SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIVES
KNIVES AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THIS WEB SITE
THESE KNIVES ARE CRAFTSMAN MADE. HE IS ALWAYS BUSY.
Video Clip of a 14" Blade Bowie (avi file)
Bowie Knife Origin
Bowie Knife takes its name from Jim Bowie, the soldier who died at the
Battle of the Alamo (1836). He famously carried a Bowie Knife with him
after customising his fighting knife to his own design.
Bowies Made In Sheffield
knives available on this web site are 100% Made In Sheffield.
Beware of cheap, inferior Bowie knives, or ones that are simply finished
off here in Sheffield.
Care Of Your Bowie Knife
that carbon steel is not stainless steel so be sure to clean and dry
your knife after use to avoid tarnishing. Even the chemicals in fingerprints
can cause staining so give the blade a quick polish with a dry cloth
Postage Delivery Restictions Warning
postal authorities (Royal Mail/Parcelforce) are now refusing to accept
the carriage of knives to international destinations. They
regard Bowie knives and similar as "weapons". So far, UK deliveries
are not affected but may be eventually.
For sale to over-18s only. Please pay using a credit (not debit) card to proove your age and do not use the PayPal payment option after check-out. If a credit card is not used or if the PayPal system is used, proof of age will be required. This is achieved by sending a copy of your passport/driving licence via e-mail.
Bowie knife making today is still carried out in Sheffield, England, but the manufacture of the Bowie knives is now performed by a dwindling number of highly specialised craftsmen in the city. Master cutlery craftsmen in Sheffield are called "Little Mesters", a terminology that has endured for many years. Little Mesters are usually single specialists who run their own businesses, in their workshops, with skills that have been passed down through the years, often from father to son.
About Reg Cooper
Reg Cooper, the maker of these Bowie knives is already aged in his 80's and has been making Bowie knives in Sheffield for as long as he cares
Sizes and Customisation
Bowie knives are available in sizes from blades of 4 inches to a monster 16 inches.
You will notice a big difference in the prices below as one goes from 6 inch blades to 7 inch blades. This is because the manufacturing process is different for the longer blades and the design/sheaths are more elaborate. See the photo at the top of the page (of a 10" blade knife).
Should you require any engraving, please Ask For A Quotation and supply us with the wording/artwork that you would like to be added.
Reg Cooper on BBC TV
BBC2's Great British Railway Journeys, broadcast 20th January 2011 and repeated 21 July 2011 and 21 June 2012 features Reg Cooper. This programme is often repeated.
Reg Cooper meets Sylvester Stallone
In January 2015 the Hollywood actor and Rambo/Rocky star Sylvester Stallone
was in Sheffield for an 'Audience-With' event. Sly is a collector of
knives and is knowledgeable on the subject.
Here's how The Star reported the event - Stallone
This is the actual knife given to Sylvester (a 10" blade Bowie with Buffalo handle) -Click Here.
Reg Cooper is a Master Craftsman and his products are always in big demand. Please order very early to avoid missing a deadline or a Christmas/Birthday gift.
Reg is now in his 80's so knives not in stock may take some time to be completed. Please ask, particularly if you have a deadline to meet.
Knife handles are made from either Leather (the right photograph), Rosewood
(the top image), buffalo horn (above) or Stag horn (below).
Stag The usual stag is now very hard for Reg Cooper to get hold
of and he has been offering "Bone Stag" instead.
Please note that all materials used to make these knives are genuine, not artificial. Some sites we have seen offer goods with plastic or synthetic handles. Only genuine materials can be found here.
All Bowie knives are supplied with a leather safety carrying pouch that
can be slotted onto a belt. The larger sizes have a more elaborate carrying
sheath. As you will see in the illustrations, the Bowie knife handle
can be 'locked' in place by a press-stud just below the end of the handle.
The studs may be quickly released in the event that fast use of your
knife is required.
Whether buying for yourself, for a loved one, or for a friend, a Sheffield Bowie Knife will be a treasured possession that will last for years. Remember to look after your Bowie knife by keeping it clean and always storing it in a dry location. Your knife can be re-sharpened. If/when needed, please re-contact us and we will be able to let you know the cost and procedure.
BOWIE KNIFE PRICES
Postage and VAT in the EU)
10" White Handle Knives
Sgian Dubh (Dirk)
A chance to own a genuine Sheffield-made Sgian Dubh hand-crafted by The Arthur Wright Workshop.
Each Sgian Dubh comes with a genuine Stag handle and it's own leather sheath. As you will see from the photos the colour and pattern of the stag varies from knife to knife with no two knives ever looking the same.
Skinning Knives - 100% made in Sheffield by "Little Mester"
Reg Cooper. Real 'white' bone handle and 5.5 inches long, Sheffield
carbon steel blade for super sharpness. Free leather sheath.
SKINNING KNIFE PRICES
postage and VAT in the EU)
BUSHCRAFT KNIFE PRICES
postage and VAT in the EU)
FeedbackThank you very much for my order which arrived today. I would like to say I am so very please with the knife that's been delivered. It was packaged well and arrived without a scratch. It has obviously been made excellently and now sits with pride in my collection. Please pass my thanks on to all involved especially Reg.
R.D. UK I am just writing to let you know I received the knife and I absolutely love it! The craftsmanship and level of detail is incredible, truly amazing. One can tell that this is carefully hand made product!
Also your services and communication were excellent so cheers for that.
R.L. UK I am really pleased with my Bushcraft 4 inch Stag Handle knife, it is beautifully hand crafted. I was also really pleased with the excellent customer service and speedy delivery service. Relatives are no longer struggling on what to buy me for birthday or christmas? I am already choosing my next knife! Thank you. GM, UK
to let you know the AW 5" Stag knife arrived at 12.45 this afternoon,
safe and sound. Thank you for your help and have to say it looks and
feels great, and a nice balance & I look forward to using it and it
giving me good service.
My 6 inch Arthur Wright Bowie knife arrived very promptly and my expectations have been exceeded. Wow what a special piece of kit . Workmanship overall quality weight and sharpness superb. I love the details and hope this art can continue for generations of Little Mesters to come! Kind Regards DN, UK
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Feedback On Reg Cooper's Knives
Hi, Just recieved my knife - absolutely stunning. Thanks.
Just to let you know the knife arrived today and I have to say it is
by far the most beautiful knife I have ever seen. I should also say
Reg Cooper is a gifted craftsman. Could you please pass on my sincere
thanks to Reg for a most wonderful knife.
knife today - Very happy, thank you.
received my knife on Friday, and I must say that the quality has exceeded
my every expectation. It's good to know that as a country we still have
skilled craftsmen that can produce such an excellent an item such as
the Bowie knife I now own.
The knife was delivered today and is beautiful. You can tell it is handmade by a craftsman not on a production line. It has its little marks that shows authenticity and that is good. A big Thank You to You and Reg.
It is superb and well worth the wait!
Kindest regards DS, UK
Received my 8 inch blade knife today and am absolutely delighted with
it. Lovely workmanship and looks stunning.
I would like to thank Mr Cooper and hope that he is feeling well. What a great knife a really good job, thanks mate, nice one, JA, Somerset.
Bowie arrived by personal delivery by Robert Day. I recieved a phone
call to ask if the knife could be 'Bobbed' round within the hour. I
couldn't have been more impressed with the service I recieved, and to
hear good old Yorkshire slang being used was a delight.
up the new Bowie knife with bone stag handle from the post office earlier
this week. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Reg Cooper, it's
a fantastic piece of craftsmanship and I will enjoy owning this knife
for many years to come.
you so much for the exquisite Bowie knife which arrived safely on Friday.
received safe & sound on Monday thanks. It is indeed a very sharp &
these knives today, and they are absolutely Fabulous!
arrived today, I would like to thank you for such a beautiful job you
have done, wonderful piece of craftmanship it is truly magnificent just
what I wanted I will treasure it forever, will look forward to using
it at work on Monday, thank you so much & all the best for the future.
it - its beautiful, more than I expected.
you. The 7" knife it arrived to day. I have not been allowed to see
as it is for me at Christmas. However I have been told it is good so
thanks. I have ordered a 6" for my brother I will let you know when
thankyou, the bowie has arrived promptly and looks fantastic.
quick e-mail to confirm safe arrival; lovely knife, just like the ones
I had 50 years ago in my well-spent youth!
Thank you for working with me on the Green River knives. They arrived on time and were exactly what I was looking for. I delivered two of them as gifts to my friends and they were very grateful. I hope to do business with you in the future. JFB, USA
"I thought I must write to thank you for the Bowie Knife that
my wife has bought from you as a present for me. She only ordered
it one week ago and it arrived this morning. A beautiful piece of
"The knife is very, very nice - Thank you!"
"Just to say the knife arrived today, and wow, what a beauty!
"I am very pleased with the product and will treasure it for years to come." RP, UK
"I got it - its beautiful, more than I expected."
"Received the knife today. Absolutely stunning. Far superior
to the Puma, Boker etc I have. A tribute to a craftsman."
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