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.

 

11/11/2019

Knives added in HUNTING & BOWIES.

06/11/2019

Knives added in  HIGH END FOLDERS & HUNTING

03/11/2019

Knives added in

HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS

27/10/2019

Knives added in FOLDER

plus a rare knife by Alan Wood in BUSHCRAFT.

21/10/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

09/10/2019

Ltd. Ed. BUCK added in FOLDERS

04/10/2019

Super nice knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.

Enjoy.

29/09/2019

Knives added in HUNTING, UTILITY, FOLDERS & CLEARANCE

23/09/2019

Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT

16/09/2019

RM/AW Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT

15/09/2019

Back in business (but still a work in progess !).

Knives added in HIGH END, HUNTING AND UTILITY.

10/09/2019

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.

 

01/09/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.

 

27/08/2019

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.

20/08/2019

Hard to find knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT. Also Ltd.Ed.  Seiko added in LUXURY WATCHES.

Knives added to clearance.

15/08/2019

Alan Wood added in Bushcraft

11/08/2019

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

06/08/2019

New category added : BOOKS.

Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.

Enjoy

05/08/2019

Busy catching up on emails and enquiries after a few days break but will be adding some superb knives very soon !

30/07/2019

Knives aqdded in BUSHCRAFT & CLEARANCE.

28/07/2019

Tony Bose added in HIGH END Knives.

25/07/2019

Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY

15/07/2019

Bargains added in CLEARANCE KNIVES.

FALLKNIVEN added in UTILITY

14/07/2019

Middleton Brothers added in UTILITY.

07/07/2019

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 !!

02/07/2019

Back from a busy KnivesUK. Picked up some great knives including a superb Paul Mason 'Loveless' Steak Knife and a very collectable Alan Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/2016.

          In Memoriam

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

                  RIP