Les@robertsonscustomcutlery.com | 706.650.0252
  • What criteria do you use when selecting knives for Robertson’s Custom Cutlery?

    A combination of what I call the “Four F’s”…Fit, Finish, Function and Flow.  The first three are fairly self-explanatory relating to the quality.  For me, “flow” is the design from the tip of the blade to the end of the handle.  Do the lines of the knife look right and complement each other?

    Materials:  Custom knives are always evolving and moving in a cyclical motion.  Consequently, it is important for makers to keep pace with what materials the collectors want and what is best suited for the type of knife.

    Value:  Too many makers guess or take advice from other makers as to what they should charge for their knives. This may or may not have any relevance on what their final price should be.  To help me better understand what knives should really sell for 25 years ago, I developed what I call my “Maker’s Matrix.”   Utilizing information from several sources, I can determine a maker’s place in any market they are active in.  This determines what the price the maker should be charging for their knives.

    Trends: While I follow trends like every other dealer, I don’t buy a knife just because it is part of the trend.  There is a fine line between “trends” and “fads.”   Fads are generally short lived and after it is over, the collector will be lucky to get half their money back should they decide to sell the knife.

    No matter what type of knife or what materials are utilized, every knife I purchase for resale will have to meet the criteria that have been established for my clients for the last 30 years. 

  • How do I place an order?

    Simply click the IN STOCK.  This will take you to the secure order form where you can complete and place your order.
  • How do I place a future order?

    If you see a knife that is not in stock at this time and you would like to place a future order, click the Not In Stock, place a future order.  This will take you to the order form for future delivery. There is no payment information required.
  • What are my payment options?

    We offer a wide variety of payment options. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. Checks, Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks and wire transfers are also acceptable forms of payment.
  • What do you recommend for shipping within the United States?

    Our preferred shipping method is FedEx 2nd day.   We also offer USPS Priority. 
  • What do you recommend for international shipping?

    For overseas shipments our preferred method is USPS Global Express.   FedEx is also an option.
  • Is there an inspection period?

    Yes, you have 5 day inspection period.  If the knife is returned for any reason, other than a defect, the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs. You must contact us prior to returning the knife.
  • How do I know if a knife is in stock?

    We try to keep the website updated, providing the most accurate information possible.  If a knife is in stock you will see IN STOCK next to the price.  If the knife has just sold and is no longer available, we will contact you to let you know.  You will have the option of placing a future order or just cancelling the order.
  • May I receive notification when a knife by a particular maker is available?

    If you have placed an order for future delivery, you will be notified when your knife is ready to ship from the maker.
  • Is there a guarantee on the knives you offer?

    The makers stand behind their work 100% with normal use.  (Folding knives are not pry bars.  Knives are not screwdrivers, etc.)  For damage to a knife outside its intended use, there will be a repair fee.
  • If I return the knife is there a ‘restocking fee?’

    No.  A restocking fee is nothing more than a technique to get your money.  Reputable dealers will not have this as part of the return process.
  • Do you carry production knives?

    No, only custom made knives are offered.
  • Do you buy custom knives or collections?

    Yes, we may buy a single knife or a collection.   Each knife will be evaluated on several criteria.  Condition:  The knife or knives should be in mint condition or near mint; meaning the maker of the knife could bring the knife back to mint condition.  Demand/Desirability:  What is the knife maker’s current position in the market?   These, combined with other factors, will determine the amount offered for the knife and/or collection.
  • Do you offer consignment services?

    Yes.  If we feel it is a knife that we can sell in a reasonable period of time and the selling price is commensurate with the knife maker’s current position in the market.  We charge 25% of the final sale price.  Remember, once the knife is sold, the buyer has 5 days to review.  If the knife is not returned, the consignee will receive a check for the cost of the knife minus 25%.  Collections will be handled on a case by case basis.