NEW MAKERS

 

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

I first met Paul, some years ago, when I had a table at the Midland Game Fair and was approached by Paul who showed me examples of his work, asking for my opinion. At that time 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.

 

           Paul is now firmly established as the UK's premier maker of Slipjoints and now has a lot of demand for his work. As such, I am no longer able to offer his work for sale ( much to my regret ) - although I was proud and pleased, for a short time, to be the Dealer for his 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

(Customknife.co.uk Exclusive)

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.

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15/05/2022

Just returned from holiday, hence the reason why there are no knives added. Back to normal for next week, with some great knives up for sale, including various Alan Woods.

01/05/2022

NITROBE 77 steel knife added in BUSHCRAFT plus Hamilton 'DAY-DATE' added in LUXURY WATCHES.

24/04/2022

Rare knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.

17/04/2022

Knives added in HUNTING, UTILITY & BOWIES.

10/04/2022

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

04/04/2022

Nomad Field Knife added in BUSHCRAFT

03/04/2022

Knives added in FOLDERS & HIGH END FOLDERS.

27/03/2022

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT & UTILITY, including Spyderco sharpeners.

20/03/2022

Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT & FOLDERS.

13/03/2022

Knives added in BOWIES & HUNTING (including a superb Geoff Hague).

06/03/2022

A superb rendition of a Loveless Hunter in HUNTING plus good working knives at attractive prices in CLEARANCE.

27/02/2022

Knives added in BUSHCRAFT.

20/02/2022

Knives added today in HUNTING, a rare R. Bayley in BUSHCRAFT plus a simply stunning knife in HIGH END FOLDERS. Enjoy.

13/02/2022

Knives added in FOLDERS  & BOWIES.

06/02/2022

New Alan Wood model added in HUNTING/BUSHCRAFT plus an IXL 'gem' in FOLDERS.

30/01/2022

CRK added in FOLDERS and Venture Works added in BOWIES.

23/01/22

A unique knife from Alan Wood in BUSHCRAFT.

16/01/2022

IXL Bowie & Randall Made added in BOWIES and UTILITY.

09/01/2022

Two rare Buck Knives added in FOLDERS & HUNTING.

02/01/2022

Wishing a very Happy & Safe New Year to one and all in 2022.

Rockstead added in  HIGH END FOLDERS & Citizen "Ray Mears" added in LUXURY WATCHES. Enjoy.

26/12/2021

Trusting all my customers, new and old, are enjoying a very Happy Christmas with family and friends. As a special 'thank you' for all your custom throughout the year, I am offering a "Boxing Day Sale". Hoping you find something to enjoy owning. :)

 19/12/2021

Alan Wood & Cegga axe added in BUSHCRAFT plus stunning knives from Geoff Hague and Bill Ruple in HIGH END FOLDERS. 

12/12/2021

Knives added in HUNTING & BUSHCRAFT.

05/12/2021

Superb knives added in HUNTING, including an Alan Wood Prototype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          In Memoriam

23/11/2020

TONY BOSE. USA.

A true Legend. I am proud to have known and met him. The Knifemaking world is a lesser place without him.

15/12/2016

STEPHEN WADE COX - A terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.

                  RIP