The Buck 110 is famous and many times awarded since it’s release in the 70’s. The first folding knife with backlock or lockback. and still relevant. Over 16 milj samples were sold since it’s introduction back in the 70’s.
And be honest, what is a knifecollection without a Buck 110? At least one variety belongs in a collection.
It has seen many configurations since the introduction. The one offered is a custom production offered on the website of Buck, with S30V blade and Ironwood scales. Never carried, never used or sharpened. MSRP is >120,-.
This big Bowie folding knife is a full custom made sample with red/brown ish polished Micarta. It is a big knife with clean looks, uncarried and unused. Special on this one is the thumb disk. Most of Martin’s knives are made with frontflipper or studs. Not with a disk.
The knife is in an excellent condition, never carried or used. Has a fluid action; very smooth. I can send pictures on request. More work of Martin, or MAKnives you can find here.
This Tactical, a pretty common design among GvP collectors, is a full sized tactical hard use folding knife with a hard detent and full custom made with brown Micarta scales and custom hardware. I can send pictures & dimensions on request. The knife is in excellent condition, never carried or used. Stiff action like most of Gudy his knives. As he sais, I make knives for men and not for pussies!
In todays posting special attention for two talented Dutch knifemakers. One being a knifemaker for over 40 years and another started just last year, but both approximately the same age.
Here you can see on the right a Bowie made by Ed de Pauw. Ed started as a young boy making knives. He forges his blades himself. Ed is also co-founder of the Dutch Knife Exhibition and a Randall addict.
On the left you can see one of the very first knives of Gert van Es. Gert has a very talented son, also knifemaker, Peter van Es. Peter is in business for several years now. And this Bowie shows Peter did get his talent from his father, though Gert started years after his son did. Both being very modest about their talent and skills, they deserve a lot more attention.
More work of Gert and Peter van Es can be found here.
George Muller is a custom knifemaker from South Africa (RSA) and known for the use of exotic materials. He makes a wide variety of fixed and folding knives. All have one thing in common: fit & finish.
This one I got a couple months ago. It was offered at a Dutch knifeforum. George Muller not very known in my region, this one was offered very affordable and I could not refuse. Coming with a decent warthog sheath, this one is a real Gentleman’s knife. I like the solution of 3 little studs in the blade as alternative for a nailnick.
Miguel Angel Gil Garcia (Company name: Navajas Barbudo) is a Spanish knifemaker. The Blocao design comes in several variations. If I remember correct, this is the Nordlingen variety. I ordered this one appr 16 months ago and at the end of march 2019 I received it. It is a big knife with a Spanish Windows lock. Love the design and the materials Miguel used.
Recently I got the Martin Annegarn custom made Special Flipper. This one is made with a Damasteel blade of 100mm (so pretty big) with timascus bolster, mokumai liners and backspacer, marbled carbon fiber scales. Martin made this one on my request, without any directions which materials and design to use. The only thing I told him was my budget. Well he surpised me with this awesome full dressed piece. I love it. It’s on picture with a Lionsteel made Messerunndco special Pen, a simple Pulsar watch and protection slippies for knife & pen, made by my friend Hans.