Photo Library Page 7

These knives have been sold. I include this library of past work for your pleasure and as a reference

This page contains some of the first knives I made and sold, way back in 2004, so some of the photos are small and not quite up to the standard you would expect from today's photographic gear.

a large art nouveau styled kitchen cleaver made from hot dip blued carbon steel and a cocobolo rosewood handle

The client asked for a kitchen cleaver and left the design to me. The result is Art Nouveau or Gothic, I can’t make up my mind.

The steel is 5mm thick 01 at RC=55, polished and caustic blued. The handle is one piece of book-matched cocobolo. Overall length is 40cm so given the thick steel, this cleaver comes with serious heft.

The balance is just right, bringing a lot of force down around one third back from the tip, where the blade is its widest.

The cleaver comes with a leather pouch for the blade section secured by a brass snap (not pictured)

The client generously allowed me to display this knife at the 2010 Adelaide Knife Show where it generated a lot of curiosity and favorable comment. Many people wanted to take it home.

Here’s what the client said; WOW. What a beast ! Really Warrick. I really love the axe. Let’s start with the blade, beautifully one piece design and lovely finish. The handle is bloody beautiful coco’. Fit like a glove in my hand with the weight balanced just right. The sheath is also a very practical touch as I intend using the axe, as I use all your knives daily.
Man I’m blown out! What more can I say. Be proud of your excellent work just as I am. WELL. DONE
P.P.


F46

handmade hunting knife, australian made hunting knife, adelaide, south australian knife maker, afrcian buffalo, amboyna burl handle

This is the partner knife for the one pictured immediately below.

The handle is premium, dark red amboyna burl matched with cocobolo bolsters. The blade is made from RWL34 and has been etched with a rendering of South African Cape Buffalo. The clients family name and life motto are on the reverse side.

The client took this knife on safari to South Africa and Zimbabwe as his personal carry.

F44

amboyna burl, micarta, skinning knife, hunting knife

A full spec build. Premium amboyna burl handle, has the colour and tones of the finest French Polished furniture, absolutely sumptuous. A hard wearing maroon linen micata bolster and seven mosaic pins to hold the lot in place. The shim is fine silver.

The blade has been fully mirror polished. It took four days but was worth every aching muscle.

F43

top grade knife, handmade knife, custom made knife, australian knife, australian knife maker, amboyna burl, emu skin

The same knife as above with its sheath.

The inserts are emu toe skin backed by leather. I’ve also put a leather backing between the brass snap and the inside of the sheath.

Double dyed for depth of character and finished with a number of gloss coats.

F42

hunting knives, japanese wood, pair of knives, matching pair, knives and sheaths, lanyard, cocobolo

A pair of full tang utilities.

The blades are mirror polished RWL34, with a distal taper from the ricasso. There’s a lot of curve from the point to the slightly in-swept belly, allowing a long skinning motion.

The handles are an unknown species of Japanese wood with cocobolo bolsters. This wood has twenty coats of penetrating oil, which took a month to apply.

The client requested simple pouch style sheaths (with belt loops), made from heavy, top grade shoulder leather. They have been double dyed and hand sewn.

F41

fish skin inlayed sheath, inlayed sheath, fishing, fish fillet, processing fish, catching fish, cleaning fish

A very sexy fish filleter made from mirror polished 2.5mm RWL34. The blade has a long distal taper that allows it to flex. The handle scales are double dyed and stabilised maple burl surrounded by black paper micata. There are eight pins holding it all on and red liners, so nothin’ is going nowhere.

F40

fish filletting knife, fish filletter, stabilised wood, fish skin inlay, inlayed sheath

The leather sheath features an insert of dyed tilapia (fish) skin, fully backed inside by a leather pad to protect it from the blade. This sheath required three metres of thread when hand sewn.

Despite it’s pretty looks this knife is perfect for kitchen use.

F39

camatillo bloodwood bead lanyard rwl34 polished utility kife custom made by warrick edmonds

This utility has a handle of camatillo, with is a rarer cousin to the better known cocobolo. The blade is polished 440C and just for show I’ve made a bead from muriaparanga.

camatillo is a hard wearing, self waxing wood well suited to use in the field.

F38

peruvian flamewood yellow sea snake skin

this is a small, fixed blade pocket knife made from polished 440C. The handle wood is Peruvian flamewood, which is a real rarity. I’ve included a handmade mosaic pin. The sheath is golden seasnake skin backed by leather.

The client said “I carry it everywhere I go and use it every day. It just lies in the bottom of my pocket and I don’t know its there. If I’m not using it, my staff are always borrowing it.” B.M.

F37

tasmanian tiger tasmania map carbon damascus steel long camp knife leather sheath tooled acid etched

A long bladed knife made from random pattern carbon 5160 and 15N20 damascus. The handle is tightly figured Japanese wood of unknown species that resembles the colouration of a Tasmanian Tiger. I have etched the tiger stripes into and over the damsacsus. I sourced the actual gate of the tiger and carved the paw prints into the sheath, so they look like they are striding across the muddy forest floor. 

acid etched knife blade, carbon damascus knife, tasmania, map of tasmania, tasmanian tiger

 On the flip side is an etched map of Tasmania.

nullarbore plain, bauhinia wood, orchid tree, kangaroo fur, leather sheath, knife

A utility with handle of bauhinia, which is a very hard tropical timber from the north Australian orchid tree. The blade is D2. The sheath has a kangaroo fur insert that wraps all around. This insert is fully backed by leather inside which required 6 metres of hand stitching.

F35

damasteel damascus stainless stabilised maple burl

A utility blade made of damasteel, lightly etched and well polished. The handle is double dyed stabilised maple burl. The sheath has a large insert of glossy tilapia skin which is fully backed by an internal layer of heavy leather.

To this day this remains one of  my favourite knife builds and I’m glad to see it go to a good home.

F33

acid etched knife blade, gum nuts, gum leaves, redgum, bloodwood

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds.

The blade is 576 layer twist pattern damascus made from 5160 and 15N20.

The blade has been etched four times, to include artwork of River Redgum fruit and leaves. Each side has a different scene. The handle is 80 year old redgum with a Brazilian bloodwood bolster.

The sheath is leather with the right hand scene from the blade carved into it. The leather has been two toned to highlight the carving.

F28

redgum bloodwood gum leaves gum nuts acit etching carbon steel

The reverse side shows a different scene of gum leaves and gum nuts

stamped leather sheath bloodwood australian knife handmade custom made

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

The blade is brushed D2. The handle is Brazilian bloodwood with mosaic pin.

The sheath was made by Malcolm Day.

F27

cocobolo, skinner, skinning knife, sharp point, sharp knife

The blade is polished O1. The handle is a fabulous example of Mexican cocobolo with mosaic pin.

Sheath not shown, is two tone leather.

A lot of people ask me which knife I use. For a while this was my personal carry in the field. One of the first knives I made I gave it to a mate. It’s not an axe, it’s not a can opener or shovel, but that blade is fine and like a razor.

F26

titanium pins brushed stainless handle art deco shape steak knife

Art Deco style knife with blade of mirror polished 440C with deeply concave curved ricasso.

Handle is brushed 440C with five anodised titanium pins.

F24

boise de rose rosewood rwl34 african ebony pink ivory silver handmade

Blade is polished 440C. Bolster is ebony, spacer is pink ivory and handle is boise de rose. Two shims of fine (100%) silver.

Presented in a display case, not shown.

F23

chisel ground fine silver fittings african ebony bloodwood polished wood

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

Blade is right hand chisel ground mirror polished 440C with convex curved ricasso. Bolster is ebony, handle is Brazilian bloodwood with mosaic pin. Shim is fine silver.

Presented in display case and retained by Warrick Edmonds in his personal collection.

F21

chisel ground polished stainless steel african ebony brazilian bloodwood silver

Blade is right hand chisel ground mirror polished 440C with convex curved ricasso. Bolster is ebony, handle is Brazilian bloodwood with mosaic pin. Shim is fine silver.

Presented in display case and retained by Warrick Edmonds in his personal collection.

F19

stainless steel knife presentation box gift

A small Art Deco styled knife of all polished metal. Blade is 440C and handles are nickel silver with hidden nickel silver pins. Sitting on a bed of blue velvet.

F18

small fixed blade knife presentation box brazilian bloodwood buffalo horn stainless steel handmade

The knife blade is polished 440C. The handle is Brazilian bloodwood and translucent cow horn backed by Brazilian bloodwood. The idea is that red flashes from the bloodwood opaless through the horn.

The box has a lid of wild grain olive wood. The sides and base are of bull sheoak. All woods are from Mclaren Vale. The knife cradle is carved from merante and covered in rust coloured flocking.

F16

close up of the pink ivory and african ebony handle wood in this custom made art deco steak knife

An Art Deco knife with blade of polished 440C.

Bolster is ebony and handle is pink ivory with mosaic pin. This knife remains in the makers personal collection

F15

art deco steak knife in stainless with pink ivory and ebony handle

An Art Deco knife with blade of polished 440C.

Bolster is ebony and handle is pink ivory with mosaic pin. This knife remains in the makers personal collection

F14

a pocket sized fixed blade knife with purple and black camatillo rosewood handle

The blade is polished 440C.

The handle is camatillo with a mosaic pin.

A slip on leather blade pouch is not shown.

F10

a knife presentation box made from mclaren vale olive wood burl and western australian sheoak with a redgum base

Handmade custom knife presentation box by Warrick Edmonds

The lid is wild grain olive wood and the sides and base are bull sheoak. All woods are from Mclaren Vale.

F9

black buffalo handle and black slip on leather sheath small fixed blade pocket knife for odd jobbing or in the tool box

The blade is polished 440C

The handle is black buffalo horn shot in the Northern Territory. One mosaic pin and two small nickel silver pins.

The sheath is a small slip on leather pouch designed to allow easy carry in a pocket.

F8

a fixed blade pocket knife with black buffalo horn handle and a black slip on leather sheath blade is stainless

The blade is polished 440C

The handle is black buffalo horn shot in the Northern Territory. One mosaic pin and two small nickel silver pins.

The sheath is a small slip on leather pouch designed to allow easy carry in a pocket.

F7

hot dip bluing, rifle blued, blued carbon steel, 5160 steel, 5160, presentation box, papua, papuan striped ebony

Handmade custom knife and presentation box by Warrick Edmonds

The blade is mirror polished 5160 hot dip caustic blued.

The handle is wenge with a mosaic pin, the bolster is buffalo horn.

The box lid is Papuan striped ebony, the sides are katalox, the base is merante. The knife cradle is carved from merante and covered in rust coloured flocking. Six rare earth magnets are set behind flushed purple gidgee plugs in the front side and lid.

The two tone sheath is leather.

F6

presentation knife handle made from osage orange and conkerberry set against a royal blue felt background

Handmade custom knife and presentation box by Warrick Edmonds

details below

F4

utility knife wth osage orange and conkerberry handle with presentatin box of rosewood and royal blue felt inlay

The blade is mirror polished 440C.

The bolster is conkerberry, the handle is osage orange with mosaic pin.

The box lid is boise de rose. The sides are Indonesian rosewood and the base bull sheoak. The knife cradle is carved from merante with royal blue flocking. Rare earth magnets are inlayed beneath flushed ebony plugs in the front side and behind blue flocking in the lid (added after this photo)

This knife remains in the personal collection of the maker.

F3

thunderforge carbon damascus steel utility camp knife japanese wood

The blade is deeply etched Thunderforge raindrop pattern carbon damascus.

The bolster is cocobolo, the handle is unknown species from Japan.

Sheath of distressed leather not shown.

F2

quilted sapele skinning knife

The blade is mirror polished RWL34.

The handle is full muscle curl Sapele with mosaic pin.

Leather sheath not shown.

F1

a full sized camp utility made from damasteel dense twist stainless damascus with faceted thuya burl and ebony handle dark chocolate leather sheath and cane toad skin inlay

Damasteel dense twist with handle of thuya burl, sheath features a cane toad inlay, this was the first knife I ever sold.