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Most Expensive Knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by BlazenGem, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    What is the most expensive knife you have heard of?
     
  2. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Interesting question.
    Just knives or are swords included?
     
  3. JTR357

    JTR357

    Sep 10, 2007
    I'm sure there's more expensive ones out there,but this one really shocked me for a folder.It's from a previous thread.
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    I was looking to buy one for $1000-$1500.I was waaay off!It sold for around $8000
     
  4. scout6r

    scout6r

    2
    Feb 16, 2008
    The Bob Loveless delaware made bowie that he made in 1952, one of if not the first art knives. It sold at the Chicago knife show last year for something lile $200,000. I had a chace to hold it, it was very nice but for 200K it should of been.
    Logan
     
  5. A C Richards

    A C Richards KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 14, 2006
    Buster Warenskies Jewel of the Orient, 2.1 million.
     
  6. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    pictures please :)
     
  7. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Google is your friend.:D:D:D

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  8. tgiannes

    tgiannes

    Apr 2, 2007
    Nothing but this thread comes up.:confused::confused:
     
  9. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003

    Sorry, Julie has not updated Buster's gallery...it was up when he was alive.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  10. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Wonder how much the Warenski King Tutankhamen dagger would bring?

    And even more what's the value on the original?

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  11. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    No one has any idea whatsoever.....to either question....thing about the Tut's though, is they are "just" gold and enamel.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  12. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    There is a great article on The Gem of the Orient in the August 1991 issue of blade.
     
  13. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I would like to get a copy of that issue.
     
  14. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    Check out Darrel Ralph's MICHAEL sword.

    $46,000 :O
     
  15. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    BAD SUBJECT...and at $46,000....not close to the MOST expensive....primo Michael Walker folders are trading around $50,000 right now.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  16. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    oh wow, MY BAD ;)

    I didnt realize knives could fetch so much.
     
  17. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Sorry, I don't mean to yell at you, but that particular piece caused a lot of uproar back in the day....and mention of it is like pulling a scab that is almost healed off.

    These days, knives that bring between $50,000-$100,000, while not exactly common, are not rare. An antique from the Littman collection just brought $80,000, Scagel knives frequently sell in the over $50,000 category, certain Loveless knives, the same, H.H. Frank knives have been known to sell in the $50,000 category, certainly a number of Buster Warenski knives, the afformentioned Walker knives....and we are not even talking the primo San Francisco knives, or Japanese katana, that readily fetch $200,000 and up.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  18. JTR357

    JTR357

    Sep 10, 2007
    :eek:Damn after reading this thread,it kinda makes my $8000 ZT Prototype I posted above look like something from Frost Cutlery,by comparison.Must be nice to be super,filthy rich:thumbup:
     
  19. ddd

    ddd KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 6, 2003
    This small folder engraved by Steve Lindsay and made by his father,
    the Lindsay & Lindsay #5 was oiginally sold for $65,000.
    It was recently re-sold (to a young collector in Hong Kong) for the
    round price of $110,000.....

    All the best,
    David Darom (ddd)

    From my book "..Custom Folding Knives"
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  20. surfer

    surfer

    347
    Jan 30, 2003

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