About us

                                                 HELLO     

 

      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

Broke but happy after the Paris Knife Show.

Yours truly, Jerry Fisk (Yes, THE Jerry Fisk !) and the lovely "Bob".

                  A privilege to meet Stan Shaw in his workshop

Our address:

PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FOR ANY ENQUIRIES & SALES.

email:  

colindcooper@gmail.com

     NEWS & UPDATES

     IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

  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.

 

PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

 

 

09/08/2020

Knives added in HUNTING

& BUSHCRAFT.

05/08/2020

Price reductions in LUXURY WATCHES

02/08/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.

25/07/2020

Superb knives added in HUNTING

19/07/2020

Knife added in  BUSHCRAFT

12/07/2020

Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

08/07/2020

Knives added in HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

05/07/2020

Knives added in HIGH- END FOLDERS, HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

Details to be added asap

29/0/2020

ROB BAYLEY Prototype added in BUSHCRAFT.

28/06/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, UTILITY & HUNTING.

21/06/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

16/06/2020

FORTIS Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.

14/06/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, UTILITY & CLEARANCE.

07/06/2020

Knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS + ALAN WOOD in HIGH END KNIVES.

Enjoy !

31/05/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT and FOLDERS.

24/05/2020

Some great knives added in FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END FOLDERS & KNIVES and HUNTING.

17/05/2020

Knives added in HUNTING.

Details added asap.

10/05/2020

knives added in FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.

Enjoy.

05/05/2020

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

03/05/2020

Superb Yellowhorse folder added in HIGH END FOLDERS

27/04/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.

19/04/2020

Alan Wood added in HUNTING.

13/04/2020

Alan Wood added in UTILITY

05/04/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT.

29/03/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT

22/03/2020

Knives added in UTILITY & CLEARANCE

15/03/2020

Knives added in BOWIES, UTILITY, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

13/03/2020

Knives added in UTILITY & BUCHCRAFT.

08/03/2020

Knives added in HUNTING and BUSHCRAFT.

06/03/2020

CRK added in FOLDERS

01/03/2020

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & HIGH END KNIVES.

24/02/2020

Damascus knife added in BUSHCRAFT.

23/02/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS, HIGH END KNIVES & BUSHCRAFT.

19/02/2020

More knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

17/02/2020

Knives added in BOWIES & BUSHCRAFT

09/02/2020

Knives added in HUNTING.

03/02/2020

Superb knife added in HIGH END KNIVES.

02/02/2020

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS. ENJOY.

27/01/2020

Alan Wood added in HIGH END knives.

26/01/2020

CRK added in UTILITY - including very rare signed example.

19/01/2020

Superb knives added in HIGH END, UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.  Enjoy.

12/01/2020

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

06/01/2020

Knives added in UTILITY

& CLEARANCE.

05/01/2020

Knives added in HUNTING & HIGH END FOLDERS.

Also an interesting watch in LUXURY WATCHES.

 

01/01/2020

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

 

29/12/2019.

Trusting everyone had a most enjoyable Xmas.

A couple of nice Alan Wood knives added in Hunting.

Enjoy.

 

May I wish all my customers, old & new, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year. Thank you for your custom throughout this year and I look forward to offering more fine knives for your pleasure in 2020.

 

16/12/2019

Knife added in HIGH END KNIVES

15/12/2019

Knives added in CLEARANCE

08/12/2019

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

01/12/2019

Super knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING,

HIGH END KNIVES & BOWIES.

ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP