Australian Knifemakers Guild

Australian Knifemaker Guild Committee

as of 2024

Kevin Room

president

I’m based in Brisbane and have been making knives since 2015. I specialise in kitchen knives but also make outdoor knives with a high emphasis on performance, design and fit and finish. Phone: 0407 217 689 Email: president@akg.org.au

Jackson Rumble

vice president

I’m an ABS mastersmith based in Canberra. I started making knives in 2014. My main focuses in knifemaking are forged integrals and damascus of all kinds. Email:Vicepresident@akg,org.au

Ian Ronald

Treasurer

Ian has been making knives since 2012,and has been a full member since 2016. Ian makes a variety of different styles including utility, bushcraft, hunters, kitchen knives and cleavers. In the past few years though he has been moving more towards culinary knives. Ian’s knifemaking career highlights include making a knife for “Fast Ed” of Better Homes and Gardens, who has been using this blade as his main “on screen” knife for the past few years. He has also been published in several global publications including Blade Magazine. Email: treasurer@akg.org.au

 

Chris Roosendaal

Secretary

Chris is a boilermaker/welder by trade and has been making knives as a hobby since 2020. He joined the AKG in June 2021 as probationary member and became a full member in February 2024. Chris grew up in country WA and enjoys hunting. Always having had an interest in knives he started doing courses with Bruce Barnett and J Neilson.

Darwin Luhur

general committee and social media

Since becoming a full member of the AKG in 2016, Darwin’s main focus has been improving the knife-making process by creating better machinery and product branding equipment. While he has experience in making knives himself, his true passion lies in finding new ways to enhance and refine the overall process. In addition to his work as a hobbyist knife maker, Darwin is also the public officer for Aussie Leathercrafters Inc. and an active member of his community. You can reach him at 02 95861791

Tony Earwaker

general committee and social media

I originally started making knives to deal with my PTSD and now I use it to keep that in check. I mainly make hunting knives and lots of outdoors knives. I have trained in Japan/Nepal/Thailand and try my best to make strong suitable knives that are serviceable for the job. Phone: 0407 697 687 Email: tonyearwaker400@hotmail.com

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Lee Barker

General Committee Member

Australian Knifemaker Guild State Representatives

as of 2024

Mark Sinclair

Western australia

I am a merchant seaman and started my seagoing career in 1982 with the Royal Australian Navy. After being an avid collector for around 30 years, I started making knives in 2014 and became a full voting member of the guild in 2016. I like to make kitchen, camping and hunting style knives and have also started down the folding knife path.I am also into timber stabilising and making my own pattern welded steel. Phone: 0428 234 614 

Corin Urquhart

NSW and ACT

Adam Fromholtz

NSW and ACT

Adam makese a diverse range of knives, including fishing knives, Damascus steel art knives, Steampunk inspired barrel knives, and his highly sought after cheese axes. Asides from being an accomplished bladesmith, Adam is an artist who works in metal, wood, leather, and plastic. Adam is a full-time bladesmiths and works at Tharwa Valley Forge creating custom knives, production orders, and teaching a variety of Bladesmithing courses. Phone:0414252299

 

Kieran Swift

South Australia

Kieran has been making knives since 2018, in that time has been published for some of his work and has contributed to the growth of the South Australian Knife Making Community with assisting at hammer in’s, the Adelaide Knife show and teaching at the local highschool.

Kieran mainly focuses on Hunting and utility knives but also makes a variety of culinary knives for local Restaurants.

Kevin Room

Southern Queensland

I’m based in Brisbane and have been making knives since 2015. I specialise in kitchen knives but also make outdoor knives with a high emphasis on performance, design and fit and finish. Phone: 0407 217 689 Email: president@akg.org.au

Lee Barker

South Australia

Shawn McIntyre

Victoria and Tasmania

Shawn started making knives in the 1990’s when he found a knife making book on clearance.  He is now an internationally recognised ABS Mastersmith. He makes a range of knives and enjoys teaching classes to both established and budding knife makers. He joined the AKG in 2000 and has contributed as Treasurer, State Rep, Show Committee, Knife Camp Presenter and also through this second term as President. “Through it all, I would say the Guild has given me more than I have given it. I hope you find the same”. Find me @mcintyreknives

Adam Parker

Victoria and Tasmania