J. Bruce Voyles, Auctioneers 

Auction 101 -- Last call for 2017
AUCTION ENDS DEC. 14, 2017

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Lots 1-99

Lots 100-153

 

Lot 1 W. F. Moran heavy duty hunter, handforged by the master of them all and founder of the American Bladesmiths Society. Fileworked blade and tang, wire inlaid handle, Mastersmiths marks, 9 inches oal, 5 inch blade. (x1008)Minimum bid $3,500.00

Lot 2 R. W. Loveless, Lawndale, CA semi skinner. Red liners, tapered tang, “65” number at base of tang, nickel silver fittings, 8 1/4” oal, 3 5/8” blade, Mint. It all begins and ends with Loveless, the father of the modern handmade knife. His history goes back to the founding of the Knifemakers' Guild and one of its very first Presidents, a man featured in books and magazines, including Sports Illustrated, and a true legend in his time. Lawndale is one of his rarer marks and one of his most desired. (x1002)Minimum bid $3,500.00

Lot 3 Massive Arkansas toothpick marked in cursive, “Handmade by James B Lile” no sheath. 17” oal, 12” blade, sculpted stag handle and brass fittings. The Arkansas knifesmith, creator and maker of the knife used in the first two Rambo movies, former Guild President, and a damn fine man. This is his earlier script mark. (x1092)Minimum bid $1,000.00

Lot 4 Harvey McBurnette horn handled folder. Fileworked liners and backsprings, one natural check in the horn, shield on one side, 4” closed, 7 3/8” open. Harvey was a top knifemaker and one of the innovators who brought out the front lock. He was an artist who did all of his own filework, engraving, and etching. (x1037)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 5 Randall No. 1, very early, brown button Heiser sheath, gray stone, lug on top fo the pommel, stacked leather washer handle, aluminum buttcap. Has been carried and used, full blade but pitted, sheath shows its age. Overall I'd say excellent more or less. (x1001)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 6 George Herron wood handled hunter, tapered tang, sheath shows some carry use, 7” oal, 2 3/4” blade. His ref. Number #839. Mint except as noted. Former Guild President and Cutlery Hall of Fame member. Knives like this are why. (x1082)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 7 G. W. Stone all metal skinner with back pocket sheath. Markced TC81S on back side, 6 1/2” oal, 3” blade. Legendary Texas maker. (x1025)Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 8 Owen Wood engraved small hunter with beautiful deep relief engraving, wood handles, tapered tang, dovetailed bolster, marked D168207 on tang, 6 1/2” oal, 2 3/8” blade, pouch leather sheath mint. Beautiful and elegant knife. (x1013)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 9 Lile Drop point hunter, made during his lifetime, as indicated by no dot over the “i”. Staminawood handle, brass fittings, tapered tang, 9 1/2” oal, 5” blade, mint. (x1089)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 10 Herron Fillet, mint but is engraved “H. B. Camden” Tapered tang, black micarta handles, #1965 reference number, 10 3/4” oal, 6” blade. Leather sheath. (x1099)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 11 Fisk Bowie, Mastersmith mark, Kenny Rowe sheath, marked on the reverse of the tang, “Arkansaw” slab stag solid around a hidden tang, with escutcheon plate, 12” oal, 7 7/8” blade. (x1018)Minimum bid $450.00

Lot 12 Steve Johnson spalted wood handled hunter with Ducks Unlimited marking on reverse side, leather sheath, tapered tang, 8” oal, 3 1/2” blade, mint from an Art Knife Invitational maker and all round nice guy. (x1045)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 13 Herman Schneider stag handled long hunter. At one time Herman was one of the top five knifemakers in the world. He also designed knives for Stallone movies. This knife is from one of the first major knife collections that achieved fame and was auctioned by Southebys. Marked “Dr. Jack Holifield on top of the blade. Tapered tang, red liners, #246, 10” oal, 5 1/8” blade. (x1014)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 14 Bill Bagwell, Vivian LA wood hunter (one of the four founders of the American Bladesmiths Society), crack on the back rivet, brass guard that is fileworked, 11 1/2” opal, 7” blade, near mint/mint. (x1170)Minimum bid $170.00

Lot 15 Don Hastings Red River Knives camp knife. Don was one of the three makers who founded the ABS (B. R. Hughes was the 4th but he is not a maker) Within this auction you have the opportunity to own knives from all three founding makers of the American Bladesmiths Society. Red River camp knife, brass dogbone handles, shield on the back side, tooled leather sehath, hidden tang, dated 9/74, 13 3/4” oal, 9” blade. (x1090)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 16 Ted Dowell Drop Point hunter. Burl wood handled, TMD marked sheath, mint, 9 3/4” oal, 4 3/8” blade, A past Guild President and legend in his own right. (x1069)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 17 George Herron Semi skinner, wood handles, tapered tang, #1104, mint. 8 1/2” oal, 4” blade. (x1125)Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 18 Randall Rough back sheath, model 12-6, gray stone, stag handles, unused and would be mint except for a couple of specks. (x1073)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 19 Jason Knight oriental style wrapped handle Bowie. Annodized guard, nice temper line, sheath with frog, a big 14” long with an 8 3./4” blade. Sheath has a frog hanger, mint except for one speck on the front that should clean off. You may be more familiar with Jason as a host of “Forged in Fire” on the History Channel. It was making knives like this that secured his spot on that show. (x1049)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 20 George Herron rare ironwood handled fighter, #800, tapered tang, 11 1/2” oal, 6 1/2” blade. All George Herron knives are marked with a number in the order in which they were made and that number is matched on the sheath. There exists a book in private hands that describes each of those numbers and the knife they would represent. (x1076)Minimum bid $350.00

Lot 21 Lile Script mark drop point hunter, DUXBAX special and so marked on the sheath and a shield on the knife, 359 of 500, tapered tang, brass fitting, Jimmy Lile cursive mark, 8 1/2” oal, 4” blade. Mint although sheath shows carry wear. (x1045)Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 22 Jim Ence small fighter. Interesting ironwood sculpted handle, tapered tang, velvet lined sheath, integral , 8” oal, 3 7/8” blade. Mint. Art knife. Jim Ence was an Art Knife Invitational maker. (x1084)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 23 Ron Gaston fileworked hunter, ironwood handles, tapered tang, 8 1/2” oal, 4”blade, mint but sheath shows some storage dings. (x1050)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 24 KAS (Ken Steigerwalt) small fighter, ivory colored micarta handles, straight tang, dovetailed, 8 1/2” oal, 4 1/4” blade, no sheath. (x1054)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 25 Lloyd Hale stag finger groove hunter. Hidden tang, fileworked, pommel cap filed to match the stag grooves, 8 1/4” oal, 4” blade. Lloyd is a legend, and for 20 years his knives were unavailable as everything he made was bought by one single wealthy benefactor who wanted Lloyd to pursue his art without outside influences. He is back now although the availability of his knives is among the hardest to obtain. Except here. Just be the top bidder and it is yours. (x1061)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 26 Bill Cheatham chipped flint finished hunter, crack on the back handle, and a patch of rust near the guard. Bill invented the finish he called calls “chipped flint”, stag handled with black spacers, 9” oal, 4 1/4”, tooled sheath. Mint except as noted. (x1003)Minimum bid $170.00

Lot 27 Curt Erickson engraved chute knife with engraving by Julie Warenski on both side and all pin heads, 8 1/2” oal, 4” blade, no sheath. Verrrry nice. (X1016)Minimum bid $400.00

Lot 28 Walt Kneubler stag hunter. Has been cleaned, wrong sheath for this knife, 10” oal, 5 1/2” blade. (X1020)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 29 Ted Dowell stag hunter, Loveless influenced style by one of the early legends, polished stag handle with rad liners, tapered tang, sheath also marked TMD. (x1056)Minimum bid $500.00

Lot 30 Randall stag handled Smithsonian Bowie, one crack in the handle, massive 16” oal, 11” blade, brass fittings, no sheath, otherwise mint. (x1109)Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 31 Rod Chappel “Silver Fox” Wood handled hunter, dated 2008 and says something about Arlington but cannot make out the rest, 10” oal, 4” blade, marked “Roderick Chappel, Caribou” Mint. (x1083)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 32 Chubby Huske smooth stag hunter. This Texas based maker was one of the founding members of the Knifemakers' Guild. 12” oal, 7” blade, some natural checks in the stag, brass fitting, marked 01, cleaned to near mint. (x1081)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 33 Steve Morseth hunter, includes a Morseth patented sheath, stag pommel over leather washer handle. 9 1/8” oal, 4 3/4” blade, cleaned to right at mint. (x1021)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 34 Randall,Rick Bowles model, stainless, #185, wood with brass spacers, 10” oal, 5 1/2” blade, autographed sheath. (x1114)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 35 Randall Throwing knife, routh back sheath 9/11, stainless. Mint. (x1101)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 36 James B. Lile stag lockback folder. Cursive Lile logo, stag, dovetailed bolsters, 3” long closed. (x1053)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 37 Ron Gaston engraved hunter, wood handles, ironwood handles, straight tang, engraving is signed in what looks like “Te”, 8 1/2” oal, with a 3 7/8 blade that has a 2 3/4” sharpened false edge (but not false on this one) Mint with pouch sheath. (x1080)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 38 Jim Sorenberger, Volcano, CA stag drop point hunter. Perhaps the most underrated knifemaker in America in my opinion. 6 1/4” oal, 2 5/8” blade, trout fly marked on the sheath, stag, straight tang. Mint. (x1022)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 39 Jerry Fisk drop point hunter. Wood handles, tapered tang, fileworked, grooved handle, 7 1/2” oal, 3 5/8” blade, with sheath. Mint. Jerry has been designated as a National Living Treasure Artist. (x1026)Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 40 Bailey Bradshaw Bowie, mastersmith mark, coffin handle, hidden tang, wood handles, 12 3/4” oal, 7 1/4” blade, ostrich skin sheath dyed black. Mint (x1096)Minimum bid $175.00

Lot 41 Corbet Sigman wood hunter with no sheath, Red House, W. VA mark. Brass with nickel silver pommel, hidden tang with spacers, 8 3/8” oal, 4” blade. (x1041)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 42 Ruana stag handled massive bowie with brass back. Looks to be made from thick 3/8” stock. (It is heavy) 16” oal, 10 1/4” blade. Mint with sheath as sturdy as the knife. (x1028)Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 43 Bob Sky (Bob Hajovsky, Scotland, TX) subhilt fighter. Slanted guard, fileworked liners, 12 1/2” oal, 7 3/4” blade. Mint. (x1098)Minimum bid $175.00

Lot 44 Jim Crowell wood handled Bowie. 10 3/4” oal, 10” blade, tooled sheath with frog. Some spotting (x1029)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 45 Barney Barnes wire inlaid Bowie. If you see the influence of Moran in his work it is because Barney and Bill were close personal friends and Barney spent a lot of time in Bill's shop. Nickel silver pommel cap, coffin shaped pommel, wire inlaid handled, leather over wood sheath, nice temper line, filed guard, Mastersmith mark, mint. (x1088)Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 46 J. R. Cook small Bowie with horn handles, 9 1/2” oal, 5” blade, hidden tang, fileworked guard, Mastersmith mark, four or five spots on the back of the blade, Kenny Rowe basketweave sheath. (x1086)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 47 D'Holder, Phoenix, AZ, impala horn with a Moroccan amber ferrule (small crack in the Amber) 9 7/8” oal, 4 3/4” blade, coral spacer, hidden tang. Mint except as noted. (x1040)Minimum bid $170.00

Lot 48 J. R. Cook Bowie, etched bolsters and guard tips, Mastersmith mark, dovetailed, tapered tang, ironwood handles, has been spotted and cleaned on both sides, Kenny Rowe sheath. (x1091)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 49 Frank Centofante fixed blade. Rare fixed blade from this top Hall of Fame knifemaker who specialized in folders. Florida mark. Hidden tang, nickel silver fitting with spacers, one tiny nick out of a finger grove tip (seep photo) 9 1/2” oal, 4 3/4” blade. (x1057)Minimum bid $90.00

Lot 50 Dale Warther wood handled hunter, comes in a wood presentation case. 10” oal, 5” blade, engine turned blade, three pins, brass fittings, 2001 AD mark. (x1123)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 51 Roger Gamble ironwood folder, locking liner, semi-precious stone thumbstud, LEFT HAND model, 4 3/4” closed, 8 1/4” open. “Gamble” marked pouch included. (x1171)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 52 Eldon Peterson abalone interframe with two blades. Both blade lock, 3 1/2” closed. Well made. (x1004)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 53 L. J. Thompson stag folder mini-bullet pattern, 2 blade, shows a lot of Tony Bose influence, 3 1/2” closed. Mint (x1032)Minimum bid $120.00

Lot 54 Judy Gottage pearl interframe folder with engraving, 3 3/8” closed, 6 3/8” open. (x1030)Minimum bid $130.00

Lot 55 Tommy Lee, Gaffney, S.C. ironwood handled folder, locking liner, 4 7/8” closed, 7 45/8” open. Tommy was a champion shooter as well as a knifemaker featured in such magazines as Sports Afield. Among the people who carried his knife is Hank Williams, Jr. who credited the Lee knife with saving his life in Alaska. (See old copy of Blade Magazine for the story). (x1036)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 56 Bill Coffey, Clovis, CA wood handled Damascus flipper folder, annodized clip, liners, and bolster. Locking liner, dovetailed bolsters, 5 1/4” closed, 9” open. Mint (x1033)Minimum bid $160.00

Lot 57 Dowell stag two blade folder (Not TMD) Heavy Bose influence, 2 blade, fancy shield, 3 3/4” closed 6 7/8” open. (x1052)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 58 Cliff Parker mosaic Damascus with mastadon ivory handles. Comes with a certificate outlining the details. Knife is called “A touch of class”, 4 3/8” closed, 7 1/4” open, 1095/L6 twist Damascus, 1095/a203e Checkerboard mosaic bolsters, brown mammoth ivory handle, titanium bolsters with a tiger eye thumbstud, #8, 1999. (Please check your local laws, some states have banned even mastadon ivory—even though the last mastadon died approx. 10,000 years ago). Theory must work as I have not heard of any mastadon being killed for their ivory lately. (x1034)Minimum bid $170.00

Lot 59 Ruffin Johnson, Houston, Texas ironwood handled folder, dovetailed bolsters, 4 1/2” closed, 8” open, crack across the front handle, otherwise mint. (x1031)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 60 Joe Pardue horn handled fancy folder. Anodized liner and backstrap with elaborate filework and inlaid pieces of abalone, appears to have a diamond thumbstud, 5” closed, 9” open, mint. (x1065)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 61 Norm Levine wood handled camp knife, slant guard, 4 pins, 1/4” sotck, 12” oal with 7” blade, with sheath. Mint. (x1124)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 62 Frank Gamble hunter, Persian style hunter, exotic wood handle with amber spacer, crack in the amber, clip sheath, 9 1/4” oal, 4 1/2” blade. Mint except as noted. (x1072)Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 63 Jim Hammond ironwood hunter, two pins, tapered tang. 7” oal, 3 3/8” blade. Jim's sideline is designing some of the best selling models of knives for Columbia River Knife & Tool. (x1103)Minimum bid $90.00

Lot 64 Jimmy Lile Stag hunter, script mark, brass fitting with spacers, 9 3/4” oal, 5” blade, with sheath. (x1110)Minimum bid $175.00

Lot 65 Barnes Damascus and stag long Persian fixed blade, fileworked liner, 12” oal, 8” blade. With sheath. (x1111)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 66 Bob Renkoski Two knife set, Scagle style, used, fixed blade is 10 1/2” oal with a 5 1/2” blade, stag and stacked leather, and the folder is a lockback with an arrowhead shield (cracks in the handle, blade is excellent. Filder is 3 1/2” closed. Two knives in one sheath. (x1105)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 67 Claude Montjoy Giraffe Bone handled large hunter, tapered tang with red liners, tooled leather sheath, 1`0 1/4” oal, 5 1/2” blade. (x1115)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 68 Bone (Knife Co.) A81-4 hunter, wood handles, “H” on the tang likely indicates the Charlie Hipps era Bone. Wood handles with brass fittings and black spacers, 10 1/4” oal, 5 1/2” blade. Mint. (x1097)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 69 Gordon Defreest (Marked Gordon) stag hunter, nickel silver guard, tapered tang, 8” oal, 3 3/4” blade. (x1107)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 70 Morseth 1990 (A. G. Russell era) some spotting, 10 3/4” oal, 6” blade, dated 1990. With sheath. (x1067)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 71 Peter Bauchamp 2 color wood handled long hunter. South African maker. 19 pins, brass and nickel silver fittings, 13” oal, 7 1/4” blade. (x1113)Minimum bid $120.00

Lot 72 Todd Kopp, Apache Jct. Az stag hunter, El Paso leather sheath. With spacers, pommel cap filed to match the indentations of the stag, Hidden tang, some scratches, 10” oal, 5 1/4” blade, tooled leather sheath. Mint. (x1068)Minimum bid $130.00

Lot 73 R. B. with anvil marked Damascus fluted handled dagger. Twisted wire inlaid into the handles, 11” oal, 6 1/4” blade, tooled leather sheath. (x1058)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 74 Voorhis heavy duty Elmer Keith designed heavy hunter, 10 1/2” oal, 6” blade that is 2” wide. White composition handled, spotted, near mint. (x1120)Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 75 Nolen Knives, amber and horn handles, no sheath. Fileworked, hidden tang. 9” oal, 4 1/2” blade. Mint. (x1108)Minimum bid $75.00

Lot 76 Bob Lay hunter featuring two types of horn handles, 7 1/2” oal, 3 5/8” blade with basketweave sheath. Canadian maker. (x1106)Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 77 Todd Kopp fluted and wire wrapped art dagger, hand rubbed finish, 12” oal, 7 1/2” blade, nickel silver guard, some water spotting that should clean to mint. (x1087)Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 78 A. DeLeon dagger, White composition handle, staright tang, eight pins, marked GL2, 10” oal, 5” blade, leather sheath. (x1055)Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 79 Rick (R.C.) Browne stag handled chute knife, four pins, nickel silver fitting, tapered tang, drilled guard, sheath shows carry wear and stag is a little faded. (x1063)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 80 Jeff Morgan linen micarta fighter,, double edged, self guard, a big 13 1/4” oal, 8” blade, with sheath. (x1122)Minimum bid $120.00

Lot 81 Bert Gaston G stylized mastersmith mark, handforged hunter, no sheath. Very well balanced, Damascus guard and Blade, 10” oal, 6” blade. (x1093)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 82 Corbet Sigman wood first finger groove hunter with no sheath, Red House, W. VA mark. Nickel silver pommel and escutcheon plate, brass guard, red, white, and blue spacers, 9 3/4”oal, 5” blade. (x1064)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 83 Early (Very Early!) Jerry Fisk knife, reportedly sold for $20.00 at a fairgrounds in Jerry's early days. By this and a current one and you can really see how far he has come. Thin stock, wood handles, drilled for lanyard, 7” oal, 2 7/8” blade, leather sheath. (x1023)Minimum bid $120.00

Lot 84 Penfold Vacaville, CA Bowie, burl wood handle, marked “2000”, 15 1/2” oal, 9 3/4” blade. No sheath. (x1104)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 85 J. White handforged hunter, dark burl wood handles, nickel silver guard with spacers, 11 1/4” oal, 6 1/4” blade, , Journeyman smith mark (he is now a top Mastersmith) (x1094)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 86 Anders Mastersmith stag Bowie, 3 pins, straight tang, 11 1/2” oal, 7” blade, metal sheet throat and tip, 11 1/2” oal, 7” blade. (x1038)Minimum bid $170.00

Lot 87 Steve Price hunter, Damascus, ironwood handled with white bone spacer, 8” oal, 3 1/2” blade. (x1116)Minimum bid $120.00

Lot 88 Lawrence stag hunter, Journeyman mark, Damascus, fancy reverse crown ferrule, nickel silver cap, with sheath, 9 1/2” oal, 4 5/8” blade, Kenny Rowe sheath (x1100)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 89 Marks Mastersmith knife, Damascus, spear point, brass, hidden tang, appears to be cable Damascus, 10 1/2” oal, 5 1/2” blade, not the right sheath for the knife. (x1085)Minimum bid $140.00

Lot 90 Kelgin (Ken Largin) with turquoise spacer, hidden tang, 9” oal, 4 1/4” blade. With sheath. (x1121)Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 91 A. C. Warren stag hunter, marked #1201, S30V, hidden tang, red stag with spacers, 8 1/2” oal, 3 3/4” blade. Leather sheath. Mint. (x1075)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 92 Viking brass and black micarta handled hook blade tactical, brass fitting with spacers, 11 1/4” oal, 6 7/8” blade. (x1042)Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 93 Poletis wood handle hunter, 2 pins, white liners, straight tang, 9” oal, 4 1/2” blade. (x1102)Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 94 Tommy Lee, Gaffney, SC Mastadon handled dagger, dovetailed, tapaered tang, 8” oal, 4 1/4” blade, back pocket sheath. (x1077)Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 95 R. Ball, Alaska, small skinner, dovetailed, straight ting, nickel silver fitting, leather sheath, 6 1/2” oal, 2 3/4” blade. (x1119)Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 96 Tommy Lee ivory colored micarta handled dagger, Damascus, dovetailed, tapered tang, with sheath, 7 1/2” oal, 3 1/2” blade. With sheath. (x1007)Minimum bid $75.00

Lot 97 Steve Mullin Pack River Knife Co. Damascus dark wood handles, hidden tang, drilled for lanyard, 8 1/4” oal, 3 3/4” blade, pouch sheath. (x1048)Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 98 Ron Gaston fighter with wolf scrimshaw, dovetailed, tapered tang, 10 1/8” oal, 5 1/4” blade, scrim by Kyle Duncan, 1995. Knife has a 3 3/4” sharpened false edge (thus not false!). (x1074)Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 99 Larry Page burl wood drop point hunter, nickel silver fittings, tapered tang, black liners, made in 1998, #1367, 8 1/4” oal, 3 7/8” blade. (x1078)Minimum bid $125.00

 

Lots 1-99

Lots 100-153