Wanaka Knife Making

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Wanaka Knife Making
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Bookings are essential due to small groups at any one time. This is to allow for assistance during the day. Min age 16 years.
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Ben Watkins W
Temuka, null, New Zealand13 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Was a absolutely great day. My wife and I did it whilst we were down in Wanaka on our honeymoon. Rob and his partner were awesome.
Rob was very knowledgeable and easy going and showed us how to make a beautiful knife from just a sheet of steel.
Written 4 February 2022
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Cjhh14
4 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Great experience making a knife with a friend. Rob was very helpful and informative, ensuring no major hiccups, and we came away with two mementos that will hopefully last us a lifetime. Definitely worth the trip if you're down in Wanaka.
Written 1 October 2020
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Brian
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Aug 2020
If you are looking for a great day to experience something new, spend time with close friend and come away with an awesome knife at the end, then this is definitely worth it. My daughter gave me a voucher for my 60th birthday for this and we had the best day together. Rob guided us expertly through the process and made the day very enjoyable. I highly recommend this to you all whether you are local or travelling through.
Written 15 September 2020
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Daniel Knowles
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great day, thanks Rob!! Seeing the process from the beginning with a sheet of steel to ending with a functional one of a kind knife was awesome!
Learnt lots and had a very patient teacher.
Written 12 July 2020
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Bfullcolor
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Me and 2 friends from France spend the day with Rob crafting our own kitchen knives. We had a great time and made our knives from scratch. It is really hands on and Rob helps with finishing touches and making sure you leave with a quality knife. Honestly had a great time and Rob was an awesome and fun teacher to spend the day with. Really worth it !
Written 17 February 2020
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A.McIntosh
2 contributions
Dec 2019
We were rained out of Queenstown so we popped over to spend a day making knives. We were given expert and incredibly friendly tutelage along the way. This isn't a rushed process and is an incredibly enjoyable day. I ended with an incredibly gorgeous Japanese style vegetable knife that i will cherish every time i'm in the kitchen. There was no issue bringing the knives back into Australia as long as the declaration is completed correctly. I highly recommend to anyone who is considering this. Not an experience i had initially considered but one i would happily do again no matter the weather
Written 13 December 2019
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McD433
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
Oct 2019
Excellent day. Rob is a very professional experienced teacher and I had a great day learning everything and making my own knife. Absolutely recommend as a great way to spend a day and go home with something that is all your own, and will last a lifetime.
Written 19 October 2019
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Sophiejohnson
13 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had an awesome day making knives. From start to finish we had fun and felt completely comfortable.
We were taught how to do it and given the chance to do each step ourselves.
We were provided with a lovely lunch which gave us a chance to sit and have a chat.
My husband loves the show forged in fire so was so excited, I didn’t think I would be able to do it but Rob was on hand supporting us every step of the way. Even when I made a mistake he was there to help me correct it, not once making me feel silly.
It’s an awesome day whether you are a knife fanatic or just wanting to do something different.
So chuffed with our knives and can’t wait to show off our handy work.
Thank you for such a brilliant day!
Written 17 February 2019
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Colin M
Nottinghamshire, UK10 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I had been looking forward to this day for ages. My wife had given this to me as a Christmas present and I have to say that it was right up there with my all time favourite presents! My host and mentor was the owner of the business "Rob" and chance would have it that I had his undivided attention all day (9.00am to 4.30pm) and the whole day was dedicated to him teaching me the skills involved in making a fantastic piece of kit that I will treasure for ever. I could not recommend this experience highly enough. If you like making things and if you are in the area and can dedicate a day, Just Do It! The experience that I had will stay with me for ever.
Written 11 February 2019
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John
2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
What a great day spent at Wanaka Knife making. Rob was a great teacher and host, passing on his experience to allow us to make our own knifes from scratch. Cutting, filing, drilling, sanding, heating using a furnace, polishing and by the end of the day you get to take the knife you have made home. I would recommend this as an activity to do if you are in the Wanaka region. Thanks Rob and Carlene.
Written 9 January 2019
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Thank you, Rob enjoyed working with you and helping you make a great knife.
Written 10 January 2019
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