Welcome Knife Collectors!

These pages feature hand selected vintage pocket knives, hunting knives and other custom straight knives.  My goal is to save you time and help you find the good stuff!  Check back often as these pages are updated daily.  Please start your daily visit to eBay here!  Thank you and happy collecting.

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Featured Items

ANTIQUE IXL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM ENGLAND HAWKBILL STAG LARGE POCKET KNIFE RARE OS.

$305.00  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

ANTIQUE IXL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM ENGLAND HAWKBILL STAG HANDLE LARGE POCKET KNIFE RARE OS. Has very strong snap. Has 5 Inch Handle and 3.7 inch blade.

Large Remington Bone Handle 4 Blade Congress Pocket Knife Vintage 1920 to 1940

$310.00  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

LARGE REMINGTON CONGRESS POCKET KNIFE - 4 1/4" closed. Used, sharpened condition. Vintage 1920 to 1940. Jigged bone, cattle bone handles with no cracks or chips. Has fancy pinched bolsters. The 2 large blades stamped REMINGTON MADE IN U.S.A. inside the circle logo. Master blade stamped R6043 on back. The 2 small blades stamped REMINGTON inside the circle logo. Blades have strong snap with no side to side play. The blades have been sharpened on a grinder by a previous owner. This is a large, well made old Pocket knife. Check photos, they enlarge and are part of the description. International bidders please email for shipping cost before bidding.

H BOKER & CO TREE BRAND CLASSIC GERMANY GENUINE STAG FOLDING HUNTER KNIFE NIB NR

$127.50  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

H BOKER & CO. KNIFE IS NEW IN ORIGINAL BOKER SOLINGEN MANUFACTURE FOLDING GIFT BOX WITH BROWN LEATHER BELT SHEATH AND PAPERWORK! MIRROR POLISHED AND RAZOR SHARP 440C HIGH CARBON STAINLESS STEEL CLIP POINT AND STRAIGHT BACK SKINNER BLADES.

VINTAGE BUCK USA 110 FINGER GROOVED FOLDING HUNTER KNIFE w/BOX & SHEATH. 1980's

$125.50  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

ITS NEVER BEEN USED, OR CARRIED. THE BLADE LOOKS GREAT. THE HANDLE IS FINGER GROOVED WOOD, ALSO IN GREAT CONDITION. OTHER THAN THAT THE KNIFE LOOKS FANTASTIC. IT DATES TO THE 1980'S. 2 DOTS ON EACH SIDE.

A+ WWII US Navy Mk2 Fighting Knife USN Mark 2 Robeson RCC Guard Mrk Pilot Seabee

$312.00  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

RCC is for Robeson Cutlery Co. The knife is 12" long with a 7" blade. It's unsharpened w/an excellent, factory edge and retains 99% original finish.Guard is tight. Leather grip is excellent/mint.

Great Eastern Cutlery 441218 Buffalo Jack Gunstock in Ebony, PPP

$250.10  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

I am the original owner. Never used, carried, sharpened. Beautiful finish, blade centering and operation with no flaws that I can see. Oil on blades in photos.

Great Eastern Cutlery GEC TC Barlow SFO Sheepfoot Gabon Ebony 153117 15

$285.00  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

Awesome Robeson Shuredge Rochester NY Peanut Jack Knife (c1901-1940) - NR

$61.00  in stock
as of October 17, 2021 5:26 pm

The blades also hold firm in the open position. Nickel silver bolsters and oval shield with brass liners and pins. The beautiful gold swirled celluloid handles hold firm and have no issues. This knife is 3" closed.

And there’s more to explore!

Why Collect Vintage Knives?

Pocket knives often have a nostalgic connection to our lives.  Many people, including myself, received pocket knives from family members when they were young.  The fact that they came with a warning from relatives of having sharp blades let us know these objects were important!  As we grew up, we realized that they were useful tools that assisted us in our daily lives.  Many collectors appreciate the historical value of old knives; thinking about an antique Sheffield Bowie Knife on the American frontier or an old stag handled rope knife that may have been used during the Spanish- American War or during WWII.  Collectors also appreciate the different features on a knife; including handle materials, patterns and different blade types.  Others appreciate the way the blades snap open and shut, sometimes with so much authority they are likened to a bear trap!  Vintage knives have retained and in most cases, risen in value.  I take comfort in knowing that I can sell most of the knives in my collection for a higher price than I paid.  Whereas most things we purchase in life depreciate, our old knives have not!

Where to Buy Vintage Pocket & Hunting Knives?

Old pocket knives can be found in many different places.  If you enjoy going out and hunting for treasures, they can be found at gun and knife shows, flea markets, antique shows, local auctions and even garage and estate sales.  Today, you can add to your collection from the comfort of your home while scouring online marketplaces such as eBay, Etsy, LiveAuctioneers, Proxibid and other auction sites.   There are truly more ways to acquire vintage knives today than at any other time.  My website will certainly assist you in finding some great new additions for your collection!

Which Old Knives Should I Collect?

Whatever floats your boat!   Some collectors look for certain makers such as Case, Remington, or KA-BAR while others focus on a region of manufacture such as early New England brands like Waterville, Holley or Empire.  Some collectors seek out specific knife patterns such as barlows, whittlers, trappers or the popular elephant toe.  Other collectors look for a specific handle material that they enjoy like jigged bone, genuine stag, mother of pearl or celluloid.  As time goes on, many collectors become interested in different types of knives and shift their focus.  Some bounce back to things they collected many years ago.  The point is, whatever you enjoy right now is what you should collect.