Welcome custom knives collectors to my website !Quintessential Cutlery is the name my husband Gary Shaw gave to our business of buying and selling custom knives. The name is meant to signify to collectors that the knives on offer were chosen with care and expertise. After Gary's death in 2004, I went on with the knife trade, kept the name, doing my best to live up to its promise. Knives are presented in categories: Fixed Blades and Folders. Smaller groups within each category represent various types and price ranges in my selection. The Early Makers page shows knives made in the 70s and 80s. Special pages will be created on occasion, for a specific group of knives or maker that I would like to bring to your attention.
Recently I have decided to broaden my interests and added a few vintage categories to my site. This is going to be a work in progress while I'm gaining more knowledge.
Thank you for your interest.