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:

www.customknife.co.uk

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.

 

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13/0813/08/2017

Back with you - knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, HUNTING & UTILITY

( including a potential D.I.Y. project ? ).

Thanks for looking.

 

06/08/2017

Slight delay in putting up new knives due to an unexpected plumbing problem ( household - not me !! )  :)

 

23/07/2017

Some very rare and collectable knives for your perusal this week in UTILITY, FOLDERS & BOWIES. Enjoy.

 

16/07/2017

Knives added in

FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & UTILITY.

Thank you again for your patience regarding the lack of details - still playing 'catch-up' with emails/enquiries.

 

02/07/2017

It seems forever since I added knives to the website, so I thank you for your patience.

I have some wonderful knives to add over the coming weeks and a sample are shown in FOLDERS, UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT & HIGH END KNIVES.

(details to be added asap but please feel free to email in the meantime).

 

18/06/2017

Back down to business after a lovely 2 week holiday. :-)

No time to add new knives (unfortunately) as I am busy catching up on my email backlog - and preparing for next weekend's KnivesUK. Looking forward to seeing anyone making the journey ( please let me know if there is a particular knife you wish to see to save any disappointment ).

Have a safe trip and stay cool !

 

21/05/2017

Getting ready (again) for my next show - The Phoenix

(please let me know if you are attending and would like to see a particular knife).

I have added two very desirable knives in HIGH-END knives : another S4 by Rob Bayley plus a stunner from Alan Wood.

 

14/05/2017

Lovely to chat with everyone who stopped by my table at the NNS - always nice to put faces to names. Back down to business now and some great knives in FOLDERS, UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT. 

 

30/04/2017

No knives added this week as I am preparing for next week-end's Northern Shooting Show - hopefully see some of you there.

It will also give me a chance to catch up on the spec. on existing knives. Thank you.

 

23/04/2017

Trust everyone enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday and now back with a very nice selection to peruse over in UTILITY, BUSHCRAFT - and even LUXURY WATCHES !

 

09/04/2017

A very nice knife by Ansoknives in FOLDERS and a 'Classic' by Alan Wood in HUNTING. Enjoy.

 

02/04/2017

Two discontinued knives added in UTILITY and two very nice Ben Orford folders in BUSHCRAFT.

Thanks everyone for your patience.

 

26/03/2017

Sorry, no knives added this week as I have been enjoying the company of my dear old Mom.

Please feel free to email for any spec. on existing knives in the meantime.

 

19/03/2017

Back to business after a short break - and with a couple of stunning knives to savour in Hunting & Bushcraft. Enjoy.

 

05/03/2017

A busy week this week   with Commission knives added in -

UTILITY, FOLDERS,

HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT !

Going to take me a while to add all the spec. but please email me for any details in the meantime. Thank you.

 

26/02/2017

A nice selection this week, including a vintage Puma in UTILITY, all you might need from a Hunting knife in FOLDERS and an example of one of the world's classic knives in BUSHCRAFT. 

 

19/02/2017

Getting back to normal after the Shooting Show - thank you to everyone who stopped by at my table.

This week we have a very nice Chris Reeve Knives in HIGH END FOLDERS and a classic Bushcraft knife, direct from Alan Wood at the Show, in BUSHCRAFT.

 

05/02/2017

Only one knife this week as I am busy getting ready for the Shooting Show - but what a knife! See HIGH-END Knives.

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to the Show.

Have a safe journey.

 

29/01/2017

A Ltd.Ed. Marbles posted in Hunting and a rare offering by Alan Wood in UTILITY.

Enjoy.

 

22/01/2017.

Two very nice folders posted this week - including a stunning Rockstead. Check out FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.

 

15/01/2017.

Two hard to come by knives added in BUSHCRAFT, including an interesting concept from "across the pond".

Rob Bayley "S4" now available again in HIGH-END KNIVES.

 

08/01/2017

Two knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY.

Still working on adding spec. to outstanding knives but feel free to email for any details. Thank you & ENJOY.

 

02/01/2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE !

To start off the New Year, I have posted some very desirable knives in BUSHCRAFT, FOLDERS & BOWIES.  Enjoy.

 

18/12/2016

No knives being added as I am busy dealing with Christmas orders and enquiries. 

May I take this opportunity however, to wish all my customers - new & old - a very "Merry Christmas" and thank every one of you for your continued patronage and words of encouragement. It's been a great year and I'm already looking forward to offering more quality knives in 2017.

 

15/12/2016.

I have just heard about the terribly sad news that Stephen Wade Cox has passed away. A terrific knifemaker and really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

My condolences to his family and friends.

                  RIP

 

04/12/2016

Xmas now approaching fast - hopefully there will be something to "treat yourself" to over the next few weeks. :-)

A Middleton Bowie available in BOWIES ( sadly, now retired - see description)

and a very nicely handled knife by B. Garland in BUSHCRAFT.