Cody Wescott Knives

I’ve added 3 of Cody Wescott knives to the website.

Cody Wescott of Las Cruces, New Mexico sold his first knife in 1982 and is a full time maker at least he was in 1995 according to the 1995 annual edition of Knives, his knives where priced from $80 to some up to $950. back in 1995, he offered engraving and made his own sheaths.

IMG_5078IMG_5082IMG_5144

More information and to purchase these knives can be found here

Advertisements

Gil Hibben 1990’s Collection

Recently, I received a collection of Gil Hibben knives made by United Cutlery in the 1990’s.
All are in mint or near mint condition. All have the original sheaths and the original boxes. A few of the boxes have a small tear but over all they are in very good shape for being over 20 years old.

IMG_4468 IMG_4479 IMG_4486 IMG_4500

Here’s a list of the knives:

Silver Shadow – 1990
Double Shadow – 1991
Highlander Bowie – 1992
Silver Shadow Black – 1993
Dark Shadow -1993
Silent Shadow – 1993
Silver Shadow 11 – 1993
Raven Fantasy Fighter – 1993
Double Shadow Black – 1993
Black Silver Highlander Bowie – 1994
Raptor Fantasy Fighter – 1994
Mortal Kombat Raptor – 1994
Warbird Dagger – 1995
Warbird Bowie – 1995
Dragon Lord – 1996

As you can see some are rare and hard to find pieces.

View The Complete Collection

There are a few more to add, so keep and eye on the website over the next several days

October Website Updates

First off I added new drop down menus to the home page of the website to make it easier to navigate. Check it out and feel free to drop me a line at leopold@SonoranDesertKnives.com with your comments and/or suggestions.

Added 5 more Damascus Hunters by Gerome Weinand to his page here

Very Rare Vintage 8-Blade Kissing Crane Camp/Scout Knife

Picked up this beauty this past weekend at the Glendale Gun Show.

Very Rare Vintage 8-Blade Kissing Crane Camp/Scout Knife

Very Rare Vintage 8-Blade Kissing Crane Camp/Scout Knife

 More photos and purchase info here: http://www.sonorandesertknives.com/Ltd_Ed___Rare_Fines.html

Schatt & Morgan: Queen City 80th Anniversary Knife

Added the Queen City 80th Anniversary Knife to the website

Queen City 80th Anniv Knife

Vintage Knives Added

Added a half a dozen knives to the Vintage & Antique Knives page to the website.

These include old USA Schrade/Uncle Henry’s, Buck, Browning and more.

Not all Photo’s are up yet. Should have those done by tomorrow night.

Vintage Gentleman’s 2-Bladed Pen Knife w/Beautiful Scrimshaw Work

Beautiful Scrimshaw on a Gentleman’s Gold Plated Pen Knife w/2-Blades

2-bladed Pen Knife

Antique & Vintage Knives

A lot of people know my site http://SonoranDesertKnives.com as a great site for getting knives especially Custom Handcrafted Knives since I represent over 80 custom knife makers. But what many don’t know is that I have a very nice selection of Antique & Vintage knives also.

Ka-Bar Dog Head Hobo Knife

Ka-Bar Dog Head Hobo Knife

Every Man Should Carry a Pocket Knife

I found this post on the Art of Manliness website. It was written by BRETT & KATE MCKAY

Pocket Knives
Vintage Pocket Knives

It used to be that a pocket knife was an essential item that a man carried with him. You had your wallet, your keys, and your trusty pocket knife.

The History of the Pocket Knife

1st Century Romans created the first folding pocket knife. They made for easy carrying for soldiers and other explorers on their journeys and conquests. However, as the use of sheathed knives became more popular, the use of pocket knives fell somewhat into disfavor.

By the late 16th Century, pocket knives began to regain popularity. They were especially popular in the American colonies. From farmers to lawyers, men from all walks of life started to carry them. The ultimate portable tool, the pocket knife was a useful aid in various tasks, including eating on the go.
Pocket knives have been an essential tool for soldiers throughout American history. New York and New Hampshire required their militias to carry pocket knives during the American Revolution. Even George Washington toted one around as he led his troops. The U.S. Navy began issuing pocket knives to sailors during the Civil War. During WWII, the pocket knife was standard issue for American GIs.

Men have been carrying pocket knives for centuries. But with increased security at the airport and other buildings, knives have been disappearing from men’s pockets. Yet these minor obstacles are not sufficient reason to give up carrying a knife completely. The carrying of a pocket knife is a man tradition that should be continued.

Why a Man Should Carry a Pocket Knife

Read the rest of the article here

40th Annual AKCA Knife & Gun Show