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.
RM/AW Woodlore added in BUSHCRAFT
Back in business (but still a work in progess !).
Knives added in HIGH END, HUNTING AND UTILITY.
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.
Knives added in FOLDERS, HUNTING & CLEARANCE.
Knives added in BUSHCRAFT, HUNTING & FOLDERS.
Hard to find knives added in FOLDERS & BUSHCRAFT. Also Ltd.Ed. Seiko added in LUXURY WATCHES.
Knives added to clearance.
Alan Wood added in Bushcraft
Knives added in HUNTING, BUSHCRAFT, HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.
New category added : BOOKS.
Alan Wood added in HIGH END KNIVES.
Busy catching up on emails and enquiries after a few days break but will be adding some superb knives very soon !
Knives aqdded in BUSHCRAFT & CLEARANCE.
Tony Bose added in HIGH END Knives.
Knives added in FOLDERS & UTILITY
Bargains added in CLEARANCE KNIVES.
FALLKNIVEN added in UTILITY
Middleton Brothers added in UTILITY.
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 !!
Back from a busy KnivesUK. Picked up some great knives including a superb Paul Mason 'Loveless' Steak Knife and a very collectable Alan Wood.
Packed and ready to go for this years KnivesUK. Looking forward to catching up with friends & customers. Have a safe journey, one and all.
Price adjustment on several knives in most categories.
( & luxury watches ).
Lovely to catch up with customers & friends at last weekend's show. Hope you managed to avoid the holiday traffic !
Two 'rare' knives added in UTILITY. Enjoy.
Busy preparing for this coming weekend's Show (see Show calendar for details). Looking forward to meeting customers old & new. Let me know if you want any knives in particular bringing along.
Have a safe journey, one and all.
Unique knife added in HUNTING
Knives added in UTILITY, HIGH END FOLDERS & HIGH END KNIVES.
Two rare knives added in HIGH END KNIVES & FOLDERS.
Knives added in UTILITY & FOLDERS.
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 !
Stephen Wade Cox - terrific knifemaker and a really nice guy. I shall miss him greatly.