"I have a Colt model knife similar to this knife. Mine was custom made in Italy. I haven't seen any other knives that open this way and I'm very interested in finding out the value of my knife. If anyone can offer up information to me I…"
"I've been collecting knives since 1975. I saw some long ago at a gun show. I found these on eBay last week, won the auction (I was the only bidder), both of them for $500 total !!!!
I knew they were worth much more. I contacted A.G.Russell this…"
"Thanks for the additional info, William! Great knives you have there. Do you mind if I ask how they found their way into your collection? You appear to have one brass and one titanium? Is that correct? Amazing pieces!"
"Searched the internet and what I could find was:
I know it was made in the '70s by Track Knives from Whitefish, Mt. They were going to make 100 of these and only a handful were actually finished. It locks closed and opened with a toggle…"
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
36 to 40 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Barry Wood & Mike Irie folders
Knife collector since 1975
Knives, wristwatches ( current collection... 2 Rolex, 2 Omega, 1 Tutima, 1 Sinn), bicycles (2 Litespeed titanium), camping & traveling in my Dodge Sprinter, sleeping (now that I'm retired, I can finally get enough sleep)
I would be willing to sell the Wood prototype, but I'm having a hard time putting a price on it. I sent the knife to Mike Irie, who wrote me that the knife was made by Steve Gilbody (Barry's lead man in the early 70's) and that this knife was the prototype for the Mark 6 Caper. He goes on to write that "this knife would be highly collectable to those who follow Barry's work". I'm now in the process of trying to better understand exactly what that means. Any ideas welcome.