Australian Knifemakers Guild

Australian Knifemaker Guild Committee

as of 2022

Shawn McIntyre

president

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.” Email: president@akg.org.au or find me @mcintyreknives

Stuart Kerr

vice president

Stuart is a Brisbane based knife maker with a particular interest in creating straight razors. 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

 

Kevin Room

Secretary

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: secretary@akg.org.au

 

Warrick Edmonds

general committee and webmaster

Warrick has been making field, hunting and cooking knives for twenty years.  As a hunter and fisher he appreciates what a good knife is and how it can make tasks a pleasure rather than a chore. He regularly exhibits at the Adelaide Knife Show and via his website riflebirdknives.com. His guiding philosophy  is, the knife has to look as good as it performs. Phone: 08 83900339 Email: warrick@riflebirdknives.com

Corin Urquhart

general committee and social media

Corin started his knifemaking Journey in 2002.  He has held many positions contributing to the Australian Knife Industry including within the Australian Knifemakers Guild, participating on the social media and knife show sub committees and founding member, treasurer, former secretary and public officer of the Knife Art Association. Corin is also a regular presenter on the Knife Making Down Under Podcast and attends almost all knife shows in Australia with the Gameco Artisan Supplies show truck. Phone:02 96485856

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

Australian Knifemaker Guild State Representatives

as of 2022

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 

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

 

Kevin Room

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: secretary@akg.org.au

Peter Bald

South Australia

Peter has been making knives since he was a boy. He makes a range of knives catering for fastidious collectors of unique cutlery through to hunters and outdoors people. Peter’s knives feature both beauty and function. His specialty is in the area of folding knives and particularly single blade lock-back folders. To contact Peter, Phone: 0417 848 511 Email: pbald@ozmail.com.au

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”. Email: president@akg.org.au or find me @mcintyreknives