"I am the proud owner of 2 George Wostenholm California Bowie Knives. One, I consider to be an important acquisition to my personal knife collection and the other is a specially engraved presentation piece that sits in pride of place in my board room amongst other trophies and accolades my company has received. I have also recently commissioned a California Bowie as a gift to a very dear friend in the USA; this too has been beautifully engraved with a personalised message from me."
"There is no doubt that these magnificently hand crafted collectors pieces represent the very best of British craftsmanship that sit at the very core of what are now sadly declining traditional skills and values. In my opinion you would be hard pressed to find better examples of these iconic knives anywhere in the world."Steve from Cheshire (owner of two 10” California Knives with Buffalo Handles and one with a custom blade etch)
"The UPS delivery man just dropped the knife off, and I'm delighted with it. The workmanship is flawless, and the certificate of authenticity is a nice touch. Thanks for your attentive service as we waited for it to arrive" Bill from California (owner of a 10" Wostenholm Classic I*XL Bowie Knife with Buffalo Handle)
"The fit and finish are 100%. It's a beautiful Bowie, a beautiful piece of work."Jim from Texas (owner of a Classic 10" I*XL Wostenholm Bowie Knife with Rosewood Handle)
"I could not be happier with the Wostenholm Bowie and it is so beautiful that I don’t want to take it out of its box and mark it in any way" John from Australia
"I knew I was being extravagant when I purchased my I*XL Bowie Knife...but for once in my life, I wanted the best. I simply wanted to own an Iconic piece of history... the knife is everything I wanted and more, pure quality, I am pleased."
"What I see here in your videos, and what could not be shown in books, is the sheer skill and experience involved from the people who make these beautiful collectable knives. I was so surprised to see how much is done freehand...you are keeping alive the very top end of a very noble tradition."
"I now feel I got a bargain with my knife, and it is worth ten times more in my affection, made by craftspeople, on machines yes, but with the free hand of the artisan, your entire team are a credit to English Industry, keeping it alive for the future, creating heirlooms for my family, keeping skills alive." Neil from Oxfordshire (owner of a custom made 10” Wostenholm I*XL Bowie Americans Pride Knife with Buffalo Handle with Nickel Silver Caps)
“The quality of my knife is excellent, as is the case. I am beyond pleased! I look forward to making a future purchase. Thank you for all your help.”John from Chicago (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife with Vinland Damascus Steel Blade)
"The knife arrived this afternoon. It is a magnificent example of traditional craftsmanship. I can now proudly add it to my modest collection. Thanks for staying in touch throughout the process." Nick from Connecticut (owner of a custom made Classic Stamped 10" Wostenholm I*XL Bowie with Buffalo Handle with Nickel Silver Caps)
"I have in the past owned a couple of original 1st Pattern and 3rd pattern F-S knives. Although I sold them to concentrate on collecting other items, I always wanted a pristine version of the 1st Pattern for my display cabinet and decided to buy the Joseph Rodgers knife. I can say it is a very good reflection of the early 1st Pattern knives and the fit and finish is excellent, whilst maintaining the feel that handmade pieces have"Daniel from Berkshire (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
"The Fairbairn-Sykes knife is an absolute masterpiece and work of the cutlers art at its best. It is a gorgeous knife unique in appearance and a real throwback to work not seen since the 1930s" Johann from Texas (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
"When I opened the box that my " first pattern" commando knife came in I couldn't believe what I was looking at, it is such a thing of beauty, and a great testimony to the Craftsmen that made it; Gentlemen I salute you!"Albert from Yorkshire (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
"I am very pleased to say my package has just turned up. I am over the moon with it and I now want the Damascus blade set up."Gareth from Cardiff (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
“All safely received and delighted with it; a really high quality case for a dagger I was presented a few years ago.”Martin from Salisbury (owner of a Walnut Presentation Case for a First Pattern Commando Dagger)
"The FS knife has just arrived and thank you for your patience. I must say it really is a superb knife and will sit very well with my collection of World War 2 Second and Third patterns. One day I will own an original First Pattern but the workmanship in this knife I have just received can't be beaten."Martin from Suffolk (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
"Got my Bowie today. Very-very impressed. Down to the packaging, the Bowie is stunning. Perfect for my confederate impression in re-enacting the American Civil War. Many thanks to all of you but more especially to the craftsmen who make these works of art." Tony from North Carolina (owner of a 10" Wostenholm Classic I*XL Bowie Knife with Buffalo Handle)
“We have now presented the knife to the man of the hour and he was completely speechless. After a while of just looking and feeling the knife he said that he has received numerous of different presents during his life time but none have come close to this. I guess we chose the right gift and the right persons to make the blade! He did admire the craftsmanship and immediately noticed how well it was made and how good it feels to the hand.”Juhis from Finland (friend of an owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel and custom blade etch)
"I have just received my F-S First Pattern Commando Knife...I would just like to thank you and your workforce it is beautifully made and finished and is a fine addition to my collection." Keith from Middlesborough (owner of a custom made Joseph Rodgers First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)
"I received the Bowie this afternoon. It is nothing short of exceptional! It even outshines my Randall Smithsonian Bowie. Thanks so much for handling my purchase in such a professional manner."Joe from Virginia (owner of a 10" Wostenholm I*XL American's Pride Bowie Knife with Buffalo Handle)
"The fit and finish are 100%. It's a beautiful Bowie, a beautiful piece of work."Jim from Texas (owner of a 10” Classic I*XL Bowie Knife with Rosewood Handle)
“I wish to express my most sincere gratitude to all of the staff that participated in the ordering process and manufacture of my Joseph Rodgers Fairbairn-Sykes knife. My selection of your company came down to a lot of research, reviews by numerous customers and especially the “Making History” video. The attention to detail, fit and finish, quality of materials all played pivotal role in my choice. I have been attending knives shows for decades and own several custom make knives. I can say with the utmost honesty the Rodgers Fairbairn is the finest in its class and quite simply the most exquisite expression craftsmanship I have ever witnessed. The price is extremely reasonable for craftsmanship...adding the history booklet and the way it was packaged just added to the great experience of receiving a wonderful piece of history.”Brian from Ontario (owner of a First Pattern Commando Knife in Mirror Polished Carbon Steel)