except for that.
551John Nelson Cooper Bowie, Va. Beach VA mark, brass fittings, large brass spacer in the center, flanked by layers of brown micarta. Lightly cleaned to near mint, or maybe better, considering that many early Coopers lean toward the crude side. stacked micarta handles, 14'' oal, 9'' blade, no sheath.
561Joseph Rodgers stag handled Bowie, ball tipped guard, Edwardian E crown R marked, No. 6 Norfolk St, Sheffield, England. Full blade but some staining, original polish, leather sheath with nickel silver tip and throat, near mint.
571Randall Model 14-7 attack, finger groove dark micarta handles, S guard, 5'' sharpened false edge, rough back Johnson sheath, no stone pouch, mint, some bumping around in the box marks on the sheath, with what appears like three holes in which they started to drill for the sheath.
581Hugh Bartrug Ashey Forge & L. Lunn fancy folder, locking liner, fileworked, etched, and unusual engraved mokume bolsters, fileworked liners, engraved pin heads, mother of pearl handles, with thumbstud opener. Elaborately fileworked liners. ''BB'' engravers mark on the bolsters. Pearl insets on the fileworked backstrap. 5'' closed, 9'' open, mint. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
591Randall Model 14-7 attack, finger groove micarta handle, gray combination 2 grit stone, riveted sheath, W, D. Brooks stamped on the rough back sheath. Has been cleaned a tiny bit, high exc.
601A. K. Daniels Searles Replica Bowie, ebony handle, silver pin inlaid in each of the points in the raised checkered wood handle (I counted 138 pins), gold cartouche on top bearing maker's name, nickel silver sheath, sterling ferrule, escutcheon, and pommel. I have examined several genuine Searles Bowies, and this is as historical accurate as any handmade replica I have seen. Mint
611John Nelson Copper Va Beach, VA brass handled push dagger with sheath. Near mint on the crude side though. 6 1/4'', 4 1/2'' blade.
621Larry Brandstreeter pearl handled hump lockback folder with cast guard and pommel in authentic Sheffield, England styling (for which Brandstreeter is best known as a leader in that category). Worked back of the blade, backspring, inside on the backspring, and liner. 5 1/2'' closed, 10'' open. Mint.
631RGB marked small art knife with sterling silver handles engraved by David Morton, Grade A ammolite set into the handle and a cubic zirconium channel set into the pommel. Laminated sterling and brass guard. 7 3/8'' oal, 3 1/2'' blade, no sheath.
641Cooper big belly skinner, wood handles with brass spacers, excellent, with leather sheath, 7'' oal, 3 1/4'' blade.
651Larry Brandstreeter genuine stag handled hump lockback folder with case guard and half-horse half-alligator coffin pommel in authentic Sheffield, England styling (for which Brandstreeter is best known as a leader in that category). Worked back of the blade, backspring, and liner. Marked L.D.B. and 007, 3 1/2'' closed, 6 1/2'' open. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
661John J. Wilson Damascus miniature crown stag Bowie, 3 5/8'' oal, housed in a presentation walnut box, crown stag replicated by intricately carved bone. Mint.
671Holbert handmade Scagel Replica with a stacked leather and brass washer and stag pommel handle, brass guard, no sheath. 10'' oal, 5 1/2'' blade. Mint.
681Gerber Mark II with a slight wasp blade with serrations, black sheath, #059009, mint.
691Gerber Mark II wood handled presentation series dagger, leather sheath, mint. Limited edition. #1250.
701Eugene Shadley engraved with gold inlay sliplock folder, by a past President of the Knifemakers' Guild. #434 on the reverse side. 3'' closed, 5 1/2'' open, mint.
711Ralph D. Harris relief engraved titanium interframe lockback, mother of pearl insert, Damascus blade, floral engraved pivot pin head. Mint.
721Tim Wright pearl lockback folder, anodized titantium handles interframe with a pearl inset. 154cm steel, #87, Mint, comes with his take apart tool for adjusting tensions on the knife.
731Trindle fully engraved lockback folder, reverse engraving with gold inlay, including a gold flower to the design, and engraved blade back and backstrap. 3'' closed, 5'' open. Mint.
741Hugh Bartrug Ashley Forge engraved locking liner folder, mokume bolsters, fileworked pinheads. Pearl handles, carved on the back side, Damascus. Pearl inserts into the backstrap which is fileworked as well as the thick liners. 4'' closed, 7 1/2'' oal.
751Doug Casteel Engraved all metal lockback with gold inlay, engraved ''D.C.'' on the tang, 3 3/8'' closed, 5 3/4'' open, fileworked extended tail lock. Mint.
761Claude Montjoy abalone interframe folder, sliplock, mint. 3'' closed, 5 5/8'' open.
771Tex elaborate art dagger, horn handles with pin inlay, fileworked guard pommel, ferrules, and pommel, and cut outs for the throat, tip, and the center wrap around a wood sheath. Mint. 15 1/2'' oal, 10'' blade. Mint.
781John Nelson Cooper cleaver, unmarked but unmistakably Cooper (and not uncommon for him not to mark his work items) stacked micarta handles, brass guard and pommel, hanging loop, no sheath, spotted and a few pits so excellent. 15 1/4'' oal, 10'' blade.
791Dake engraved locking liner folder, brass relief engraved handles and deeply engraved blade. #9197 on the reverse of the tang. A big 5 3/8'' closed, 9 1/2'' open. Photo does not do this one justice. Mint.
801LeBlanc vintage handmade folder, brass interframe with an ivory micarta insert. Knife is unused but the brass has suffered from the vertigris green crud spotting. Light enough that it should polish out with little trouble. Lockback, 4 1/8'' closed, 7 1/2'' open. Mint except as noted.
811Don Lozier art dagger, spalted handles, engraved bolster with gold inlay marked by David Morton, tooled leather sheath. 11 1/2'' oal, 7'' blade. Mint.
821Colt Barry Wood tuckaway folder butterfly knife, brown sheath, maroon micarta handles. Mint.
831Barry Wood later model butterfly knife with blue raised bubble insets. Mint. M426V on the inset, 3 5/8'' closed.
841Barry Wood Mark I 1/2 butterfly folder with black micarta sculpted handles, knife appears unsued but Colt marked sheath shows a lot of carry wear and likely not original to the knife.
851Robeson Shuredge kabar with USN on one side, engraved U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt on the blued blade. Riveted leather sheath also has a brass strap at the throat bearing a USS Franklin D. Roosevelt inlaid pin, unused, near mint.
861T. J. Yancey, Estes Park, Co Handmade early Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife, brass guard. One of the very first handmade versions when Col. Rex first came out with the design. #111, 11'' oal, 6'' blade. Mint.
871Pal RH36 WWII Combat knife, stacked leather washer military knife, bent guard, WWII era. Left side sheath. Excellent plus. This was an early knife issued to Marines in the South Pacific and naval fliers, as evidenced by surviving photos. Supposedly this knife ceased production at the end of WWII. (Pal closed knifemaking in 1953--but they survive today as BIC).
881WK (Walt Kneubuhler) crown stag Bowie with carving and elaborate Mountain Man style sheath. No anvil in the mark, indicating the successors to the Kneubuhler name) Mountain man carved into the top of the crown stag in relief. 13 1/2'' oal, 8'' blade, only a single speck keeps this one from being mint.
891Ken Klump copper ferrule wood dagger, WWII era, brass strap at the throat of the sheath, swallow shaped blade, brass guard, full blades but used, exc. Reverse of tang is marked, ''Liberty Above All''. 12'' oal, 7 1/2'' blade.
901Masten #D3 Damascus hunter with jigged bone handles and leather sheath. Straight tang, 9'' oal, 5'' blade. Mint.
911Unusual ''Heroes Knife'' (Theater made) brass handles with thin clear plexiglass spacers, the brass curled on both ends of the guard and the pommel. Full blade but stained and spotted so excellent, no sheath. I was told the thinner plexiglass sometimes came from Japanese aircraft remains. Stamped on bolster, ''T. J. Utley'' and on the reverse side ''T.J.U.'' 14'' oal with an 8 1/2'' blade, no sheath. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
921Elaborate Toledo Spainish dagger, etched everywhere, blade front and back, sheath tip and throat, both sides, marked ''Artilleria Fabrica Toledo 1805''. Pebbled stag handles with metal butt cap form fitted to the stag. Some of the gold wash has worn away with time, leaning it more toward near mint than mint, but knife is unused. Etching panels on the sheath show four different sporting scenes, some of the gold wash still visible. Similar scenes are etched on both sides of the spear blade. Some of the silver plating onthe guard is worn away, a few spots, 15'' oal, 9 3/4'' blade. There are more photos in our non-bid high res catalog (www.jbrucevoyles.com)
931WK (Walt Kneubuhler) crown stag Bowie with carving and elaborate Mountain Man style sheath. No anvil in the mark, indicating the successors to the Kneubuhler name) 14 1/2'' oal, 8 1/2'' blade, unused but some staining makes it near mint. Mountain man face lightly carved into the pommel.
941Case Tested XX (1920-1940) 5230 1/2 lp. Exc. One hairline at the center rivet front, both blades marked, knife has been cleaned, rare pattern.
951Case Tested XX (1920-1940) 8201R shadow pearl, near mint except for specking visible in the photo. With bail.
961Case Tested XX (1920-1940) Green bone swell end jack 6231 1/2 LP, 3 5/8'' closed, some deep scratches, very good.
971Case Tested XX (1920-1940) Green bone 6299 mint.
981Case XX (1940-1955) green bone 62009 Barlow, has been lightly sharpened so mint.
991Case XX (1940-1955) green bone 6347 sh sp mint serpentine stockman.
1001Case XX (1940-1955) green bone 63087 serpentine 3 blade.