Embrace your inner Crocodile Dundee and marvel at your own “that’s not a knife, that’s a knife” in a one day knife making and handling workshop with Gardner Knives and Appellation restaurant.

Hand-craft your own, unique, one-of-a-kind knife with the acclaimed Barry Gardner at nearby JamFactory studios at Seppeltsfield. Gardner Knives is a knife making business, whose mission is to create quality handmade and hand forged kitchen knives that are beautiful to look at and an absolute joy to use. The one day knife-making workshop will be a revelation; a completely unique, highly enjoyable and hands-on experience unlike anything you’ve ever done before! Once you have completed your knife you are invited into Appellation’s kitchen, where our Executive Chef will give you a hands-on Masterclass on the aspects of handling, sharpening, cleaning and using your knife.

“I believe that a knife, whatever it is used for, should become an extension of your hand… and a real joy to use.”  Barry Gardner, Gardner Knives


The one day workshop revolves around the stock removal method and you will:

  • Choose a knife shape that they would like to make, ex. cook’s knife, camping/hunting/skinning knife
  • Learn to grind and shape the blade from Carbon Steel
  • Choose handle material and learn to make, fit and shape the handle
  • Learn how to sharpen the knife and care for their knife long term
  • Take home a completed knife

All classes are suitable for the beginner and are intended for you to fully participate in the knife making process, but you can do as much or as little as you choose.

Cost $700 and includes all tools and materials, including safety gear, cooler bag with morning tea, bottled water and a light lunch. The 1-day workshop commences at 8am and we aim to have you out of the Studio by 6pm. Closed toed shoes are mandatory.

Bookings are made direct with The Louise and only available to The Louise guests phone 8562 2722.