Australian Knifemakers Guild

Knife making resources

On this page you will find links to resources useful for knife makers. All links are active, so just press on the email / website addresses and they will open on a separate page. If you find a broken link, or know of a resource that could be included in this list, please let the webmaster know. Important disclaimer; listing here does not imply endorsement by The Guild, nor does The Guild accept any liability for your dealings with these listees.  Also, the listings are in no particular order, so don’t read anything into who’s top or bottom of the list. 

Knife Making Materials

https://www.artisansupplies.com.au/ Steel, handle, sheath materials as well as machinery and tools. Based in Sydney, shipping Aust wide. 

https://nordicedge.com.au/ steel, handle materials, sheath making, tools, kit knives, abbrasives, shipping Australia wide.

Heat Treating Services

http://www.toolgen.com.au/ based in Adelaide, has a minimum fee which will apply to one knife or a parcel. Vacuum ovens as well as carbon steel. Offers cryo but via cold fridge. Well experienced with custom knife makers and their needs. Turn around times usually a week. Will operate via post. 

in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, will do small jobs and have vacuum ovens

Engravers

mittonknives@gmail.com Hand engraving, engraving courses, some engraving supplies. Gemstone faceting and jewelry experience. Phone: 0417 082 221

http://1engraver.pedini.net/ Master hand engraver with fifty years of international experience, including high relief and precious metals. 

Knife Photography

https://www.knifeimages.art/ Photos and montages for knife makers, collectors and magazines, including international knife magazines

michael@australianknifephotography.com.au known as Knifeknut, often operating a photography stand at knife shows and producer of Australian Knife Magazine.

Forums and Social Media, (does not include invitation only pages.)

https://www.australianbladeforums.info/

A broadly reaching and welcoming forum for all things knife related. Includes individual makers, a sales section, many and varied discussion forums. The format allows in depth discussion. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/825720677939904 This group is to for people to discuss all things knife making in Australia. A group by the Knifemaking Down Under Podcast.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Knifemaking-Down-Under-Podcast-100893357928371 A podcast by Australian Knife Makers. Irreverent and sometimes even informative discussion about knife making and the industry in Australia.

 

Other Knife Making Promotional Groups

https://knifeartassociation.com/ Operate major knife shows within Australia and knife raffles. This site is a portal for those wishing to exhibit at Knife Art Ass. knife shows and those wishing to find out about show details.

Knife Making Schools and Classes.

Technical

https://knifesteelnerds.com/ An incredibly detailed study of many knife making steels by a trained metallurgist.