The Makers

Barry Gardner

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

After 18 years working long hours on road construction jobs, Barry Gardner had an epiphany after attending a knife show in Adelaide in 1995. Barry was overwhelmed by the artisanship and beauty of the knives on display, igniting a passion for the craft and skill of knife making that has not abated to this day. In fact, Barry decided to become a full-time knife maker, gleaning as much information on the craft as

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