My proposals are to promote the work of up and coming new makers,
both here in the UK and abroad, whose work is already at a certain level and with the potential to improve further still.
TOM WELDON. UK
Tom is actually a very good, long standing customer of mine, with an eye for the very best quality knives. However this year (2018), due to the twists and turns that Fate brings to our lives, Tom told me he had made the decision to become a full time Knifemaker. I wished him well and looked forward to seeing him progress over time to a standard where his knives would become acceptable and saleable.
He then came along to my table at this year's KnivesUK to show me three Bushcraft knives he had made. WOW !! My two customers either side of him, looking at his knives, immediately bought one each off him, leaving him and me both a little stunned - but not surprised considering the high quality of his work. For someone who has been making knives for less than 12 months, he is producing work comparable with someone who has been making for years !
Tom has already acquired a contract with a Top Gunmaker to supply them with an exclusive designed knife and I know we are going to here a lot more about Tom in the coming years.
Like Paul Mason, who has gone on to be a Top UK Maker, we have another truly exceptional talent to treasure.
PAUL MASON. UK
It was last year at the Midland Game Fair, where I was exhibiting, that I was approached by Paul who showed me examples of his work, asking for my opinion. He explained that he had only made around 5-6 folders to date and yet they showed the workmanship and skill of a maker with far more experience. To say I was impressed is an understatement !
This is a maker with a great future who, like myself, shares a love of "slipjoint" folders and fills a void in the UK as someone with the potential to make this type of folder to an extremely high standard. These knives are truly exceptional considering Paul has only just started his knifemaking journey.
I am proud and pleased to be the Dealer for Paul's knives
ANDY MARTLAND. UK
It is with some sadness that I write Andy has told me he will no longer be making knives. He will be missed on the Knifemaking scene but I wish him well and hope he might reconsider at some point in the future.
I first met Andy at a show I was exhibiting at and was immediately impressed with his work and genuine desire to offer a superior knife.
His attention to detail and overall first-rate workmanship made it very easy for me to agree to become a dealer for his knives.
I am so impressed with Andy's work that I have asked him to make the CKHunter
Congratulations Andy on winning the Award for Best Knife in the Cat.2 Competition at KNIVES UK 2010.
Congratulations due again to Andy on winning "Best in Show" award at KNIVES UK 2013.
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.
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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
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.