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Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:00 pm
by carolinahillbilly
Stopped by a garage sale today and saw a couple of knives. Asked about them and all I got that was they were made by a guy from South Florida named Buddy Manley around 1999. They looked to be in near new condition with no shown wear. I tried to do some research when I got home and found no information on this maker. Does anyone have any information on this maker and the quality / value of his knives?

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:44 am
by carolinahillbilly
Wanted to post a follow-up. I went back the next day to look at the knives again. They had a total of four knives made by this maker for sale. I ended up buying all four as they made me a good deal. Here are pics of all four knives. From what they told me the maker was out of Sebring Florid who made knives from Mid 1980s through early 2000s and no longer is in the knife business.

If anyone has any additional information it would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim
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Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:17 am
by Colonel26
I know nothing about the maker, but those are fabulous looking knives! Very cool.

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:15 pm
by doglegg
I also know nothing about the maker but they are all lovely knives. An instant collection. Really like the two in the bottom pic. And thanks for the follow up. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::handshake::

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:15 pm
by jmh58
::tu:: 8) ::tu:: Those are NICE!!!
John :D

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:46 pm
by KLJ77
Manley's full name was Clinton J. Jr (Buddy) Manley out of Zolfo Springs, Fl.

I am a member of Knife Magazine, so I logged in to see what other information they had on Manley, but KM didn't have any further info listed on Manley. Sorry I can't provide more info. You have a wonderful set of knives that are probably quite a collectors treasure. I believe you made a GREAT decision in picking those up. ::tu::

LOCATION:
ZOLFO SPRINGS FL, USA

WORKING YEARS:
1974-1980S

https://www.knifemagazine.com/knife-mak ... dy-manley/

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:48 pm
by carolinahillbilly
Thanks to everyone on the information. I am tracking down a friend of mine who lives in south Florida to see if he has heard of Buddy Manley and knows anything about his knifes.

jim

Re: Any info on Buddy Manley Knives?

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:52 pm
by Doc B
Very nice! They look well made! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::