My name is Steve and it seems my life has been all about tools since about 10 years old when my father used to drag me around the markets selling his old tools. I was learning about things like woodworking planes, saws and types of gauges when all my friends were playing with their toys and watching Woody the Woodpecker, I simply had no choice in the matter and never realised back then the importance of that initiation. By the time I got to sixteen all I knew was I needed to get out there and learn a trade, this soon helped me become accustomed at using them. Tools have been a major factor in my life and as life progresses, it seems these tools have completely consumed me, I simply love them and what they have allowed me to achieve in life.
Whilst user tools have always been a passion due to what they enable us to create and repair. The historical aspect to how they were developed, why and by whom is very interesting and as I have continued to learn more it has ignited further research. I’ll be the first to say I don’t know everything about antique tools but I do know what i’m looking at and what is important when studying them, hopefully i’ll still be learning about this subject to my last breathe, it’s a fascinating how the dots keep connecting.
Historically our family has a heritage in the Antique and Vintage tools business, primarily as dealers, this has given us a privileged insight into the many old tools which have gone through our hands over the years. Our main used tool business operates online, this primarily focuses on fully refurbished user tools, which is only undertaken to correct wear and to fine tune them for craftsmen. Attention to detail is important to us and as such it becomes hard for us to sell unrefurbished antique tools there as this can lead to confusion.
We have built this website dedicated to Antique tools to help many of our customers who have antique tools to sell. We wanted to create a separate option for them, where we just promote and sell their antique tools in the best possible environment.
Many will know me from Tooltique and many will know Tony Murland who passed this website domain to us to continue the next era of the antiquetools.co.uk, which will at first be exclusively online.
I’ve worked hard to help my two sons, Brandon & Callum to become the future of the industry, both are running independent companies that focus on slightly different areas of the old tool industry. These two companies will ensure a sound foundation is built to continue far beyond my involvement and without any cause for interruption.
The Antique Tool Company Ltd. Company: No: 12176470