Northwest Knives & Collectibles (NWKC)
NWKC has been buying and selling knives since 1993-nearly 16 years. In 1993, it published its first mail order catalog. Since 1994, it has published a catalog nearly every month, with catalogs being mailed around the world.
We deal in all kinds of knives, older pocket knives, older sheath knives, handmade and factory knives, both folding and straight, military knives, bowie knives, ethnic knives, swords, bolos, machetes and just about anything else that cuts anything.
One of the owners of NWKC, William Claussen, was the co-author and publisher in 1999 of “Sheffield Exhibition Knives”. This book is a reference work for the peerless 19th century Sheffield exhibition knives.
Claussen also has written and published several knife articles in the last several years and was a contributor to Krause Publications’s “Blade’s Guide to Knives and their Values”, published in 2005.
In addition to this web-site, NWKC also has an ebay store. We sell under the names nwknives and knifewatch.
Over the years, NWKC has owned and operated two retail knife stores. During these years it was able to develop relationships with countless manufacturers and makers. In addition, Claussen has traveled across the U.S. for the past 15 years attending knife shows, which has given NWKC access not only t o manufacturers and makers, but also thousands of collectors and dealers of antique and handmade knives. As a result, in addition to factory knives, Northwest is always acquiring and dealing in rare antique and collectible knives that are not available t o most knife dealers and cutlery stores.
At NWKC you will find the finest custom and handmade knives, and some of the rarest and most unusual antique knives.
NWKC is situated in the middle of Oregon - which has become the knife capital of the World - with Leatherman, Kershaw, Gerber, Columbia River
Knife & Tool (CRKT), Benchamde, William Henry and many other high quality firms located in and around the Portland area.