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
PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL FOR ANY ENQUIRIES & SALES.
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.
IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Finally settled in our new home ( although still surrounded by unopened boxes ! ) and have worked my way through most of the 100&1 things that come with moving house. Now in the process of replying to emails and enquiries and hope to have new knives up for sale soon.
Thank you again, one and all, for your patience.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE.
From Thursday 28th March, due to moving house, it will not be possible to contact me for a while. I hope to be re-connected and "up and running" asap.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
New knife from Tom Weldon in HUNTING.
Stunning knife from the Legendary Tony Bose in
HIGH END FOLDERS.
CRK added in HIGH END plus a very nice Ltd.Ed. in FOLDERS.
Stunning knives added in HIGH END & UTILITY
Randall Knives added in UTILITY & OMEGA added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added in HIGH END, BUSHCRAFT & HUNTING.
Traditional knives added in BUSHCRAFT.
Coming soon - RANDALL #1 Collection + rare Rob Bayley knives.
TAKEDA (Japan) knife added in HUNTING
Adding knives and spec. has been a little "hit & miss" of late due to the fact I am in the process of moving house, coupled with an increase in enquiries. I appreciate your patience as I have some great knives to add. Thank you.
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT
Knives added in FOLDERS
Two lovely vintage PUMA WAIDBLATT added in UTILITY.
Alan Wood added in BUSHCRAFT
January Sales !
Throughout January, I will be reducing the price on certain items in all CATEGORIES.
Stop by on a regular basis and see if you are tempted?
A very Happy & Prosperous New Year to everyone !
Glycine Automatic added in LUXURY WATCHES.
May I thank all my customers for your continued custom (& friendship) throughout this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to offering more quality knives in 2019.
Thank you one and all !
Mr. Itou drop point added in HUNTING
A nice selection of knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details to be added asap. Please email in the meantime. Thank you.
Knives added in HIGH END Folders, FOLDERS and a
BUSHCRAFT BONANZA !!!
Knives added in Hunting & Bushcraft.
Woodlore profile added in BUSHCRAFT
BREMONT watch added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added in HUNTING & CLEARANCE.
NEW MAKER Profile added.
Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.
Damascus Hunter added in HUNTING.
Price reduction in HIGH END FOLDERS
Two knives from the Belgium Show added in UTILITY & HUNTING.
It's been quiet on here of late as I have been over in Belgium, at the Belgium Knife Show, Gembloux.
A great show with excellent makers. Bought some superb knives which will appear on the site over the coming weeks. :-)
Busy now replying to emails.
Thanks for your patience.
New knives added in Bushcraft.
Superb PAUL MASON knife added in HIGH END KNIVES
Joel Chamblin knives added in HIGH END FOLDERS.
NEW KNIVES ADDED IN
Knives added in UTILITY & HUNTING.
Really busy dealing with customer's orders - but will be putting new knives up asap !
Lots of knives to be added this week, starting with FOLDERS & BOWIE KNIVES.
A lovely Glycine Chronograph added in LUXURY WATCHES.
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.
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.
Thank you to a still wonderful NHS for looking after me.
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.
Alan Wood knives added in BUSHCRAFT.
Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.
Knives added in FOLDERS & a stunning Jerry Fisk in HIGH END Knives.
Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END, BOWIES & UTILITY.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY. Details added asap - please email for details if interested.
A Lovely collectable Randall Made added in HIGH END, plus a very nice PUMA in HUNTING.
Superb knife added in BUSHCRAFT
Alan Wood knives added in UTILITY & HIGH END.
Knives added in CLEARANCE
Knives added in HUNTING & UTILITY
SWC knives added in BUSHCRAFT & ALAN WOOD in HUNTING
Alan Wood added in HUNTING.
More knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT
Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT. Details to be added asap.
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 !
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.