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Making your own knife

Welcome to the home of Wanaka Knife Making. Where we run a personalized workshop of only 2 people which allows us to focus on you. (With maximum of 3 by special arrangement).

Your Knife



Make your own quality knife, from high carbon tool steel. You will TEMPER and HARDEN this knife, so it can be sharpened and maintain a working edge.

The knife will be finished with brass bolters and a beautiful wooden handle, shaped by you to fit your hand.


You will start with a steel blank, mark out, drill, cut, shape the blade before heat treatment and tempering.

Then prepare the handle and brass bolster before assembly, sanding and sharpening of the knife.

Bookings are essential due to small groups at any one time. This is to allow for assistance during the day.

Gift vouchers are available. 

Please Note:

With each workshop only having 2 people it is personalized and focused on you.

(Maximum of 3 by special arrangement)

 This is an all-day activity starting at 9.00am and finishing around 4:30pm.


As you are required to use a range of machinery, we have a minimum age of 16 years.


- Please wear older clothes, and closed in shoes.

- Protective safety gear will be provided.

- Remove necklaces, rings, and tie back long hair.

- A simple lunch will be provided, however, if you have special dietary

      requirements please bring you own.


Cost of the day:


The cost is $235 per person.

Due to each workshop only having two people it is personalized and focused on you.

(Maximum of 3 by special arrangement)  


We accept cash, Eftpos, Visa or Mastercard. No Paywave. Gift vouchers available.