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
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.
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Lovely Alan Wood knife added in HUNTING
A very nice selection of Alan Wood knives added in HIGH END & BUSHCRAFT.
Enjoy. (while we still can !)
Wishing a happy Bank Holiday to one and all.
I have posted some exceptional knives in HIGH END/BUSHCRAFT and HUNTING. Details to follows asap ( please feel free to email in the meantime ).
Since last weekend's Show, I have been busy playing "catch-up" on my emails and enquiries but finally got around to putting on some great knives in - UTILITY,
HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.
After a week of having the builders in, it's nice to 'reclaim' the house back and get on with some business !
Knives added in HIGH END KNIVES, a lovely double set by Alan Wood in HUNTING and a real bargain in BUSHCRAFT. Also have added a great book on Randall Made Knives in UTILITY for anyone wishing to know more about these fine knives.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email for details if needed.
Two stunning stag handled Hunters added in HUNTING & HIGH CLASS KNIVES.
A superb 'Trapper' folder by World Class maker, E. Pena added in HIGH CLASS FOLDERS. Enjoy.
A lovely "3-finger" knife added in UTILITY
A very nice Artic Fox by Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT
Some hard to find and sought after knives added in UTILITY & BUSHCRAFT.
Two great knives by the late Steve Wade Cox available in BUSHCRAFT.
A fine folder from Strasbourg for sale in FOLDERS.
Still playing 'catch-up' with my emails but have posted a stunning forged knife from the European Show in HIGH END KNIVES.
It's been very quiet on here recently as I have been to the European Knife Show, held in Strasbourg, France.
Met some great people and made several good contacts - as well as spending too much money ! All well spent however, as I will be presenting for sale some very fine knives from European Makers over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, I am busy catching up on emails and enquiries ( thanks for your patience ).
Two lovely, mint knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING. (details to follow asap). ENJOY.
Vintage Puma knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY.
Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & BOWIES.
Details to follow asap.
Starting the New Year with a couple of Alan Woods in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY and a super rare PUMA in HUNTING. Enjoy.
I trust an enjoyable Xmas was had by all. It has been quiet on here as I spent the holiday visiting friends in Slovenia ( cold weather but warm friendship ! ).
May I thank all my customers for your continued support and interest and (Government permiting !! ) I look forward to offering more fine knives for your enjoyment in 2018.
A very Happy New Year to one and all.
Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY.
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.