About Us

Our Team

Meet the faces behind the knives, phone, and emails!

Barry Gardner

Barry Gardner

Owner, Chief Bladesmith

Moving to Australia when he was just 19, Barry didn’t take long to settle in Adelaide. After spending many years working for the Burnside City Council, Barry was looking for a career change. He attended the Adelaide knife show in 1995 and the rest is history! Gratefully mentored by some of the best in the field, Barry was inspired to learn as much as he could about the craft of bladesmithing.

Fast-forward 15 years and Barry had built enough knowledge that he was prepared to take the dive into selling his handmade knives to the public. A stall at the Stirling Market provided the opportunity to engage with members of the public about his passion and also learn about what people were looking for when purchsasing knives. Further exploration of processes, materials and designs led Barry to refine his offering to primarily kitchen knives, with the occasional hunting knife for good measure!

The ongoing passion to learn and develop his skills led Barry to be offered tenancy as an artist at the JamFactory’s Barossa installation. It is here that Barry, with the support of his wife Amanda, has created a space for creativity, exploration, and education in bladesmithing.

Amanda Knight

Amanda Knight

Owner, Manager

More on Amanda to come!

Adam Thiel

Adam Thiel

Assistant Bladesmith

More on Adam to come!

Nyssa McCarthy

Nyssa McCarthy

Administration

More on Nyssa to come!

Our Philosophy

Under construction.

More on our philosophy to come!