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.

 

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There has been a PETITION started to oppose the Government's Ban of delivering knives to residential address. I ask all of you to sign up ( and ask your friends & family also ) and hopefully prevent this ban from becoming Law and changing forever our enjoyment and use of fine knives.

Details can be found here

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/222776

 

 

05/11/2018

New knives added in Bushcraft.

 

24/10/2018

Superb PAUL MASON knife added in HIGH END KNIVES

Joel Chamblin knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS.

22/10/2018

NEW KNIVES ADDED IN 

BOWIES.

 

14/10/2018

Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.

10/10/2018

Really busy dealing with customer's orders - but will be putting new knives up asap !

 

30/09/2018

Lots of knives to be added this week, starting with FOLDERS & BOWIE KNIVES.

 

26/09/2018

A lovely Glycine Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.

24/09/2018

Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and concerns. Feeling better each and every day and still busy catching up on emails & enquiries - but I have some lovely knives ready to go up for sale, starting with a stunning knife from Alan Wood in UTILITY. 

Thanks for your patience.

 

16/09/2018

I must offer my sincere apologies to anyone who travelled to the Midland expecting to meet me there.

Unfortunately, I was admitted into hospital last Thursday as an emergency and was not discharged until Sunday. Still feeling less than 100% but happy to be back home although sad I missed the Game Fair.

Sorry again to anyone who had a wasted journey.

ps.

Thank you to a still wonderful NHS for looking after me.

 

09/09/2018

Two very hard to find knives in UTILITY & FOLDERS.

         Busy getting ready for the Midland Game Fair ( see Show calendar for details ).

Looking forward to seeing customers old & new there.

Have a safe journey.

 

04/09/2018

Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

02/09/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

 

19/08/2018

Knives added in FOLDERS & a stunning Jerry Fisk in HIGH END Knives.

 

15/08/2018

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.

Enjoy !

 

12/08/2018

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.

Thank you.

 

06/08/2018

A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.

 

31/08/2018

Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT

29/07/2018

Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.

Enjoy.

 

23/07/2018

Knives added in CLEARANCE

 

17/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY

16/07/2018

SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING

 

10/07/2018

Alan Wood added in HUNTING.

08/07/2018

More knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT

ENJOY.

 

01/07/2018

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT. Details to be added asap.

 

27/06/2018

Wow ! Back home from a really busy KnivesUK Show. Lovely to meet up with customers old & new - hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Picked up a LOT of knives, which will be appearing over the next few weeks. Stay Tuned !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP