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"Being in the Butcher Shop business in the USA is what started my interest in custom knives. Not only for work but for every day carry as well. I began searching the thousands of different custom knife makers out there. I came across Goulder Knives on Facebook I believe. Through first glance, I was very impressed with the styles and range of hardware available. I was searching for a boning/fillet knife for work. I wanted something that could handle my everyday abuse and something that looked stunning as well. I reached out and began enquiring about the multiple selections that were offered.


​Let me tell you… I had 100’s of questions. James was prompt and patient with me even while being on the other side of the globe. I was sent a selection of wood handle options and did not see “the one” immediately. I asked James about some specific colours of wood I wanted and in just a couple days he had exactly what I wanted. Even though James was building the knife for me, I felt very much a part of the process. Constant communication, up to date progress photos and the selection of materials was mostly mine.

​Once I received the knife I was blown away by the craftsmanship, quality and durability of my new tool!I use this knife every single day on the job! I couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience with Goulder Knives! I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who inquires and will certainly be a returning customer!" - USA

"Absolutely amazing!! James is a true artist and was an absolute pleasure to work with in building my two knives! He is extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and walks you through the production of your knives! He's an artist at what he does. I can't wait to add to my collection." - USA


"I recently bought a knife from Goulder Knives, it is the best investment I have made for a long time. Beautiful craftsmanship, and came with an amazing leather sheath.

I ordered a deer antler handle which was humanely sourced. Delivery was prompt and I was kept up to date with the build every step of the way. I would recommend this company to any chef." - Australia

"I just wanted to send a quick thank you so so much for not only your incredible craftsmanship, but just how nice and easy it was to communicate with you guys.

The whole process was an absolute pleasure! My Dad Facetimed us last night so excited to receive his beautiful steak knife for his 70th. He said he can't get over how incredible the craftsmanship is, from the beautiful timber and steel etching, to the quality and detail of the leather case. He was so smitten!

Will definitely end up buying more for ourselves on the next run!" - Australia


"Service was absolutely fantastic, communication was great. The product was outstanding, anyone looking for a knife built with so much precision and passion should look no further.

Great product, great team, highly recommend." - NZ

"I have brought several knives from James and Cat over the years, as well as recently purchasing a 9 knife custom set with a custom leather roll. I cannot thank you guys enough for everything, From the planning, to the continuous updates, to the amazing attention to detail. I look forward to adding the cleaver to my collection soon." - NZ


"James was awesome to deal with and his workmanship and attention to detail is spectacular. He sent me short videos of each step of the knife making process which was really cool. I can't recommend them enough."

- Australia

"James is an absolute pleasure to work with, and his knives have soul. His craftsmanship is excellent, and his work is absolutely functioning art." - USA


"Goulder Knives make the best looking knives I have seen in New Zealand. They pay extreme attention to detail and every knife is one of a kind. I am lucky enough to own 3 knives from Goulder Knives and am currently ordering the 4th knife to my collection. If you're after a work of art that will do its job time after time then order a custom Goulder Knife, you won't be disappointed" - NZ

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