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Barrytown Knife Makers
Steven & Robyn
Making a knife at Barrytown Knifemaking is a hands-on experience that puts the hard edge on your West Coast visit.
During the process, owners and craftspeople Steven and Robyn, guide you in forging your own blade from red hot steel, and they help you complete your knife with a native Rimu timber handle, brass bolsters and pins.
The process takes more than an hour or two so make sure you are not in too much of a hurry. There are breaks in the manufacturing of course but you will find numerous things to amuse yourself with in these times. As well as being entertained by Steven’s humour, you can try your hand at axe throwing, target practice, and have a go on the huge swing. You will also meet other great people doing the same thing! Lunch is provided, usually toasted sandwiches and a cuppa.