Warrick Edmonds, member 0173 The Australian Knife Makers Guild.

Find below a collection of my handmade knives for sale. Each of these is available for immediate delivery. I generally ship the knives in hard 'map tubes' via Australia Express Post, which comes with a tracking number.

Custom orders = Yes, I make many of them. If you have an idea, you can contact me via the form at the bottom of these pages. However, please be aware of two things. Firstly, there are quite broad laws pertaining to what I can make. I'm in South Australia so regardless of the laws in your part of the world I am bound by my local ones. So, please don't ask for daggers, balisongs, kerambits, hidden or concealed knives, double edged fighting knives and such like. That being said, if you're in doubt ask me and I'll guide you with a yes or no. Secondly if you know exactly what you want, right down to the fine detail and your intention is to supply me with a set of instructions outlining such, then you're talking to the wrong bloke. Instead, I prefer to discuss your needs and find some common ground in the design and materials. You have to leave me something to play with, I'm not a factory. 

Payment. Full payment prior to dispatch. This can either be via direct transfer or PayPal. I don't offer card services at this time.

I've put a few handy definitions at the bottom of this page, answering the most common questions. If you think I should add others or something in particular, let me know via the contact form.

A nicely sized hunter made from CPM154 stainless. This is the same style I take hunting myself, nice sharp point, lots of curve to the cutting edge exaggerated by a slight recurve in the belly. This knife balances slightly behind the index finger. This knife has a fine edge suitable for game processing. The handle is made from exhibition grade gidgee and black micarta. The lanyard bead is also gidgee. The spine is file worked and the ricasso stippled. The sheath is mostly black with some chocolate undertones. 


Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A heavy duty camp knife made from 5.5mm thick SUP-9 steel, which is the European equivalent of 52100. This is a big, solid unit with a sharp point and utility style cutting edge. The handle is made from New Guinea striped ebony, which is a hard and dense timber full of natural oils and waxes. I've given this handle a satin finish. The ricasso and landing edge of the spine are stippled. The sheath is multi-dyed and fully tooled leather. It has been sealed inside with bees wax and lanolin and on the outside with four coats of gloss.  

Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A nicely sized hunter made from CPM154 stainless. This is the same style I take hunting myself, nice point, lots of curve exaggerated by a slight recurve in the belly, balanced just on the index finger. This knife has a fine edge suitable for game processing. The handle is made from Brazilian kingwood, one of the genuine rosewoods and the bolster is micarta. The lanyard bead is rib fruited mallee. There is a small feature of filework on the spine just to add tad more grip to your top thumb position. The sheath is mostly black with some chocolate undertones. 


Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A light weight, fine bladed hunter / skinner made from top of the line M390 stainless.  If you're after a full bladed knife that doesn't weigh a tonne, this is the one. Sharp point, lots of curve in the edge and a full sized handle with no hot spots. The handle is made from bubinga burl. I purchased this wood some fifteen years ago and have never seen another example for sale, so a rare material. Bubinga is very hard and stable. 


Price is $590Aust plus P&P

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A lightweight neck knife made from 2.5mm M390, top of the line stainless with carbon fiber handle scales, carbon fiber pins and carbon fiber textured kydex sheath. The lanyard bead is striped ebony. 


Price is $395Aust plus P&P

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A neck knife made from brushed 52100 carbon steel hardened to RC=61. Features a polished false edge and textured ricasso. The handle is A grade ringed gidgee. Comes with a kydex sheath in marbled black and red, lanyard bead is rosewood. If you prefer, this knife is small enough to drop into a pocket. Blade length is 6cm, Overall length is 16cm. Price is $395 plus P&P

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A neck knife made from brushed 52100 carbon steel hardened to RC=61. Features a polished false edge and textured ricasso. The handle is A grade ringed gidgee. Comes with a kydex sheath in marbled black and red, lanyard bead is rosewood. If you prefer, this knife is small enough to drop into a pocket. Blade length is 6cm, Overall length is 16cm. Price is $395 plus P&P

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A light and fine bladed hunter skinner made from top of the line M390 stainless, one of the best steels you can possibly get. A very sharp point and finely curved cutting edge with an uncomplicated and easy on the hand grip. There is a small addition of file work on the spine just to add grip to your top thumb. The ricasso has been stippled. The handle material is one of my best bits of exhibition grade gidgee. Comes with a tooled leather sheath in black and chocolate. Top flight steel pared with great looking timber.

Price is $590Aust plus P&P

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A smaller hunter, ( rabbits, foxes, bird and trout?) made from brushed RWL34 hardened to RC=60 with premium figured gidgee handle. Blade length is 9cm, overall length is 21cm, max blade height is 27mm. Price = $550Aust plus P&P

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A charcuterie / cheese platter / pate knife made from polished RWL34. The handle is made from the very rare Boise De Rose, a rosewood from Madagascar that I imported well over a decade ago. The bolster is dense and figured cocobolo, another type of rosewood. The knife comes with a slip-on pouch made from leather, featuring an emu toe skin outer. It is all housed in my handmade box.   Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A more traditional profile for a camp / bushcraft / utility, made from 4.5mm thick 52100 carbon steel hardened to RC=61. The handle is made from figured Western Australian dry-land watjil, the lanyard bead is gidgee. The knife comes with a hand made leather sheath that I've tooled and multi-dyed. It has been sealed inside with various waxes and outside with four coats of gloss. The edges are treated with Gum Tragacanth. Blade length = 15.5cm, overall length = 29.5cm, max blade height = 4cm. Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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An art deco kitchen cleaver made from 4mm thick 440C stainless, with a New Guinea striped ebony handle. This is a big unit and comes packing what I call authority. If your chickens stop laying, casually walk by the henhouse with this in hand and they'll start producing again. Blade length = 24cm, overall length = 40cm. It comes with a hand sewn blade pouch made from tooled and sealed leather. Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A fish filletter made from top flight M390 stainless with a handle of genuine Dymondwood (some of my last remaining stock) with a bolster of black paper micarta. This knife is made for use. It's a design I came up with while fishing for snapper in my local waters. A nice piercing point followed by a long curve to run across the bones when removing the fillet and a decent flat to help whip it off at the tail. Just the right size for snapper and not too big to deal with smaller fish like whiting, tommies, tailor, bream and so on. Comes with a multi-dyed leather sheath that's been sealed inside and out. The photo with hand gives an idea of scale. Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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A camp/bushcrafter/utility made from stonewashed 4.5mm thick 52100 carbon steel hardened to RC=61. The handle is highly figured gidgee and the lanyard bead mulga.  A big, comfortable handle with a decent palm swell. The blade length = 14cm, Overall length = 29.5cm, Max blade height = 4.5cm. The knife comes with a fully custom tooled and multi-dyed leather sheath that is sealed inside and out. Price is $700Aust plus P&P

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A utility knife made from premium M390 stainless. The handle is black and blue G10 and the bolster is custom made carbon fiber featuring a metallic thread inlay. This knife is all about premium materials. It comes with a leather sheath that has been multi-dyed to compliment the knife handle colours and sealed inside and out. Blade length = 14cm, Overall length = 27.5cm, Max blade height = 3.2cm. Price is $700Aust plus P&P

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Some definitions;

RC means Rockwell Scale of Hardness. You can have a look here for Wiki detail. In summary though, for hunting, utility, cooks knives and such like I look for something in the region 59 to 61. Yes, some steels will go harder without sacrificing to brittleness however it's rare a customer will have the equipment on hand in the field to sharpen them. For fishing knives I want something a little softer that will allow a degree of flex, so around 57. The differences don't sound like much but in practice they are great.

Hardening. I work with factory made steel bar that comes to me annealed. This is 'normal' steel hard, so as you would experience it if you hit your thumb with a hammer. This is not hard enough to support a worthwhile knife edge. Once I have made the knife blade I have it heat treated by a professional service, using state of the art vacuum ovens. This lifts the hardness by orders of magnitude. An additional benefit is that hardening turns steel springy, so it will not bend and stay bent. (Most knives do not take kindly to bending though!)   Here's the Wiki details.

Full tang. The vast majority of my knives are full tang. This means that the same steel bar that the blade is made from runs the full length of the knife handle. There are two reasons. Firstly it's what my architect wife calls 'truth in materials', there are no lies being told. Secondly, it's by far the strongest solution. With knives made from thick steel, I can taper the tang. This is done primarily for aesthetic reasons. Weight savings can be made much more easily by drilling out the waste in the tang. It takes skill to taper a tang, so it's often done as part of the 'showing off'.

Pins. These are small rods of metal or carbon fiber or Micarta that run completely through the handle, from one side to the other. As we all know, glues have tremendous pull strength but are weakest if subject to transverse shocks. Pins are there to help with the transverse loads, though they do aid in binding the handle material to the tang. They also have a secondary function, which is to add a decorative element, so sometimes I will use mosaic pins for effect.

Steel. I only use top of the line steels purchased from reputable suppliers. You will not find anything like leaf springs, saw blades, second hand or repurposed 'maybes' in these pages. Terms like carbon steel or stainless steel will be baked up by a type designation, such as M390 or 52100. There is no mystery about what you're getting.

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