Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Cronk W.W

W.w. cronk

440C mirror polish blade is 8-1/4" long. Full length: 13-3/4

Full tapered tang, stainless guard, sub-hilt and pins. Brass lined tong hole. Yellow Westinghouse micarta scales over red lining. Great leather sheath. Knife is in pristine condition.

Price: $ 9,000.00


Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

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Dan Dannehy

 Mirror polish blade is 4-7/8" long. Full length:9-3/4". False top edge. Hidden tang.Nickel silver guard. African warthog handle with spacers.   Leather sheath signed by make and dated 9-26-10.

Price: $650.00

Clay J.D

j.d. clay

440C lade is3-3/4 long. Full length:8-1/2" full tapered tang

Brass bolsters, pins ,thong hole and inlay with maker stamp.

Scrimshaw by maker on yellow micarta scales is dated 77.

leather belt sheath with makers stamp.

price: $450.00

 Quintessential Cutlery - Hunters & Utility

Birt Sid  skinner

sid birt

Birt Damascus steel blade is 5" long. full length:9-1/4" Full strait tang. Quilted maple handle.

sid birt -significant name among early American damascus steel developers and a special place among my favorites art Knifemakers.. GS

Price: $1000.00

 Quintessential Cutlery - Hunters & Utility

Kneubuhler Walter

Walter Kneubuhler

d2 blade is 6-1/4". Full length: 11-1/4". Hidden Tang.

Carved , stained Elk horn handle. Frontier style sheath.

Price: $700.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Sigman Corbet

corbet  Sigman

Mirror polish stainless blade is4-1/8" long. Full length: 8-5/8". full tapered tang.

Nickel silver bolsters and pins. Desert Ironwood handle with finger grooves. Leather sheath.


Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Cooper Nelson. Fighter

john nelson cooper

440C stainless blade is 6"long.Full length:10 -1/2"

Top serrated blade brass butt cup and spacers.  Canvas micarta handle.

Original Cooper leather sheath.

Price: $1,200.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Pugh Jim  eagle

Jim pugh

440C blade has 7" long double ground cutting edge. Full length: 15"

Bronze eagle head and claw are cast and "hair carved" by Jim's wife. Bronze and black spacers on the handle with finger grooves.

Made in 1980 this knife is one of the best examples of "Wildlife" series. Jim Pugh name has a great significance in American custom knives history. Being one of funding members of Knifemakers Guild and an artist he helped in ushering American custom knife makers in the artistic direction we all enjoying today.

Price: $2,500.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Loveless R.W. Nessmuk

r. w. loveless

154-CM blade is 4" long. Full length:8-1/2"

Full tapered tang . Nickel silver hilt, brass rivets and thong hole. Brown linen micarta slabs.

Price: $5,950.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

R.W. Loveless Semi-skinner

r. W. Loveless

154-CM blade is3-3/4" long. Full length: 8-1/2"

Full tapered tang. Brass rivets and thong hole. Brown linen micarta handle.

Price: $5,450.00

Ralph Bone Skinner

Ralph bone

Tool steel blade is 5" long.. Full length: 9-3/4" . Narrow tang

Brass fitting, cocobolo handle.

Price: $ 350.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Ralph Bone dagger

Ralph bone

Tool steel blade is 6" long. Full length: 10-1/2". Narrow tang.

Brass fittings, rosewood handle.

Price:$ 395.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

Hueske Alamo

Chubby Hueske

Alamo Bowie

Tool steel blade is 11" long(10/16" stack ).Full length:16-3/4"  Alamo seen and "Hueske" is etched on the one side of the blade, "B. R. Hughes" and "Alamo Bowie" on the other. Brass guard, butt cup and spacer. Rosewood handle.


Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers

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W.F. Moran

Originally, the Woodhead and Hartley bowie, had that stamp on the blade along with Maker’s stamp  on the ricasso. Maybe that was the reason that   Bill Moran made this unusual for him copy (The Antique Bowie Knives –page 245).  Jay Hendrickson told me, when I showed him the bowie, that this is the only one like it, as far as he knows. He also saw the picture of Bill Moran holding this knife, on the wall of his shop in Fredrick (front page of magazine). Knife does not have sheath (no sheath with original either). Nickel silver guard, pommel castings are German silver.

Overall length: 12-3/4", Blade length: 8-1/8". Mark: By W.F. Moran Lime Kiln MD

Price: $14,500.00


Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers


Larry Hendricks

Patented by Hendricks. Kangaroo hunter has 3-3/4" long blade, full tang and a small scalpel like knife, locked within the confines of the handle. Both blades are made of 440C. Stainless steel bolsters.

Price USD $1,450.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers


John N. Cooper

High carbon tool steel blade is 10" long. Overall length: 16" Double lugged brass hilt, brass butt cup and escutcheon. Micarta handle. Original sheath.

Price: $2,500.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers


Earl Leavitt

Forged steel blade is 9" long. Overall length: 13 1/2". Brass fittings wood scales.

Price USD $500.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers



Cable Damascus Blade is 9-1/2" long. Overall length; 14-1/4". Full tang, brass bolsters and pins, buffalo horn scales. 

Price USD $375.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers


Ralph Bone

Blade is 5" long. Small Dog bone mark. (Later). Nickel silver hilt and butt-cup. Rosewood handles with spacers. Unmarked sheath. Knife looks like it may have been cleaned but crisp.

Price USD $350.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers


Rudolph Ruana

Hammer forged chrome alloy spring steel blade length: 9". Sharp 3-1/4" on the top. Overall 15"; 2" at the brass hilt. Brass on back of blade. Brass butt cup. Standard Bowie Sheath.
"Rudy" Ruana is credited as THE Trailblazer for modern market handmade knives

Prices USD $1,745.00

Quintessential Cutlery - Early Makers 


Jim Mustin

Jim Mustin (Cajun), popular in  70s, was known for his well made with good fit and finish fighters and hunters.    Presented bowie has Atkins Silver Steel  blade 8-3/4" long. Full length: 13-3/4". Brass guard and butt cup, micarta handle. Leather sheath with hand written on the back:" Dec .1991 ALL HAND MADE  FROM MY FILE BY JIM MUSTIN.  Some blemishes on the blade.

Price : $750.00