Workshops

Make your own knife

Come and join us in the studio at our designated South Australian School of Knifemaking!

We are located just one hour’s drive from Adelaide, at the JamFactory in Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley.

We have three different workshops to chose from and beginners are welcome in all options.

All classes include:

  • Required tools
  • Required materials
  • Required safety equipment
  • Specialist tuition
  • Knife care tutorial
  • As much support as you need

One Day Carbon Steel

One Day Carbon Steel

Offered throughout the year

During this workshop students use the stock removal method to create their own carbon steel knife.

COST: $980 pp (incl. GST)

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I had the pleasure of doing the Carbon Steel workshop and I cannot recommend it enough! Baz is so clearly dedicated and knowledgeable, that he made sure I was not only able to make the type of knife that I wanted, but that it’s practical, useful, and truly a beautiful piece of work. I am honestly so proud of my knife, and owe Baz many thanks for his patience, skill and knowledge throughout the day. To be able to shape and work with the materials yourself is a great experience, and Baz made sure that I could do so safely and confidently at each step. He’s also got great taste in music and is so welcoming, I had an absolute blast and many fun conversations – this is definitely something I’d love to do again, without hesitation!
If you have any doubts about your ability to make a knife that would be worth the time, effort and cost involved in these workshops, I can assure you that you’ll be in safe hands and be thrilled with the end result.
Heather B

One Day Damascus Steel

One Day Damascus Steel

Offered throughout the year

During this workshop students use the stock removal method to create their own Damascus steel knife.

COST: $1400 pp (incl. GST)

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Fantastic experience with knowledgeable and patient teachers in Barry and Adam. Could not be happier with the knife they helped me make.
Could not recommend enough doing the knife making course and getting a unique self made knife that will last forever.
Iain W.

Two Day Damascus Steel

Two Day Damascus Steel

Offered throughout the year

Want to get really hands-on? Students in this workshop learn to forge their own Damascus billet, from which they create their own knife.

COST: $2200 pp (incl. GST)

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Bazza Gardner is an artisan at the top of his game! What he offers is a special one on one experience which will have you make a quality knife handcrafted with his expert guidance. I was fortunate to do it today with my son. Such a great day!
Thank you Bazz!!!
Gary R

Just completed a 2-day Damascus Workshop, and I could not thank Barry and Adam enough. I had an amazing time, constructed the most beautiful knife and learned an incredible amount about the process of knife making. Barry and Adam were hugely knowledgeable, welcoming and patient. Plus with an attention to detail like no other.
If you’re looking to create some amazing memories, or give a gift that someone would never forget, I cannot recommend a Workshop course more highly.

Luke B

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Upcoming Workshops

One Day

Carbon Steel

Limited spaces remain for 2022.

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One Day

Damascus Steel

Limited spaces remain for 2022.

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Two Day

Damascus Steel

Limited spaces remain for 2022.

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Get In Touch

We offer a highly personalised booking experience.

To enquire about workshop availability, please use the form below.

Expert Instructors

Our workshops are led by bladesmiths Barry Gardner and Adam Thiel.
Barry Gardner

Barry Gardner

Owner, Chief Bladesmith

Adam Thiel

Adam Thiel

Bladesmith