Spyderco Limited Edition Yojimbo Knife

Now offering Spyderco’s Limited Edition Yojimbo Knife.

C85GPBNBK2

Designed by noted personal-defense trainer Michael Janich, the Yojimbo is a pioneer in the application of the Wharncliffe blades. Refined ergonomics complement the natural contours of the hand, ensuring maximum surface contact and positive control. They also encourage a thumb-forward grip and make the blade a natural extension of the hand. The straight cutting edge offers extreme cutting performance by transferring power all the way to the tip and ensures improved point strength. The handle has nested stainless steel liners and a Compression Lock.

Available on our new sister website here

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First Production Run Knife

I have picked up a beautiful NiB  Bear Ops Rancor Tactical Folder with Black Zytel Handle and Black Finished Blade.

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  • Blade Type: Modified Clip
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V
  • Rockwell: 58-60
  • Length Closed: 4 3/8″
  • Edge Length: 2 7/8″
  • Overall Length: 7 ½”

Marked on the blade is “First Production Run” making this knife a great addition to a collection.

Purchase Here

 

GERBER APPLEGATE-FAIRBAIRN COVERT SERRATED AUTO

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  • Perfectly Balanced
  • Quick Rapid Deployment
  • Applegate-Fairbairn Designed S30V Steel Blade
  • Made in the USA

Overall Length: 8.70″
Blade Length: 3.78″
Blade Material: S30V
Weight: 5 oz.
Handle Material: Type III Anodized 6061 Aluminum

MSRP: $200.00

SDK Price: $125.00 Shipped

Call 602-397-0053 to order

One of Howard Viele’s First Knives

Double Edge Slip Knife

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Purchase it here: Howard Viele

Ka-Bar Re-Introduces EK Knives

The Rebirth of Ek Knives

KA-BAR is proud to be the living link between the tradition of John Ek and the Ek Commando Knife Co.

Ek Commando Knife Co. was born during the Second World War and has become a staple of the US military ever since.

KA-BAR Ek Commando Knives are made in the USA.

I have been waiting for these to come out ever since Ka-Bar announced they bought the company early last year.

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More Randy Lee Knives

I’ve added four more of Randy Lee’s Knives to the website. These are some beautiful knives by Randy.

California Buckeye Skinner

California Buckeye Skinner

Ironwood Drop point Hunter

Ironwood Drop point Hunter

G-10 Stealth Skimmer

G-10 Stealth Skimmer

Sheep Horn Slender hunter

Sheep Horn Slender hunter

Brand New DPx Gear H.E.A.T./F 3D

The DPx Gear HEAT/F is as much blade as you need, in a beefy, pocket friendly package. Blade is black PVD coated then stonewashed Elmax steel with 61HRC. Sandblasted 6Al4V grade 5 titanium alloy frame lock with 3D diamond pattern. American-made black G10 handle scale with 3D diamond pattern. Pivot screw & frame screws with 7/64 hardware so no special tool is required for adjustment. Stonewashed stainless steel combat syle clip with Mr. DP engraving. Matte black TiCN PVD coated tungsten carbide glass breaker. Lanyard hole. Thumb grip/bottle opener. Comes with replaceable matte black TiCN PVD flat head screw.
H.E.A.T./F 3D

H.E.A.T./F 3D

Features

  • Blade Length: 2.26 inch
  • Overall Length: 6.24 inch
  • Blade Material: Elmax
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Weight: 4.15 oz.

View the product on the website here

Kousins Kustoms Custom Knives

SonoranDesertKnives.com is now offering Kousins Kustoms Custom Knives by Texas knife maker James Ivy.

Rasp Knife Box Elder Burl G-10 Madness

Order yours today here Kousins Kustoms

Ka-Bar Collector’s Club Knives

In 1975 As part of its efforts to revive the company, Ka-Bar establishes a special Collector’s Division. Its purpose is to produce significant and commemorative knives, to recreate famous antique Ka-Bar knives and actively support the development and enjoyment of knife collecting in genereal.

The first knife is produced by the newly formed Collectors Club was a full dress version of the USMC Fighting/Utility knife, produced in limited number in 1976.

All the Collector’s Club knives were produced here in the U.S. even though many of Ka-Bar’s production had moved overseas since the early 70’s.

The company is currently not offering any traditional pocket knives and the Ka-Bar Collector’s Club became inactive in 2006.

The following knives are available for purchase on our website here:

Dog Head Trapper

Dog Head Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Coke Bottle Jack

Coke Bottle Jack

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Triplets

Triplets

The History of George Wostenholm

The History of George Wostenholm

Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in cutlery. These two, once great rival companies have sat alongside each other in The Egginton Group since 1986. Perhaps more than any other cutlery company, the history of Wostenholm is steeped in folklore.

Although Wostenholm was reputably formed in 1785, it took three generations and one name change for the company to really make a mark in Sheffield’s cutlery history. Originally the family name was spelt ‘Wolstenholme’ but, story has it that George Wostenholm the second found this name too long for smaller knives so he omitted the letters ‘l’ and ‘e’. The name has been spelt Wostenholm ever since. The second George Wostenholm also built the Rockingham Works (known locally as the Rockingham Wheel) in around 1810. Knives made in this factory and marked “Rockingham Works” are highly prized by knife collectors to this day.

In 1831, the famous I*XL trademark, which had first been registered in 1787, was assigned to Wostenholm.

It was the third George Wostenholm who ensured that this trademark became arguably the world’s most illustrious and best loved knife brand.

An ambitious industrialist and fiercely determined salesman, he came to the company’s helm in 1833. The company had already taken its first steps into the American export market as early as 1830; however, it was the third George who made numerous gruelling sales trips to America. This was at a time when the trans-Atlantic passage would take many weeks. Demand from America for superior quality cutlery was growing and George Wostenholm’s efforts had made certain that the finest cutlery of the time, his I*XL knives, were the knife of choice for Americans.

Trade flourished and in 1848 a new factory, the fabled Washington Works on Sheffield’s Wellington Street, was opened.

As the popularity of Wostenholm’s knives grew, so too did Washington Works and it soon became nearly four times its original size, employing over 800 workers.

Wostenholm was now making knives in a volume never witnessed before. It is important to note though that George ensured that quality was never sacrificed and knives continued to be made by the finest cutlers using only the best materials. For the Great Exhibition of 1851, to demonstrate the height of their craft, Wostenholm made three exquisite hunting knives from designs by noted English artist Alfred Stevens.

George Wostenholm, after having reportedly declined the position on a number of previous occasions, finally became Master Cutler 1856. He also held the office of Justice of the Peace for Sheffield. His influence on the city of Sheffield was considerable. He purchased an entire suburb of 150 acres and designing the streets to be laid out to reflect the leafy residential roads of the villages he had visited in New York State. The Sheffield road names of Wostenholm Road and Washington Road as well as Wostenholm’s huge house Kenwood Hall (now a hotel) are lasting reminders of his impact on the city.

Wostenholm’s influence on history was also felt across the Atlantic. Wostenholm had begun making hunting knives in the 1830’s.

Many of these were exported to America to keep up with demand for highly crafted knives in this incredibly turbulent time in American history.

There are two claims made about Wostenholm and the relationship with one of America’s most famous sons, legendary frontiersman Colonel James Bowie. The first claim is that Bowie ordered knives for himself and his close friends directly from Wostenholm.

The second, more famous claim is that, on March 6th 1836 when Bowie died at The Alamo while General Santa Anna’s Mexican Army attacked, a knife found on his body was one made by Wostenholms. Whether or not these stories are true is impossible to say for certain as company records from that period no longer exist, but it is nice to imagine that the paths of these two great men once crossed.

What can be said for certain is that Wostenholm’s dedication to his company and its products meant that the I*XL trademark has come to be regarded as the absolute pinnacle in knife manufacture.

Originally Published by http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk