Stan Shaw Engraved Pen Knife


Stan Shaw has been making knives by hand for over 75 years. Now 90 years old, he still works in his shop two days a week making knives the traditional way, by hand. “My knives are completely processed by hand, from sawing out the blades, springs and linings, to the finished product,” he says.

Trained under Ted Osbourne, Stan learned to make multi-bladed knives using expensive materials, such as mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. As the cutlery industry declined Stan learned how to do many of the jobs that would make a knife, such as forging, grinding and hafting. Traditionally these tasks were separate subdivisions of the cutlery trade, carried out by single person. This meant that many different cutlers were involved in the making of one knife. Stan Shaw is unique because he can make a knife from start to finish on his own.

In 1983, Stan went off on his own after working for such Sheffield greats as George Wostenholm, John Watts and John Clarke. In 2009 he moved his tools and workshop to the Kelham Island Museum. Stan has a waiting list of four years for his knives, which are highly prized by collectors.

You can see more photos and information of the above pocket knife on the website


Richter Made

Boston’s Scott Richter has been making knives since he was 15 years old. Now with his wife they run Minter + Richter Designs where he creates beautiful knives that are art pieces.

Here is a Richter knife from 1994

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ATS34 steel matched with some extremely beautiful Exotic Ebony wood

Now available here

4 New Damascus Pocket Knives

Just received in 4 new pocket knives from Tariq Mahmood. These are beautifully hand crafted with twisted Damascus steel blades. Each is unique in size and shape. Well let me just show you what I mean…

For those Texas Toothpick lovers:

Buffalo Horn Handled Damascus Texas Toothpick

Buffalo Horn Handled Damascus Texas Toothpick

Like the look of Legs:

Damascus Lady Leg Knife

Damascus Lady Leg Knife

Having a Wine Party? Then you’ll need this knife:

Wine Stewart Damascus Knife

Wine Stewart Damascus Knife

Or maybe you like the look of the traditional French Laguiole Knife:

French Laguiole Knife

French Laguiole Knife

The nicest part of these knives is that they are not overly priced. Each sells for $50

So thank you Tariq Mahmood

Randall Knives

I’ve got coming up for sale 5 Randall knives all made by Bo himself.

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Ellis Sloan Knives



Just received 5 knives from Tucson custom knife maker Ellis Sloan. These include a Timing Chain Damascus knife, a Chain Saw Damascus knife and a beautiful Damascus kitchen knife.