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.

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a small, easily carried knife, can be an EDC or just the thing for a picnic or a handy tool to have around the workshop and house. Made from CPM154 with man made ivory scales and light weight kydex sheath.  

Blade length is 65mm, overall, of knife, is 160mm

Price is $395Aust plus P&P

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 A small, easily carried knife, can be an EDC or just the thing for a picnic or a handy tool to have around the workshop and house. Made from CPM154 with maroon and black micarta scales and light weight, carbon fiber textured kydex sheath. 

Blade length is 65mm, overall is 160mm

Price is $395Aust plus P&P

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What I would call a full sized hunter. Made from RWL34 stainless and wearing a handle of hard as nails Brazilian bloodwood. This knife has lots of skinning curve and a solid piercing point. The handle is all rounded curves, soft (no hot spots) and full in hand. 

Blade length is 130mm, overall is 280mm

Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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This is a small hunter of the rabbit, duck, fox sort. Made from RWL34 stainless at RC=60, with black and grey G10 scales. The kydex sheath comes with a Tek-Lok belt clip that can be worn either horizontally or vertically on either the right or left hip. (Just adjust the screws). 

Blade length is 85mm, overall is 210mm

Price is $490Aust plus P&P

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A neck knife made from CPM154 stainless with laminated black and grey G10 handle. Lanyard bead is New Guinea striped ebony. 

Blade length is 70mm, overall length is 160mm

Price is $395Aust plus P&P

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A large ferro rod and high speed steel striker, left picture. The rod has an exposed length of 130mm and overall of 195mm, by 12mm thick. So there's plenty of sparks in this one. The high speed steel striker has an exposed length of 70mm and an overall of 130mm. Sharp, square edges ensure a decent shower of sparks. Both handles are made from mulga. 

The second set, pictured right, has the same specs though wears handles made from dead finish. 

Price is $90Aust for one set plus P&P

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I like to think of this as a summer knife. Made from M390 stainless, it's designed for all those picnic times you might enjoy with family and friends. Or when winter comes it's job is to slice the cheese and sausage as you warm your feet in front of the fire. The blade shape is also ideal for odd jobbing around the kitchen. It comes with a handy Kydex travel sheath. 

Price is $450Aust 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 good sized camp knife made from 4.5mm thick 52100 carbon steel. Wearing figured mulga handle and bead. Blade length = 15cm, Handle = 14cm, Overall = 30cm. This is the kind of knife that can chop the carrots for dinner or shave fatwood to start the fire. A real generalist. In hand it's one of the best camp knives I've made.  

Price is $690Aust plus P&P

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SOLD


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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This is a carving knife / slicer made from 3.5mm thick RWL34, wearing a bolster of black custom made carbon fiber with metallic thread and a handle of black and teal carbon fiber. The blade length is 21cm, handle is 14cm, overall is 35cm. This is a knife made from premium materials that balances nicely in the hand. There's just a hint of hand filing on the spine to compliment its modern looks. 

Price is $790 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. It comes with a leather sheath.

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. It comes with a leather sheath. Blade length is 9cm, overall length is 21cm, max blade height is 27mm. Price = $550Aust plus P&P

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SOLD

An EDC or pocket or neck knife made from CPM154 stainless with a maroon micarta handle. Blade length is 7cm and overall is 15cm. Light weight and frisky, always with you when you need a knife for all those little jobs. It comes with a black kydex sheath. Email me for more photos.

Price is $395Aust 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 $790Aust 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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