An Annual Affair
The Auckland Blade Show
The first Auckland blade show was held in 2001 and featured knife makers from around New Zealand. The original show ran for many years before taking a hiatus and now it's back, bigger and better than ever before.
This year, the show will bring together emerging and established knife makers from New Zealand and afar, as well as suppliers and stockists.
Admission to this year's show is $10 per person, tickets are valid for 2-days, Children Under 12 enter free.
Ticket payment can be made via bank deposit or cash on the day, door sales will be available.
Exhibitors / Vendors
Exhibitors and Vendors
My career in knife making began in 1965 after learning to forge steel in high school welding class. I made knives as a casual hobby for many years before becoming a professional knife maker in the late eighties. I have always been in the metal working business as a welder, mechanic and professional body man building high end steel rods.
Mostofian Knives started about two years ago, in a small shed, in Ashhurst, as a hobby. I still work out of the same small shed, making quality handmade knives, predominantly for outdoor use, such as hunting and camping. I’m also also making knives for kitchen/food prep and everyday carry use as well.
Ludwig grew up with a passion for knives, he mainly collected and used production knives.
'These (production) knives functioned well, but I had the desire to make knives according to my own designs, so after attending a knife making course I started making knives in 2008.'
I have now been forging knives and making Damascus steel for about 20 years.
I have enjoyed learning the art of forging as it is necessary to be proficient in this to make Damascus steel.
Most of my knives are made as “integrals “meaning they are made from one piece of steel. They are forged to shape and then milled and ground to achieve the final shape.
I'M JOHN WORTHINGTON AND I WORK FROM MY HOME STUDIO IN CLYDE IN THE OTAGO REGION OF THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND.
I have been making handmade knives for 23 years now, I specialise in working knives from stainless steel by the stock removal method. I am a fan of sole authorship so everything including heat treatment is done in house.
Introducing husband and wife team Uta and Grace Alexander of Zander Blades.
Zander Blades is a new business starting up in New Zealand with a focus on producing high quality, handcrafted hunting, fishing and outdoor knives.
'Carter, my son was given the book "Custom Knifemaking" by Tim Mc Creight for his 15th birthday. He was inspired and was the first to make a knife - I suppose that’s what got me started! ... Looking back now, it is interesting to see how crude the first knives really were, and also how quickly we grew and learned how to make a real knife.'
Jubilee Hall - Parnell Community Centre
Our venue is a historic trust building located a stones throw from the central Auckland, and a minutes walk from the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Parking, Transport and Accessibility
For more information about parking and transport at the centre visit www.parnell.org.nz/parnell-community-centre/accessibility