Hand Crafted Knives

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Warrick Edmonds

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a large handmade australian made camp knife with rwl34 by warrick edmonds

A large-ish knife made from 5mm thick, mirror polished RWL34, a premium stainless from Damasteel in Sweden. The handle is hairy oak and African black rosewood. The spine has been fully file worked and the ricasso stippled.

This is a solid knife aimed at the large hunting knife side of things. So, if you prefer a bigger knife when dressing game, this is the one for you. Blade length is 18cm, overall = 31cm.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

handmade campknife with mirror polished rwl34 stainless
RWL34 takes a great polish
handmade australian custome knife maker filed spine on camp knife
The spine has been fully hand-file worked and each divot subsequently polished. Note the distal taper, starting from the ricasso and ending at a well supported point.
handmade tooled leather sheath for australian custom knife by warrick edmonds of adelaide

The knife comes with a custom made, full length, leather sheath. The sheath features hand tooling (texture) and three levels of dye, starting with London tan then chocolate then black for highlights. It is fully sealed with four coats of gloss finish and the edges have been treated with gum tragacanth. The inside was dyed and sealed prior to hand stitching. The sheath also features a locking lug, see my video page for an explanation.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

hunting knife for sale warrick edmonds australian custom knife maker

 

A very handy shaped hunter/skinner made from stonewashed AEB-L stainless, bolster of G10 and handle of Brazilian bloodwood. The ricasso has been textured, the tang tapered and a thumb rest filed into the spine.

If you hunt deer, goats or the like this knife is for you. A slight recurve in the belly gives extra length to the main skinning curve. The tip is straight and sharp for parting the joints, the handle is all curves, so no sharp projections to irritate the hand.

The hand sewn sheath is triple dyed in bold cammo and features a locking lug inside to hold the knife in place. The leather has be given four coats of gloss and the edges sealed with gum tragacanth.

$500Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

australian custome made hunting skinning knife

A pointier hunter/skinner made from stonewashed RWL34. It features a bolster of polished black paper micarta and a handle of hairy oak. There's a lot of curve in that blade carried forward to a sharp tip. The ricasso is textured and the spine features a thumb rest.

The hand sewn sheath has been heavily textured and double dyed. It has a solid locking lug inside to hold the knife in place. The outside has been given four coats of gloss and edge sealed with gum tragacanth.

$500Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

A utility knife with cypress handle custom made by warrick edmonds

A utility knife made from brushed CPMS35VN, sporting a handle of white cypress collected from a property at Dubbo in NSW. This wood is renowned for its ability to stand as fence posts and the like, exposed to the harsh summer sun for decades. It contains natural oils that repel termites, fungus and other pests.

Price = $390, which includes P&P within Australia, overseas on request.

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utility knife custom handmade by warrick edmonds

The sheath is highly textured and features an internal lug that holds the knife securely in place. See my video page for a rundown on how this works

Price = $390, which includes P&P within Australia, overseas on request.

 

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medium sized cooks knife for sale

I've had a number of requests for small to medium sized cooks knives. Not everyone wants a large knife for the kitchen. This model gives the benefit of a normal sized handle but comes with a more handy sized blade.

This knife presents with a stone washed 440C (stainless) blade and a handle of rock hard and very rare bubinga burl set off by a mosaic pin at the rear. The bolster is African ebony.

SOLD

hand made kitchen knife custom made by warrick edmonds

A comfortable kitchen knife made from stonewashed RWL34. The spine has been fully fileworked, the ricasso textured. The handle is striped ebony and the bolster is bocote.

This is a finely made blade that feels thin and sharp in the hand. RWL34 is a premium stainless that will last well in the kitchen and carry a good edge.

This knife will be a general hand around the kitchen however could just as easily do duty on a nibblies board or the cheese platter.

$350Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

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skinner with budgeroo handle riflebirdknives australian made

A hunter/skinner made from stonewashed 52100 carbon steel. The ricasso has been textured, the tang tapered and the spine features a thumb rest. The bolster is African ebony, the handle is budgeroo burl from southern central Queensland.

The sheath is heavily textured and triple dyed with tan, chocolate and black. It has a solid locking lug inside to hold the knife in place. The leather has been given four coats of gloss and sealed with gum tragacanth.

$400Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

SOLD

a custom made cooks knife by australian warrick edmonds

A full sized cooks knife made from Hitachi Super Blue 2 that I've stonewashed and differentially heat treated. The cutting edge is at RC=60, hard enough to hold a good cut but ok for the home user to sharpen.

This knife comes with a zip-up, padded carry bag.

 

Price $500Aust which includes the carry bag and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

australian handmade cooks knife

The handle is highly figured Mexican bocote. The ricasso has been textured and the blade laser etched either side with the names of various ingredients, from the exotic to the back yard BBQ.

 

Price $500Aust which includes the carry bag and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

handmade cooks knife with filework on spine

The spine has been hand filed into a snake like pattern.

Price $500Aust which includes the carry bag and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

small kitchen handy knife with hairy oak handle

A small (Art Deco ?) handy knife with a full sized handle and a flat travel sheath. The blade is brushed D2 with a textured ricasso and a handle of hairy oak.

Hairy oak (Allocasuarina inophloia) is a member of the casuarina family that grows in very poor conditions in the central northern highlands of the NSW. It's a rare timber in the market and prized by turners. It's fairly tough and dimensionally stable, closer to bulloak than sheoak in working properties.

Price = $260Aust which includes P&P within Australia.

A utility made from brushed 52100. The handle is Brazilian bloodwood, polished to a high natural gloss.

The sheath is natural leather, dyed black, that has been painted with a special stretchable acrylic paint. This is the same paint that is used on high end handbags, shoes and the like. It is designed to bond to leather and not crack or flake.

 

Cost = $400Aust, which includes P&P within Australia

fruite knife with buckeye burl handle custom handmade knfie australian

What I would like to call a fruit peeling knife, made from mirror polished RWL34. The handle is full cell stabilised buckeye burl on green liners. This process involves using a vacuum chamber to void the wood cells of all moisture and then injecting hard resin into the internal space under high pressure. This gives a much more complete result than soaking styles of stabilising. The price is for the knife but I'll throw in this experimental sheath for free.

The sheath is natural leather, dyed dark chocolate, that has been painted with a special stretchable acrylic paint. This is the same paint that is used on high end handbags, shoes and the like. It is designed to bond to leather and not crack or flake.

Cost = $350Aust, which includes a padded zip-up bag and P&P within Australia

cooks knife with malagasy rosewood handle hitachi super blue 2 steel

A full sized cooks with travelling sheath. The handle is Malagasy rosewood and miniritichie burl. For those of you who aren't aware, all genuine rosewoods are now listed by CITIES so the stocks I have left will be the last. Rosewoods are renowned for their stability and long lasting due to a high natural oil and wax content.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

cooks knife by warrick edmonds rifelbirdknives adelaide australian knife maker

The blade is made from brushed and differentially heat treated Hitachie Super Blue 2, one of the superior and highly sought after Japanese culinary steels. This is a full sized blade some 18.5cm long, total length 33cm. It has a good width to keep you knuckles well clear of the deck, 4.5cm at the ricasso. The profile features a long curve from the tip to around half way back and then flat to the end, so perfect for a rocking-chopping motion.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

 

handmade cooks knife with rosewoor handle

A full sized cooks knife made from stonewashed Hitachi Super Blue 2, a premium Japanese culinary steel. Have a look on the internet and you'll find makers who use this steel brag about doing so. The blade has been differentially heat treated with the spine at RC=54 and the cutting edge at RC=60. This is hard but also within a range that allows the home user to sharpen the blade themselves.

The blade design is thin and sharp, broad enough to keep the users knuckles off the deck but also carrying enough tip to be able to pierce and poke.

The handle is made from Brazilian kingwood, one of the highly prized, genuine rosewoods.

This knife comes with a padded, zip-up carry bag.

Price $500Aust which includes a padded zip-up carry bag and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

 

 

skinning knife with brazilian bloodwood

 

A hunter/skinner made from 52100 carbon steel. The blade is a handy size combining light weight with enough cutting edge to get the job done. It has been stonewashed, the ricasso textured, the tang is slightly tapered and the spine has a thumb rest.

The handle is Brazilian bloodwood, simply polished.

The sheath features a special leather paint used by high end fashion makers, It is fully flexible and sealed with four coats of gloss.

$380Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

custom made australian cooks knife by riflebirdknives in adelaide australia

The last of my special edition cooks knives made from Hitachi Super Blue 2.

This knife comes with a hand sewn travel sheath featuring my latest favourite splatter-cammo pattern in complimentary reds and chocolates. The snap strap is in contrasting black.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

handmade custom knife cooks knife warrick edmonds riflebirdknives australia

the handle is made from polished black paper micarta and muirapiranga separated by a spacer made from stabilized amboyna burl.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

hitachi super blue 2 cooks knife australian knife maker warrick edmonds

The blade is made from differentially heat treated, brushed, Hitachi Super Blue 2.

This blade was ground down after heat treating to a thin, fine edge. For those of you who like lasers, this is the one.

Price $600Aust which includes the sheath and P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

KNIFE PRICING. When commissioning a custom made knife there are a number of factors that will affect the price. Here's some general guidelines;

1)The steel. I don't use cheap steels. You've come to me because you like the high-end look I give my knives. This only comes from working with premium materials. And I mean premium, RWL 34 and Damasteel are among the best steels in the world. Sure they are expensive products to buy, two to four times the price of some other knife steels, but they're worth it.

2)The handle material. Just talking wood here, I've gone to a lot of trouble searching out the very best examples of handle woods. Sometimes its taken years to get a sample with the figure and colour I wanted, and often I've never seen the like again. For example, the quilted sapele and Peruvian flamewood. I haven't seen similar for sale in the last five years. These are not ordinary bits of wood, they are often unique.

3)The finish. I finish all my knives to a high spec. This means hours of detailed hand held work. Polishing the blades down to a mirror finish is a seemingly endless task. There's a big difference between brushed and mirror finish, around a whole days work on a hunting sized knife. Similarly, for the handle wood, it may take twenty applications of finisher over two weeks, each sanded down before the wood is as I want it. All my sheaths are given the same attention to detail as the knife. They are not simply a slip on after thought, they are part of the colour scheme and general package. They even smell good.

4)The size of the knife is very important if talking mirror finish. It takes ages to hand polish a large knife, there's no way around that.

5)Bling. If you want fancy pins, damascus steel, my most rare woods, etching, engraving or exotic skin inlays in the sheath, they will affect the price.

6)Post, not really a factor. It costs $15 for a registered parcel (plus materials) with tracking number anywhere in Australia. If your item won't fit into a post bag and requires a box or special packaging, I just pass on the Aust Post cost, there's nothing in it for me. If you choose postal insurance its also at cost.

7)Design. If your knife requires some special artwork, eg for etching, it may take me hours to draft up something appropriate. While I try to make every knife unique, there are some designs that are so popular I can repeat the template. However, there are others that are very specific to the clients needs. These usually entail a lot of design work, many email exchanges with the client, even some trial prototypes.

Some other general comments.

1)Deposits. I don't take deposits unless the item is so unusual I doubt there is another market for it outside the commission. Alternatively, the item may involve some very expensive materials.

2)Payment. I expect payment in full prior to delivery. Please don't ask for terms because I will say no. My role is to buy the materials and then spend many hours making the knife, so I don't think its too much to expect you to honour your part of the bargain and have the money ready. A commission normally takes a few months to deliver, so there is plenty of time for you to save the necessary funds.

3)How to pay. Unfortunately I don't have MasterCard, Paypal or similar, this is in essence a hobby that has grown a bit bigger. If possible, I prefer direct transfer. If you wish to pay by cheque, money order etc,please understand that I won't ship the knife until the funds have cleared into my bank account.

WHAT WILL YOU GET;.. that would be the custom-made experience! This means you'll be dealing with me personally. I'll find out from you what it is you are after, we'll discuss how to achieve this goal, and I'm happy to answer any of your questions to the best of my ability. Depending on your experience with knives I might guide you in the right direction, if you're a well seasoned user, we pool our knowledge. Its a personalised process that results in something unique and specifically tailored to your needs. And once the knife is in your hand, you know the buck stops with me. Also, I will be here to help with any questions you might have about your knife down the track.

Ok, lets get to the bit you've been wanting to know, how much will a knife cost?

Most of the time I ask the client a number of questions re style, use, shape, size, sheathing and materials. I will then email a quote. I won't proceed with the knife until the quote has been accepted, via email is good.

These following prices are just a general guide, (assuming RWL34 plus a leather sheath), and may not be indicative of your commission. Currency is Australian dollars.

Most hunter style knives are in the $450 to $650 area, which includes a sheath.

Smaller knives are around $300 to $450 including sheath

Large knives are $650 up.

Presentation boxes are priced according to the materials, size and detail required.

 

 

KNIVES FOR SALE

 

 

 

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