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Barrytown Knifemaking

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Address: 2662 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
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+64 800 256 433

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Perfect day on the west coast

What a fantastic day. Regardless of your knife making capabilities, Stephen and Robyn (complete with a smile and brilliant sense of humour) will have you leaving with a beautiful... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic day. Regardless of your knife making capabilities, Stephen and Robyn (complete with a smile and brilliant sense of humour) will have you leaving with a beautiful knife. It was a highlight of our 2 month trip! Could not recommend it highly enough - such great value for money. Do not drive the west coast without doing this!

Thank tinanurse1
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most amazing, informative day with Stephen at Barrytown Knife making. Starting from a block of wood and a piece of steel to taking home a knife you could imagine buying in a shop. Lunch was provided as was sparkling wine and beer at the end of the day. Already planning our next trip when people come out... More 

Thank Rachel N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best day ever....Steve & Robyn are awesome - the whole experience is so unique & at the end of it all you go away with a knife you have made.

Thank James P
robyn m, partner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this review

thank you James, was great to have you both along! all the best Robyn More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was an awesome experience! The 2 hosts (Robyn and Steven) are so niec and made the day to one of the funniest ones! The opportunity to make ur own knife is unique and I would definitely recommend it to spend a day at that lovely house. Much love to the 2 hosts!

Thank Alexander G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was an absolutely brilliant day. Steven and Robyn immediately make you feel welcome in your home and, despite there being a group of 10 of us all making knives at different stages, always make you feel like you have their individual attention. Steven puts a lot of work into each knife without ever making it feel like it's not... More 

1 Thank kirstythescot
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Me and two friends went on a Saturday. Had a great day experiencing how knifes are made hands on and Stephen and his wife Robyn are lovely people with a wealth of knowledge from a really skilled craftsmanship. Stephen helps forge, shape and whittle the knife making sure that you produce a quality knife you can keep for ever. Well... More 

1 Thank Mark B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

About 20 minutes south of Greymouth you will find Barrytown on the scenic coastal road. look out for the sign a cut out of a knife then up the long drive to meet Steven and Robyn. They are great fun and you will learn the skills to make a knife from scratch. Steven is a typical west coaster a bit... More 

1 Thank nglenjarman
1 review
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A must do if you are in the area. Steven and Robyn are great fun and you will make a great knife from scratch. It was worth the money just to listen to Steven talk, one of the best days I've ever spent on holiday.

1 Thank Cobie B
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Amazing day at the knifemaking at Barrytown. Robyn & Steven are great hosts, a must to do when holidaying on the coast.

1 Thank LindaandBryan M
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this day out, it's a must do. Steven and Robyn are a great couple. Not only will you leave with a brilliantly crafted knife, you'll be entertained all day long, with Steven's hilarious personality and many other activities (axe throwing, ninja star throwing to name but a few!!)

1 Thank Clare P

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