Australian Knife Club
And So The Journey Begins
Down The Rabbit Hole We Go
Be warned ladies and gentlemen there be dragons here, for once you start down the path of Knife Making, abandon all ye hope of a normal life, your mind will wander to the next knife and the next and the next and all aspects of knife construction and design.
Decision time lovely Knife Making people’s. Are you a blacksmith forging & shaping your own blank, Or are you a knife maker using the stock removal method. Which ever path you choose , At Australian Knife Club, you’ll be well served with great idea’s, tips, tricks and knife templates to guide you in the right direction
Free Knife Templates
That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen Free Knife Templates for YOU, so you can get started immediately , now just go find some steel, old leaf springs are great starting point, but so is carbon steel.
These Knife Templates were provided to me. By Mr Trevor Foster.So please credit Trevor If you use one of his designs.
Great Publications For All Skill Levels
This book provides everything you need to know to get a head start on becoming a blade smith. This book is heavily illustrated with over 250 full-colour photographs. The text details every aspect of the craft and provides step-by-step instructions as well as teaches tricks of the trade that will make each build a little easier.
Celebrated survivalist Laura Zerra provides you with step-by-step instructions on making your own knives. We all use a knife almost everyday, but for well-known survivalist Laura Zerra her very life often depends on the blade she takes with her into the wild. She’s learned about what works and what doesnt
Coming Soon Australian Knife Club Will Be Introducing A Knife Photography Service.
My Photography Background
I was introduced to photography many years ago in the old film days, so I thought I would put that skill to use, For the benefit of Australian Knife Club Contributors, Visitors, Readers and Supporters.
Why A Photography Service
Well simple; I want Australian Makers to be able to obtain beautiful Custom Images without having to send a brand new Custom Knife Overseas.
Having your new Custom Creation Photographed in Melbourne Australia also means that you do not have to deal with Custom Services which will probably seize and destroy. This more common with folders though
The turnaround time will be much quicker probably about 3 days, is my intention at the moment. Excluding postage times.
You will be charged in Australian Dollars, no converting to US Dollars which makes your images about 25% more expensive at the moment.
What you can expect From Australian Knife Club Photography Service.
You can expect my full attention to your Custom Images.
You can be assured that the security and safety of your Custom Creation is my major priority.
You can expect that I will store a back up of your images should you ever require it, Note: this will be free, totally free no strings attached. Just email me at [email protected] and I’ll get it done for you ASAP.
Featured By Australian Knife Club
Bobby Smith Shifty Blades.
My knives are handmade, using mainly files for most of the work, and I enjoyed I enjoy repurposing old saw mill blades, I also Use 1084 high carbon steel, Outdoor bush craft and hunting knives have been my focus and I am well known for my pocket cleavers. The pocket cleaver is an odd style of knife but my customers have found many uses for them