Selling Custom Knives and knife related books at Arms Fairs in the 1980's is how some of you may remember me. Then, I was known as Books & Blades. From there, I graduated to selling more knives and included selling at Game Fairs, now trading as Blades (less books - more knives). Although always more of a collector than a dealer, I have finally at the request of many customers set up this website. From here onwards I shall trade as www.customknife.co.uk
I try to have knives for sale by our top UK Knifemakers and a selection of fine knives by French and also Japanese makers but my main interest are Custom Knives from the USA, where the concept of the Custom Knife started. My interest seemed to co-incide with the birth of the Custom Knife in the 1970's (if I had known then what I know now, I would have bought as many knives as I could!). Now, the Custom Knife phenomenon has spread all over the world and it would be fair to say we are now witnessing the finest knives ever made.
You are welcome to explore a small part of this fascinating art through this website.
Colin D. Cooper
Yours truly, Jerry Fisk (Yes, THE Jerry Fisk !) and the lovely "Bob".
A privilege to meet Stan Shaw in his workshop
PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FOR ANY ENQUIRIES & SALES.
NEWS & UPDATES
Due to the ever increasing interest in this website, I find myself struggling to answer queries & emails as promptly as I would like. Because this is still a part-time venture and I like to offer a personal, one on one service, time is sometimes an issue - so please accept my apologies in advance for any delays in replying. I will reply as soon as possible and, as always, strive to offer a professional service. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and custom.
RM/AW Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT
Back in business (but still a work in progess !).
Knives added in HIGH END, HUNTING AND UTILITY.
This website may be "quiet" for a short period of time while I am in the process of upgrading my computer - and trying to come to grips with updated technology compared to my old faithful laptop.
Thanks for your patience !
NEW SHOW DATE ADDED ! SANDRINGHAM GAME FAIR Sat. 7th & 8th September.
See SHOW Calendar for details.
Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.
Hard to find knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT. Also Ltd.Ed. Seiko added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added to clearance.
Alan Wood added in Bushcraft
Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.
New category added : BOOKS.
Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.
Busy catching up on emails and enquiries after a few days break but will be adding some superb knives very soon !
Knives aqdded in BUSHCRAFT & CLEARANCE.
Tony Bose added in HIGH END Knives.
Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY
Bargains added in CLEARANCE KNIVES.
FALLKNIVEN added in UTILITY
Middleton Brothers added in UTILITY.
New knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.
My website Host has "improved" the image editing option, so please bear with me while I try to make sense of it all !!
Back from a busy KnivesUK. Picked up some great knives including a superb Paul Mason 'Loveless' Steak Knife and a very collectable Alan Wood.
Packed and ready to go for this years KnivesUK. Looking forward to catching up with friends & customers. Have a safe journey, one and all.
Price adjustment on several knives in most categories.
( & luxury watches ).
Lovely to catch up with customers & friends at last weekend's show. Hope you managed to avoid the holiday traffic !
Two 'rare' knives added in UTILITY. Enjoy.
Busy preparing for this coming weekend's Show (see Show calendar for details). Looking forward to meeting customers old & new. Let me know if you want any knives in particular bringing along.
Have a safe journey, one and all.
Unique knife added in HUNTING
Knives added in UTILITY, HIGH END FOLDERS & HIGH END KNIVES.
Two rare knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.
Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.
Finally settled in our new home ( although still surrounded by unopened boxes ! ) and have worked my way through most of the 100&1 things that come with moving house. Now in the process of replying to emails and enquiries and hope to have new knives up for sale soon.
Thank you again, one and all, for your patience.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE.
From Thursday 28th March, due to moving house, it will not be possible to contact me for a while. I hope to be re-connected and "up and running" asap.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
New knife from Tom Weldon in HUNTING.
Stunning knife from the Legendary Tony Bose in
HIGH END FOLDERS.
CRK added in HIGH END plus a very nice Ltd.Ed. in FOLDERS.
Stunning knives added in HIGH END & UTILITY
Randall Knives added in UTILITY & OMEGA added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added in HIGH END, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.
Traditional knives added in BUSHCRAFT.
Coming soon - RANDALL #1 Collection + rare Rob Bayley knives.
TAKEDA (Japan) knife added in HUNTING
Adding knives and spec. has been a little "hit & miss" of late due to the fact I am in the process of moving house, coupled with an increase in enquiries. I appreciate your patience as I have some great knives to add. Thank you.
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT
Knives added in FOLDERS
Two lovely vintage PUMA WAIDBLATT added in UTILITY.
Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT
January Sales !
Throughout January, I will be reducing the price on certain items in all CATEGORIES.
Stop by on a regular basis and see if you are tempted?
A very Happy & Prosperous New Year to everyone !
Glycine Automatic added in LUXURY WATCHES.
May I thank all my customers for your continued custom (& friendship) throughout this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to offering more quality knives in 2019.
Thank you one and all !
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.