Welcome to ADG Custom Knives – The Cotswold Edge.  My name is Dean, I make bespoke Camping, Bushcraft, Work & Fieldsports knives in my workshop tucked on the Western edge of the Cotswolds, England.Knives are all things to all people, whether it’s simply a tool for a job or a prized possession to be treasured. Indeed, there is no reason why a knife cannot be both. Like all things, if they are looked after, they will last. They all have their place and regardless of their use, I put as much effort in all the blades I make. On this web site you’ll find a dedicated page for each knife I make and although most of my work is commissioned based, if you have a design in mind or any other specific requirement then please get in touch via my facebook page ( ADG Custom Knives) or email – ADGCK@mail.com and I’ll be happy to go through it with you.From time to time, some of my knives are available and ready to go straight away. Please look on the “Knives Available Now” page.

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Choose your scales

To further add to the personalisation of the knives, you can choose the scale material (handles). I use a wide variety of woods and Kirinte which is available in an incredible range of colours such as the Elk knife above and the Moose knife below.

Below shows an Elk Bushcraft knife fitted with Mexican Bocote wooden scales. Walnut, Mahogany, Olive, Oak and Maple are also available along with certain exotic hardwoods such as African Blackwood. Please inquire for details.

Further Personalising

If the knife you are looking for is a gift for someone or if you’d like a name, company logo or image electro etched onto the blade, I can also work with you on this. Some examples below.

The legal bits

It is illegal for any person under the age of 18 to buy any of the knives on my web site in the U.K.  

From the Home Office web site (26/01/2021)

Basic laws on knives

It’s illegal to:
  • sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
  • carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less
  • carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
  • use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife)
The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is 4 years in prison and an unlimited fine. You’ll get a prison sentence if you’re convicted of carrying a knife more than once.

To this end Photo ID will be required for all new customers who wish to order a knife from me. This can be a Passport or Driving Licence of which  a scan or clear photograph can be emailed to: ADGCK@mail.com


All knives are sent Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked, insured and to be signed for. There is a basic cost of £10.00 per knife P&P.


Many thanks for your interest, enjoy having a look around the rest of the site.



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