J. Bruce Voyles, Auctioneers 
Auction 88

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Imporant: In this auction is bulk mastodon ivory for handle materials. Although the animals that bore them have been extinct for thousands of years, New York, New Jersey, and California have all enacted legislation to prohibit sales of mastodon ivory in their states. Unfortunately if you live in those states we cannot ship items that are illegal in your state to you. Also similar legislation is pending in other states so please be aware of your politicians and let them know your feelings.

PERSONAL OPINION: I fail to see how banning mastodon ivory will help save the life of a single African elephant. The only possible explanation is that those who would enfoce the elephant ivory ban are too stupid to tell the difference between mastodon ivory and recent elephant ivory--and they are too lazy to take the 20-30 seconds that it would take to learn the difference. The rule is if your legislators are doing things against what you believe to be proper, honest, and right--then work to get them out of office! More and more these days it seems we are outnumbered by the ignorant and idiotic.

Lot 1 R. W. Loveless walrus ivory handled drop point hunter, with sheath. Naked lady logo with frontal view on the front side of the knife, back side of the knife has the rear view. #703. Mint except for some tiny checks and a single hairline across the back handle. 9 3/4" oal and a 5" blade. ( 88347-lcs) Minimum bid $2,000.00

Lot 2 Randy Lee handmade textured micarta utility hunter, d2 steel, 8" oal, 3 3/4" blade, glare reducing acid etch, with tooled leather sheath. ( 88114-rla) Minimum bid $180.00

Lot 3 Randy Lee handmade red micarta handled hunter, Red liner and tan micarta, black fiber and nickel silver spacers, 154cm steel, 8" oal, 4" blade. ( 88115-rla) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 4 Randy Lee handmade Golden Bone stag utility hunter, 8" oal, 3 3/4" blade, brass pints and thong hole, bead blasted. ( 88112-rla) Minimum bid $185.00

Lot 5 Randy Lee Amboyna and mammoth ivory sub hilt hunter, fileworked, black fiber spacers, 8 1/4" oal, 4 1/8" blade. 154CPM steel, ( 88113-rla) Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 6 Busse Combat small drop point hunter, canvas big weave micarta handles, three rivet handles, no sheath. 7" oal, 3 1/4" blade, 1/4" stock. (85023pog) Minimum bid $90.00 ( 85023-rel) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 7 Randy Lee Mule Deer Utility Hunter, ats34 steel, mule deer antler, brown micarta, and green pinecone resin, mossaic pin, 8 7/8" oal, 4" blade. ( 88116-rla) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 8 Joseph Rodgers large Sheffield, England Bowie knife. Stag handle, oval escutcheon, straight guard, 14" overall, 8 7/8" blade, leather sheath with metal tip and throat. Some spider spots on the blade, has been sharpened but most of the blade is still there. ( 88428-brf) Minimum bid $500.00

Lot 9 Dick Atkinson , Wausau, FL micarta handled folder with a lift-up lock, inlaid pearl oval in the handle and fileworked back, 4 5/8" oal, pearl oval is on both sides of the knife. Mint. Handmade by a long time Knifemaker's Guild member. ( 88423-rel) Minimum bid $75.00

Lot 10 S. C. Wragg Sheaf Island Works, Sheffied 2 blade folding dirk. Fancy bolsters on both ends, 5" long closed, 9" open. Lot of walk and talk, straight shield. Ivory handles. Blades are full, and there are some checks at the center rivets but ivory this old without cracks is uncommon. One of the oldest knives we've offered in a while. ( 88418-brf) Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 11 Case Red Etch stag set (1978) 5254ss, Muskrat ss, 5347 ss, 52032 ss, 52087ss, 5220ss, and 5279ss ( 88196-dkk) Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 12 Case Starter Set issued in 1979 , 6165, 2138 sodbuster, 6250 Bradford Bonanza, 06247 bone, 6344 (delrin), SR6225 1/2, and 62027 (delrin). ( 88197-dkk) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 13 Case Blue Scroll stag set (1977) All stainless, 5172, 5265sab, 5111 1/2, 5254, 5347, 52131, 52087, 5233. Knives are mint, but bolsters are stippled because it was stored in a Case Collectors Case with decomposing form. They need buffed and would be 100%. (We confine our clean up to polishing paste). ( 88238-dkk) Minimum bid $325.00

Lot 14 Case Gray Etch stag set (1976) all are stainless, 5172, 5265, 5111 1/2, 5254, 53047, 52087, 5233. Mint. ( 88239-dkk) Minimum bid $325.00

Lot 15 Rare Pre-1940 Bullet Remington, wood handles, cleaned to exc/nm, no etching visible, one hairline at the lanyard hole. ( 88286-sto) Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 16 Remington pre-1940 R1306 stag handled one blade lockback bullet Remington. Blade is deep pits, very good. ( 88287-dkk) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 17 Remington pre-1940 R1253 bone handled one blade lockback Bullet Remington, 5 3/8" long, cleaned to near mint. No etching. ( 88322-dkk) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 18 Remington pre-1940 R4243 bone handled Jumbo Scout-Utility pattern, etching visible, excellent plus. 5" closed, with bail. One of the tough ones to find--especially in this condition. ( 88323-dkk) Minimum bid $400.00

Lot 19 Remington pre-1940 R1173 Baby Bullet, the most elusive in the search for sets of bullets, bone handled, 2 blade mint trapper, 3 1/2" closed, hairline rivet cracks at the lanyards, as most have, blades have been heavily cleaned to very good. ( 88324-dkk) Minimum bid $400.00

Lot 20 Remington pre-1940 R4353 bone jumbo muskrat pattern, 4 3/8" closed, handles have no cracks, blades are very good but master blade is a bit short. ( 88325-sto) Minimum bid $225.00

Lot 21 Remington pre-1940 R1123, full blades excellent, one hairline at the lanyard, blades a little slow. ( 88289-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 22 Remington pre-1940 R4243 bone handled Jumbo Scout-Utility pattern, etching visible, has been cleaned, excellent plus. 5" closed, with bail. One of the tough ones to find--especially in this condition. ( 88290-sto) Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 23 Rare Remington 5-blade, R4283 Sowbelly, hourglass shield, etching still visible, bone handles, blades are excellent but there is some pitting, grooved bolsters. Remington only made two five-blade patterns out of the 1500 or so different patterns they made between 1920-1940. (We have the other five blade pattern in this auction too!) ( 88103-sto) Minimum bid $350.00

Lot 24 Remington Anglo-Saxon stag handled Anglo-Saxon whittler, pinched bolsters, crest shield, etching visible, R7756, one hairline at the back handle rivet. Excellent. ( 88104-sto) Minimum bid $90.00

 

KA-BAR Knives and dating them

1898-Tideoute Cutlery Co. formed in Tiedoute, PA

1902-Factory purchased by Wallace Brown, Started in Tideoute, PA as Union Razor Company

Union Razor Company, Tideoute mark used 1902-1909 (Equivalent in Case language--Case Brothers, W. R. Case &SON)

Union Cutlery Co. Tideoute marked knives were only made 1898-to approx. 1912. (Equivalent in Case language--Case Brothers, W. R. Case & Sons)

Union Cutlery Co. with North American outline 1912-1923 (Equivalent in Case language: W. R. Case & Sons, Case Bradford PA)

Union Cutlery Co. Olean, NY 1912 first used.

OLCUT, and Keenwell also used first in the 20's.

After 1923--KA-BAR on main blade, and Union Cutlery Co. Olean, NY on either the back of the blade if a single blade, or on one of the smaller blades. These will be referred the Union mark. If I state the Union mark it means the blade will be stamped "Union Cutlery Co. Olean, NY" (Equivalent in Case Language: Case Tested)

After 1952 Union Cutlery Co. is no longer marked on the knives. (Equivalent in Case Language: XX and USA)

Kabar, USA was changed to in 1951

In the 70's a pattern number was added between the Kabar and the USA. (Equivalent in Case language: Case dots)


Lot 25 KA-BAR on front, Union mark on tang back, yellow handled clasp knife, 5 1/2", drilled for lanyard, has been cleaned to excellent. ( 88086-sto) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 26 North American tang mark is the only marking on this Union Cut made dogshead one blade folding hunter with extended bolster. Beautiful deep work groove jigging on the bone handles. Cleaned to near mint except for a repaired chip at the front center rivet. Matchstriker nail mark. ( 88087-sto) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 27 Super Rare KA-BAR, Union marked dogshead Kabar folding hunter dogshead. The blade locks and is released by the folding guard. Patented in 1923 and so marked on the folding guard. Original polish on the blade but blade is full. Except for the finish on the blade I would call this one near mint. A good buffer could restore this one to new! ( 88088-sto) Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 28 Dogshead Kabar jumbo trapper, nice jigged green bone handles (same pattern as the 1123 Bullet). Master blade is marked Union Cut. Co. and the spay blade is marked "KA-BAR". Cleaned to near mint. Exceptional. ( 88089-sto) Minimum bid $275.00

Lot 29 KA-BAR, Union Cut. Co. four blade folding hunter. (That's right FOUR blades), yellow composition handles that are starting to fox on the ends. Some tarnish on the bolsters, otherwise excellent, matchstriker nail mark. (catalog not included) ( 88090-sto) Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 30 Remington R1253 Bullet Remington, full blade, pre-1940, etching visible, lockback, good solid excellent. ( 88093-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 31 Remington R4353 bone handled big muskrat, pre-1940, etching visible, master blade is short, blades otherwise excellent. 4 1/4". ( 88094-sto) Minimum bid $250.00

Lot 32 Remington R3143 FIVE blade stockman, full blades, etching plain, pre-1940, acorn shield, blades, excellent, no cracks in the bone handles. An example of the rarity of this knife is in the 70's noted Texas collector J. Paul Turner ran ads in all the knife magazines seeking this knife. It took him many years despite that to find this pattern. One of the few I have ever seen. ( 88095-sto) Minimum bid $300.00

Lot 33 Remington pre-1940 R1273 two blade bullet, Spear master blade, grooved bolster. Blades are very good, back handle has been chipped and repaired in three places. ( 88097-sto) Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 34 IXL Showpiece. Snakeskin stag handles (impossible to find stag with this close grain in modern times). Unusual in that it matches the Remington bullet pattern. Both blades marked with George Wostenholm, Sheffield, England. Grooved bolsters. Long pull, a long 5 3/8" long close. Pristine mint. IXL eched on the master blade. ( 88098-mmm) Minimum bid $350.00

Lot 35 Beautiful Case XX 6265 SAB red Rogers bone folding hunter. Some of the most beautiful handles you will ever see on a Case folding hunter. Cleaned to near mint except for a single spiderweb on the skinning blade. ( 88099-mmm) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 36 Case XX 6294 big cigar. Beautiful light reddish coloring on the edges of this one, handle on the back is darker but some light edging too. Mint. ( 88100-mmm) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 37 KA-BAR, Union Cut four blade congress, stag handles. Two larger blades and the shield are all marked KA-BAR, the two smaller blades are marked Union Cut. Co. Olean, NY Blades very good. ( 88101-sto) Minimum bid $90.00

Lot 38 Kabar twin set of hunting knives, 8" and 6 1/2" imitation onyx handles, tooled leather sheath is also marked Kabar. Pristine mint. ( 88121-sto) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 39 Union Cutlery Co. very early North American tang mark stag handled 5 1/2" take apart two blade hobo, stag handles, some deep pitting but a lot of blade left, spacer bar in the center of the handle. Fork blade has patent date on it. Overall would rate very good. ( 88266-sto) Minimum bid $175.00

Lot 40 Remington pre-1940 bone handled lockback fish knife, fish scaler on the blade back, "Remington" stamped bolsters. R1630. This knife is made on the Daddy Barlow pattern. Exc. ( 88267-sto) Minimum bid $75.00

Lot 41 KA-BAR Stainless is the tang mark on this black handled Flyfisherman knife. Mint ( 88368-sto) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 42 Union Cutlery Co. very early North American tang mark, green bone handled 4" jumbo sleeveboard whittler, "Union" shield and Union Cut mark on one of the smaller blades. Two smaller corner chips have been repaired and one hairline. Cleaned to exc. otherwise. ( 88265-sto) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 43 Union Cutlery Co. very early North American tang mark wood handled equal end, 3 3/4", Union mark on 2ed blade. VG. ( 88364-sto) Minimum bid $25.00

Lot 44 Remington Pre-1940 bone handled congress with fancy grooved bolsters, R6033, Etching still visible on the master blade, exc. ( 88263-sto) Minimum bid $90.00

Lot 45 KA-BAR with Union on 2ed blade imitation oval shaped 2 blade, inlaid celluloid christmas tree shield. Near mint.3 1/8" ( 88262-sto) Minimum bid $20.00

Lot 46 Rare Italic style Union, Olean, NY tang mark. Rogers bone handles, scout utility pattern, mint except for some specking. ( 88261-sto) Minimum bid $40.00

Lot 47 Union Cut. Co. 4 1/4" bone handled sunfish, crest shield, chip off center rivet at the back, hairline there, small crack on the front handle to the first pin, and a hairline from the shield. Very good. ( 88260-sto) Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 48 Union Cut. Co. Sunfish rare North American tang mark on the master blade, Union shield, Union mark on the 2ndblade. Blade is good only, but handles are beautiful deep jigged brown bone with no cracks. ( 88259-sto) Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 49 Union Cut. Co. Sunfish rough blade handles, cleaned excellent. 4 1/4" closed. ( 88258-sto) Minimum bid $125.00

Lot 50 Remington pre-1940 serpentine stock with acorn shield, 3 blade including punch, low exc. Blades. No cracks. R4313. ( 88257-sto) Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 51 Buhl Sons, Toledo, OH Bone handled sunfish, double pulls, blades good only, two small handle chips and one hairline. ( 88256-sto) Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 52 Union Cut. Co brown celluloid handled sunfish, no cracks, good blades. ( 88255-sto) Minimum bid $100.00

Lot 53 Rare Union Cut. Co. Tidioute, PA on master blade, Tidioute on the pen, crest shield, bone handles, vg/exc blades, one well done repair on chip on handle at back rivet. ( 88254-sto) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 54 Rare Dogshead 2 blade folding hatchet knife. 5 1/8" closed, rough blade handles that show some shrinkage (they should on a knife this age) cleaned to near mint. ( 88253-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 55 Case XX (1945-65) red stag 5260 2 blade, tip bolsters, cleaned to exc. Three hairlines. ( 88252-mmm) Minimum bid $30.00

Lot 56 Rare Case USA (1965-70) 06263ss etched "Tested XX Stainless" (most USA are marked "Tested XX Razor Edge") . Bone handles, mint except for one hairline crack. ( 88251-mmm) Minimum bid $25.00

Lot 57 Remington pre-1940 R6073 4 blade congress, cleaned to very good, crack across front handle. ( 88250-mmm) Minimum bid $30.00

Lot 58 John Chatillion & Sons, NY 2 blade sunfish, double pulls, with beautifully jigged dark brown bone handles. No cracks. Blades are cleaned to very good plus (some pitting) ( 88249-sbl) Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 59 Robeson Shuredge Rochester, bone handled swell center sunfish, 622409, bowtie shield. Blades are excellent. A couple of small hard to see hairline stress cracks on the handles. ( 88248-sbl) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 60 Bridge Cutlery Co. Sunfish, jigged bone, double pulls, blades exc. Handles are near mint with no cracks. Iron bolsters. ( 88247-sbl) Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 61 Case XX (1945-65) Green bone 64052 congress, cleaned to near mint. ( 88243-mmm) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 62 Case Classic 83043 1/2 marked Case Tested XX, pearl whittler. Mint. ( 88244-mmm) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 63 Fightn' Rooster pearl handled 4 blade whittler, etched, "Gem Capital Knife Club, 1 of 300, 1982, two garnets inlaid into the handles. Mint. ( 88245-mmm) Minimum bid $35.00

Lot 64 Case XX 61093 bone handled Texas Toothpick, full blade and unused and knife would be mint except for some cleaned up tarnish on the upper side of the blade (looks like it was stored next to a celluloid handled knife that was decomposing and tarnished the exposed part of the blade.) Thus near mint. ( 88278-mmm) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 65 Case XX 6165 SAB, dark handles leaning to red bone, blade is exc. No cracks. ( 88279-mmm) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 66 Case XX 6265 SAB red bone folding hunter, worm groove bone handles, Cleaned to exc. ( 88280-mmm) Minimum bid $75.00

Lot 67 Case XX 6165 SAB green bone, beautiful deep worm groove jigged handles, blade is very good, no cracks. ( 88281-mmm) Minimum bid $90.00

Lot 68 Union Cut. Co. dogshead lockback, 5 1/2" closed, brown jigged bone handles, exc. ( 88282-mmm) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 69 Case XX 6205 RAZ bright green bone handles, cleaned to near mint. ( 88283-mmm) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 70 Rare Case Tested 2 blade swayback doctors knife, long pull, green bone handles, very good condition. Can't name the pattern. It looks like a 6222 but that knife is 3 3/8", this one is 3 1/8". ( 88284-mmm) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 71 Case 6 dot 1970's bone handled 6380 carpenter's whittler. Mint except for some specking on the blade back. ( 88285-mmm) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 72 Pair of modern Kabar Knife Collectors club issues 1986 leg knife Diamond Lil, and a yellow composition 1991 barndoor hinge toothpick, both mint. ( 88291-sto) Minimum bid $30.00

Lot 73 Union Cut. Co Olean, NY North American tang marked wood handled 2 blade jack knife, oval shield, wood handles, 3 3/8", excellent. ( 88292-sto) Minimum bid $40.00

Lot 74 Union Cut. Co. Olean, NY marked on back, North American tang mark on the front of this extended bolster coke bottle dogshead shield folding hunter, cleaned to exc/nm. One hairline crack at the center rivet on the back handle. ( 88293-sto) Minimum bid $150.00

Lot 75 KA-BAR on front, Union mark on the back, imitation pearl cracked ice handled clasp knife, very slight pulling on the celluloid, expected on a knife this old, excellent. ( 88294-sto) Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 76 Pair of Remington pre-1940 3853 two blade pruner knives, bone handles, one with a bar shield, the other with a crest shield, both very good with grooved bolsters, no cracks ( 88295-sto) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 77 KA-BAR on front, Union mark on reverse of the tang, expertly rehanded in pearl, cleaned, near mint. ( 88296-sto) Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 78 OLCUT, Union Cut. Co. Olean, NY, extended bolster coke bottle folding hunter, yellow composition handles with some shrinking, blades very good but a lot of blade there. ( 88297-sto) Minimum bid $35.00

Lot 79 OLCUT, Union Cut. Co. Olean, NY, two blade folding hunter with imitation onyx celluloid handles, excellent except for some pitting on the skinner blade. ( 88298-sto) Minimum bid $50.00

Lot 80 Remington bone handled punch stockman, 4" R3563, acorn shield, cleaned to exc. (ad card in background is from my personal collection and not for sale) ( 88288-sto) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 81 Huge sleeveboard sunfish, 4" long, Tom Thumb etch, marked Henry Sears & Son, Prussia (Prussia was absorbed into Nazi Germany around 1932-33). Black composition handles that have pulled a little from the liners. Double pulls, and a real handful. ( 88108-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 82 Remington "Hunter-Trader-Trapper" trapper. "H-T-T" shield. This knife was offered as a subscription premium by Hunter-Trader-Trapper magazine, pre-1940, bone handles with a repaired chip at the rivet on the back handle, excellent blades ( 88110-sto) Minimum bid $110.00

Lot 83 Hammer Brand New York Knife company sunfish, 4 3/8" closed, double pulls, pre-1932, beautiful jigged peach seed bone handles with a crest shield, grooved bolsters. Cleaned, very good, no cracks in the handle. ( 88111-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 84 Case, Bradford, PA 61050 jigged green bone coke bottle folding hunter, barehead, flat ground, cleaned to exc/nm. ( 88107-sto) Minimum bid $200.00

Lot 85 Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Little Valley NY bone handled sunfish, deep worm grooves in the bone, cleaned to excellent. Both blades are loose in the frame--good blades but likely from another frame. ( 88106-sto) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 86 Union Cut Co. green bone handled Texas Toothpick, 5" closed, "Union" shield. Excellent. ( 88102-sto) Minimum bid $60.00

Lot 87 Remington pre-1940 three blade sowbelly, bone handles, hourglass shield, R4273, low excellent blades, grooved bolsters. ( 88105-sto) Minimum bid $80.00

Lot 88 Wood knife handle material. Two paired up slab, one appx. 7 X 2 1/2, one smaller, and a solid squared 5" piece of ironwood. ( 88028-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 89 Knife handle material, three styles of wood, 2 burl blocks, and a pair of pink ivory wood slabs. 5-6" range. ( 88030-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 90 Three large slabs of burl wood with exquisite grain, each appx. 12" X 6" or larger. ( 88032-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 91 Four wood knife handle slabs, apppx 5", appear to be ebony. ( 88034-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 92 Wood knife handle material. Square of ironwood appx 5" long, another piece of burl wood and two wood slabs. ( 88038-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 93 Group of wood handles of various knids, most 8-12" in length. (see photo) ( 88039-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 94 Three long blocks of wood handle material identified as Madagascar Ebony. Each is over 12" ( 88042-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 95 Four blocks of wood, most appear to be ironwood. One block is 9", three others are little over 4" ( 88045-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 96 Five blocks of various burl woods, See ruler in photo for size comparison. ( 88046-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 97 Two chunks of horn, and burl wood rough shaped for pistol handles (unknown type) See photo ( 88050-jmn) Minimum bid $1.00

Lot 98 Four staminawood handled IXL knives, 5" lockback, 4 3/8" lockback, smaller lockback and copperhead. Blades were made in Japan and handles are US made and assembled in the US. ( 88051-rel) Minimum bid $25.00

Lot 99 Six handle material pieces, bone 4", micarta single piece 4 1/2", round stag 5", and pair of pearl slabs appx. 2 1/2" ( 88052-jmn) Minimum bid $10.00

 

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