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BOWIE KNIVES
- made from Sheffield Steel

Handmade by "Little Mester" Reg Cooper / Arthur Wright in Sheffield

bowie knife

NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM THIS WEB SITE
- FOR SALE TO OVER 18'S ONLY

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REG COOPER
BOWIE KNIVES
PRODUCT SELECTION

ARTHUR WRIGHT
SHEATH KNIVES
PRODUCT SELECTION

THESE KNIVES ARE CRAFTSMAN MADE. HE IS ALWAYS BUSY.
LATEST: 7" & OVER BLADES = 8-12 WEEKS
6" & BELOW BLADES = SOME IN STOCK
ESTIMATES MAY VARY - PLEASE ASK.

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Video Clip of a 14" Blade Bowie (avi file)

Bowie Knife Origin
The 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.
Sheffield Bowie Knives have been in mass production since the mid-19th century and are extremely popular in North America and many other parts of the world.
Sheffield steel has an international reputation for quality and these knives are no exception. These knives are the real deal - high quality Bowie knives made using traditional hands-on methods, not mass produced nor of inferior quality steel.

Made In Sheffield
Bowie 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.
Sheffield steel has a reputation second to none. These knives are made from top quality carbon steel. As you will see from the photos on this section, these Bowie knives are gleaming in appearance and the handles are made from a choice of materials that enhance the overall look and feel of the knives.

Bowie Knife
CARE OF YOUR KNIFE
Note 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 before storing.
If storing long-term, remove the knife from the sheath as leather can sometimes seep moisture onto the blade and cause tarnishing. It is advisable to check regularly to ensure that humidity in your home is not finding its way onto the blade and rusting it.
Carbon steel is a degree more brittle than stainless steel so do not mis-use your knife e.g. by using it as a lever, or you could break it or cause pieces to be chipped off. Carbon steel can always be re-sharpened but it may become a major task if a chunk is missing because someone tried to cut through a metal bolt with a knife.
Reg Cooper occasionally supplies us with Bowie knives that come with stainless steel blades. Reg has told us that stainless steel is equally as good a material for his knives as carbon steel. He says that if the steel has been produced properly then there is no difference in quality.

POSTAGE DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS WARNING
UK 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.
Therefore, if you are located overseas, and you wish to order from us, this will now have to be at your own risk of delivery arrival. If the knife is returned to us following refusal of the carriers to handle the package then we will refund your knife price less 10%. If the knife is confiscated and not returned, then no refund will be made.
Therefore, we would advise that you ask us before ordering a knife to be sent outside of the UK. If you do order, then we will assume that you accept the risks involved.

OVER 18?
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.

Little Mesters
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.
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 to remember.
Reg is ably supported in the crafting of larger knives by Sheffield's last remaining Little Mester Grinder - Brian Alcock. Brian is a good friend to this web site and we are happy to commend his craftsmanship to our site visitors. He carries out the main initial grinding of the raw steel bars for Reg Cooper on the large sized Bowie knife blades.

14 inch bowie knife

Sizes and Customisation
Bowie knives are available in sizes from blades of 3 inches to a monster 18 inches. Blades of even longer length can be custom-made. Please ask for a quotation if needed.

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 that you would like to be added.

Reg Cooper on BBC TV
BBC2's Great British Railway Journeys broadcast 20th Jan 2011 and repeated 21 July 2011 and 21 June 2012 features Reg Cooper and his workshop-sharing associate Trevor Ablett (the pocket knife maker). This programme is often repeated. You can catch the programme via YouTube at this link:
Great British Railway Journeys
(start at about 19 mins 30 secs into the clip).

ORDER EARLY - 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 for example, particularly if you require a knife with a blade longer than 6 inches.
Reg is now in his 80's and hasn't been feeling well recently so knives not in stock may take some time to be completed. Please ask, particularly if you have a deadline to meet. leather handle bowie knife

Handles
Knife handles are made from either Leather (the right photograph), Rosewood (the top image), buffalo horn, Sambar Stag horn or Leadwood.
Stag handles are imported and are getting harder to find, especially for the longer knives, but a new material is being offered - "Bone Stag" which you can see pictured below.
The handles are polished to a beautiful appearance that sets off and compliments the knife blade. Please ask about about the latest stag availability. These Bowie knives feel extremely comfortable in your hand and are perfect for any hunting or country-type activity where knives are required.

"Bone Stag"
Bone stag handle

Bone Stag The usual stag is now very hard for Reg Cooper to get hold of and he has been offering "Bone Stag" instead.
This is a natural bone material which is probably a harder wearing substance than antler stag and which has been machine-fashioned to look like usual stag.

Coffin Style Handle Optional "Coffin-Style" Handles
For knives larger than 7", you can opt for a coffin-style handle as illustrated here. This can be made for Rosewood, Buffalo and Bone Stag handles. Please use the Comments Box during the ordering process to inform us of your choice.

Buffalo Handle - Coffin Shape
Buffalo Handle, Coffin Style

Materials Used
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.

Safety
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.
A word of warning - these knives come with very sharp blades so do be on your guard when handling one for the first time. Please take great care to keep your Bowie knife out of the hands of persons under the age of 18. Remember that knives are extremely dangerous in the wrong hands and should only be entrusted to mature, careful, responsible persons.

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
(excl postage and VAT in the EU)
Owing to there being an element of hand-manufacture,
blade lengths are approximate and may vary slightly.

Blade Length
Handle
Knives In Stock
Price
Maker
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4 Inches
4 inches
Leather
Tick
£32.75
Reg Cooper
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4 inches
Stag
Tick
£32.75
Reg Cooper
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4 inches
Leather
Tick
£27.95
Arthur Wright
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4 inches
Stag
Tick
£40.50
Arthur Wright
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4 inches - Boating Knife
Rosewood
Tick
£26.35
Arthur Wright
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4 inches - Wilderness Knife
Rosewood
Tick
£95.25
Arthur Wright
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5 Inches
5 inches
Leather
Tick
£37.50
Reg Cooper
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5 inches
Stag
Tick
£37.50
Reg Cooper
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5 inches
Leather
Tick
£37.50
Arthur Wright
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5 inches
Stag
Tick
£42.50
Arthur Wright
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5 inches With Blood Groove
Leather
Tick
£30.60
Arthur Wright
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5 inches With Blood Groove
Stag
Tick
£41.60
Arthur Wright
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5 inches - Green River
Rosewood
Tick
£36.20
Arthur Wright
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6 Inches
6 inches With Blood Groove
Leather
Tick
£55.00
Reg Cooper
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6 inches
Leadwood
Tick
£55.00
Reg Cooper
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6 inches With Blood Groove
Leather
Tick
£43.00
Arthur Wright
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6 inches With Blood Groove
Stag
Tick
£57.25
Arthur Wright
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6 inches With Scale Tang
Stag
Tick
£62.00
Arthur Wright
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6 inches With Scale Tang
Stag With Traditional Work Back
£96.70
Arthur Wright
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6 inches With Scale Tang
Buffalo
Tick
£62.00
Arthur Wright
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6 inches With Scale Tang
Rosewood
Tick
£42.50
Arthur Wright
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7 Inches
7 inches
Rosewood
Tick
£210.00
Reg Cooper
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7 inches
Buffalo
Tick
£210.00
Reg Cooper
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7 inches
Bone Stag
£210.00
Reg Cooper
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8 Inches
8 inches
Rosewood
£230.00
Reg Cooper
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8 inches
Buffalo
Tick
£230.00
Reg Cooper
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8 inches
Bone Stag
Tick
£230.00
Reg Cooper
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10 Inches
10 inches
Rosewood
 
£275.00
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10 inches
Buffalo
 
£275.00
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10 inches
Bone Stag
 
£275.00
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10 inches
White-Bone
(ivory look-alike)
 
£275.00
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12 Inches
12 inches
Rosewood
 
£310.00
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12 inches
Buffalo
 
£310.00
Reg Cooper
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12 inches
Bone Stag
 
£310.00
Reg Cooper
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14 Inches
14 inches
Rosewood
 
£365.00
Reg Cooper
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14 inches
Buffalo
 
£365.00
Reg Cooper
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14 inches
Bone Stag
 
£365.00
Reg Cooper
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16 Inches
16 inches
Rosewood
 
£460.00
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16 inches
Buffalo
 
£460.00
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16 inches
Bone Stag
 
£460.00
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18 Inches
18 inches
Rosewood
 
£505.00
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18 inches
Buffalo
 
£505.00
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18 inches
Bone Stag
 
£505.00
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Longer
Bone Stag, Rosewood or Buffalo
 
£ please ask
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ALTERNATE KNIVES

10 inch White Bone Bowie Knife 10" White Handle Knives
10" Bowie Knife with white-bone handle - 100% made in Sheffield by "Little Mester" Reg Cooper. White-Bone (ivory look-alike) handle and 10 inches long. Sheffield carbon steel blade for super sharpness. Free leather sheath that will thread onto a belt for easy carrying. Made to order.
255.00 + Postage & VAT (if in EU).
Availability: 8-12 weeks.
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Skinning Knives
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. Normally made to order but 4 in stock.

Availability: 4 in stock then 8-12 weeks.
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Broad Blade Skinning Knives By Arthur Wright - 4.75" Broad Blade Skinning Knife with Leather Handle or with Stag Handle.

skinning knife
4.75" Broad Blade Skinning Knife By A. Wright - Stag Handle

SKINNING KNIFE PRICES
(excl postage and VAT in the EU)
Owing to there being an element of hand-manufacture,
blade lengths are approximate and may vary slightly.

Blade Length
Handle
Knives In Stock
Price
Maker
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5.5 inches
Bone
Tick
£75.00
Reg Cooper
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5 inches
Leather
Tick
£75.00
Reg Cooper
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4.75 inches
Leather
Tick
£30.70
Arthur Wright
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4.75 inches
Stag
Tick
£46.15
Arthur Wright
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Also Available From Arthur Wright
Boating Knives, Bushcraft Knives, Green River Knives, and scale tang knives.


BUSHCRAFT KNIFE PRICES
(excl postage and VAT in the EU)
Owing to there being an element of hand-manufacture,
blade lengths are approximate and may vary slightly.

Bushcraft Knife With Stag Handle
Bushcraft Knife
With Stag Handle
Bushcraft Knife With Buffalo Handle
Bushcraft Knife
With Buffalo Handle
Bushcraft Knife With Snakewood Handle
Bushcraft Knife
With Snakewood Handle
Bushcraft Knife With Rosewood Handle Bushcraft Knife
With Rosewood Handle

The Making Of A Bushcraft Knife Video

Blade Length
Handle
Knives In Stock
Price
Maker
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4 inches
Buffalo
Tick
£127.00
Arthur Wright
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4 inches
Rosewood
Tick
£95.00
Arthur Wright
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4 inches
Snakewood
Tick
£195.00
Arthur Wright
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4 inches
Stag
Tick
£127.00
Arthur Wright
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FEEDBACK
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


See here for
Trevor Ablett Pocket Knives
| Arthur Wright Pocket Knives

Feedback On Reg Cooper's Knives

I 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.
Many, many thanks.
Kind regards, RD, Scotland

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.

Hello there,
Would just like to say received both parts of my order and i am highly pleased with them. It is such a pleasure to have such things of great craftmanship much obliged thank you once again
regards PW, UK

Hello there.
Would just like to say received both parts of my order (Pocket knife and bowie knife) and I am highly pleased with them. It is such a pleasure to have such things of great craftmanship. Much obliged, thank you once again.
Regards
PW, UK

Received my 8 inch blade knife today and am absolutely delighted with it. Lovely workmanship and looks stunning.
Many Thanks PO, Northern Ireland

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.

The 16" 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.
The knife is awesome in its appearance and I'm very pleased to have invested in such a work of beauty, especially from my local 'Little Mester' Reg.
A BIG thank you.
RB, Sheffield

I picked 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.
Many Thanks MJ, Jersey, C.I.

Thank you so much for the exquisite Bowie knife which arrived safely on Friday.
I am delighted by the workmanship that has gone into producing this gorgeous piece of steel - plus the incredibly fine Stag handle and guards that complete the piece.
Best wishes LW, UK

Bowie received safe & sound on Monday thanks. It is indeed a very sharp & excellent piece.
TD, UK

We received these knives today, and they are absolutely Fabulous!
CL, UK

My knife 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.
GI, UK

Hi Robert,
I just received the Bowie Knife today. It is very nice and I hope to another in the near future. Thank you for your assistance.
LHL, USA

Hi Robert,
Many thanks, I have received the bowie knife, and it is in excellent condition.
Really first class craftsmanship and i am very pleased.
Many thanks DB.

Hi Robert,
Received my knife this morning, it's great thank you.
Regards DC

Hi Robert,
Thankyou for your mail in response to my order.
I have a Puma White Hunter with staghorn handle, treasure it. Why? My hand never slipped, wet or dry. So am pleased you can offer me the Bowie with the staghorn, please send ASAP.
You thank me for my custom...I thank you for your customer service, to that end you first in my list for anything else I want that you can provide, tell my friends also.
Best regards
PS, UK

Hi Robert
Sorry I have not replied earlier.
The Bowie Knife arriived the next day....
I am using the knive for my sport of Archery - When arrows dig deep into the wooden stands they sometimes have to be cut out. This is just right for the job.
Many thanks for such a swift response.
John

Hi
I just picked up the knife at the post office today - thank you for checking for me on the delivery. I just didn't know how long it would take on the shipping. The knife is very, very nice - Thank you!
BO, USA

Hello Robert,
Many thanks for your very efficient response to my order which I received safe & sound this morning (Saturday).
I am very pleased with the product and will treasure it for years to come.
Once again many thanks; it has been a pleasure dealing with you.
Regards
RP

Hi Robert
i recivied my knife today thankyou very much its perfect.
kind regards
DJ, Australia

Hi Robert,
Sorry for the delay in replying, i've been away for a few weeks. I can confirm that i have recieved the order, very nice it is too, many thanks for everything...
Regards
PL, UK

I got it - its beautiful, more than I expected.
R, USA

Hi Robert,
Received my bowie knife today and am very pleased, the weight and finnish are excellent.
many thanks for the quick delivery.
SP, UK

Hi.
The knife arrived, and its great, many thanks, and thanks to Reg.
Regards TH, UK

Morning Robert
I have just received delivery of my bowie knife and it is perfect and a beautiful example of British workmanship.
Thank you very much for your craftsmanship.
Kind regards, JH

Thank 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 it arrives.
RB, UK

Hi Robert,
I received the bowie knife today, thank you very much, just what i wanted.
JG, UK

Hi Robert,
Received the knife today. Absolutely stunning. Far superior to the Puma, Boker etc I have.
A tribute to a craftsman.
Regards, KW, UK

Hi Robert, thankyou, the bowie has arrived promptly and looks fantastic.
Regards SM, UK

Hi Robert,
Received the knives. I couldn't be more happy with them. They both look and feel great.
Many thanks for your help.
SH, UK

Just a quick e-mail to confirm safe arrival; lovely knife, just like the ones I had 50 years ago in my well-spent youth!
Many thanks. BS, UK

Hi Robert
just to let you know the knife has arrived, can you please pass on my gratitude and thanks to Reg the "Little Mester"a true craftsman in every sense of the word, i will treasure my Bowie for the rest of my life.
Many many thanks NG, UK



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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 workmanship indeed.
Many thanks"
GS, UK

"The knife is very, very nice - Thank you!"
BO, USA

"I am very pleased with the product and will treasure it for years to come." RP, UK

"...its perfect."
DJ, Australia

"I got it - its beautiful, more than I expected."
R, USA

"Received the knife today. Absolutely stunning. Far superior to the Puma, Boker etc I have. A tribute to a craftsman."
KW, UK

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