New addition to the collection. The Schwyz Victoria M57 bajonet; the 1957 model for the SIG Stgw 57 rifle (or Stuhrmgewehr). In a good condition and I got it for the right price as well. This is a very early serial number. The bajonet is produced by Victorinox.
Benchmade is one of my biasses for a long time now. I can not explain why. Benchmade knives are not always made as good as you migh expect based on price. Actually, getting a Benchmade with perfect fit & finish and symetrical cutting edge is quite an happening. But still, I love them. They have a soul & character. And of course, the axis lock is a great locking mechanism. For safety, but also for playfull opening and closing.
Benchmade has a history in doing collaborations ans working on a long term with designers. Though they also have a very good inhouse designteam.
Famous designs are for example from Bob Lum (RIP), Mel Pardue, Warren Osborne (RIP), Shane Sibert, McHenry & Williams, Butch Ball, Mike Snody just to mention a couple and many others. Maybe Osborne was the most famous.
Personally I love the Bob Lum and Warren Osborne designs the most.
I hope you enjoy some pictures of a couple of my collection. These will be on this blog in individual postings in the upcoming weeks. Some maybe for sale. Some will definitely not become available for sale…remember me mentioning my difficulties being in a transition of production towards handmade/custom. Some productions it will be very difficult to part from.
And I got a few as a gift. They will never leave me. If you have questions or want to make me an offer, just feel free to contact me with the contactform which can be found on some pages.
The Steadfast is a long time running offering from Gerber. It is meant as an all purpose tactical, hunting, edc tool. 6″ blade, stainless beadblasted blade, sheath and softgrip for full control during all kinds of conditions, dry, wet, blood, mud….It serves the purpose very well. Easy to sharpen when you are out in the field.
This one has never seen any use or carry. It has some markings from laying around and handling. The box is available, but the glue didn’t hold up. I think the Steadfast is discontinued but there is still old stock available with some USA based dealers.
I am asking € 45,-. Originally it was over 85,- in Europe. So a reasonable price I think.
Never used or carried, the Puma Tech 313910 pocket knife with a kind of hybrid between backlock and window lock. Does remind of the Stiletto in a way and is very traditional build with Deer horn for scales, brass bolsters. Comes in nice presentationbox in mint condition. MSRP is appr 45,-. I am asking € 25,-.
Schrade had to close the gates in 2004. The name was purchased by a trading company. Schrade made some fine knives. Among these Uncle Henry branded designs. One of them, the competitor of the Buck 110, the LB7. Produced before 2004, the LB7 was a great knife and awesome product.
The community of users/collectors of traditional lockbacks/backlocks was divided in two groups: The Buck 110 group and the LB7 group. Both with their qualities and advantages.
The one here offered is pre 2004. Probably mid 90’s. Never used, carried or sharpened. Bolsters are developping a nice patina. Comes with leather pouch.
This is an oldie but never used. The Pohl Two, a fixed variety of the original Pohl One, designed by Dietmar Pohl. You can still find some old stock, but all > 250,-.
A real collectors item with K110 bladesteel, G10 Sheath and Belt Clip attachment. Never used, never carried, never sharpened. But it has some marks from laying in the drawer and handling, in and out the Kydex sheath.
But also very capable if you are looking for a hard use fixed blade with characteristics from the past.
Developped and designed by Charles Finn, the M9 bajonet has written history since 1986. The M9 is the official bajonet for the USA army and has been produced by 5 major companies: Phrobis, Buck, LanCay, Ontario and Tri-Technologies.
I have 2 M9 bajonets in my private collection. This particular Buck was in use by the Dutch army and is stamped with a KL number. If you happen to have a M9 available an willing to sell, please let me know.