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    Hi everyone,
    My name is Craig Bryant,I have been making knives for around 3 years, my interest began when I was researching how to import a knife from the states and stumbled upon the Australasian Knife collectors and in turn, the custom knife world opened it doors.... I haven't slept since.
    As a whole I have learnt most of my skills from reading books as well as various internet sources however, last year I signed up as member of the Australian Knife Makers Guild and as consequence i was invited to a knife making workshop at Adam Parkers, this was an invaluable experience!
    The tools I have used up until now have been basic, a multitool belt grinder, drill press and hand tools however, after the knife making workshop at Adams and advice from many I finally saved my pennies and purchased a 72 x 2 inch belt grinder from Hardy Wangerman and have never looked back.
    The skills,sense of acheichmant and people I've met along the way are what keep me going, Thanks to all.
    I practice both stock removal and forging to produce my tools.
    heres a couple of pics of some old stuff i have created (all before my new grinder)

    Hunter/skinner L6 wip Stock removal

    Hunter/skinner cont.

    Hunter/skinner cont L6 Myrtle burl handles nickel silver fittings

    A couple of forged ones
    Forged from a file, myrtle burl, nickel silver

    Thanks for taking the time to view my post, I look forward to the interaction.
    Melbourne knife show 5 more sleeps

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum mate...some quality work there utilising just your basic gear!

    Can't wait to see what you produce now with the new grinder...

    Weapon - Intent = Tool!
    Tool + Stupidity = Legislation!


    • #3
      They look good to me, nice work.
      You will enjoy the new grinder, a bit more forgiving than the multitool


      • #4
        Welcome along Craig,

        Nice work there. Looking forward to the Show also.

        Member Australian Knife Makers Guild
        Brook Knives Australia on Facebook


        • #5
          Hi mate, welcome. Thats some nice work there I have to get myself some of that handle material its bloody brilliant!



          • #6
            Welcome to the forum.
            Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

            - Bob Hoskins -
            bibo et lego et cogito ergo sum


            • #7
              Originally posted by gajinoz View Post
              Welcome to the forum.
              Good to see some of your work Craig - and to know we played a small part in where you are today with your knifemaking. Love it!


              • #8
                Thank you all for your kind words, and a big thanks to you Joan, I know both yourself and the rest of your team are always busy but you have always had time to point me in the right direction when I've asked.


                • #9
                  Nice work Craig. Will you have some on display at the Melbourne show ?
                  Think for yourself and Question authority !

                  Getting better one blade at a time. Advice always accepted knowledge never withheld.


                  • #10
                    See you in Melbourne then.
                    Stewart Townsend
                    Australian Knifemakers Guild


                    The plural of knife is knives.
                    One knife.
                    Two knives.
                    The plural possessive is knives'.


                    • #11
                      Craig, have a look up in the very top right corner of the forum page, you will see a link called "Notifications" next to your name. Click on that and you will see you have a message (PM) from me.
                      Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

                      - Bob Hoskins -
                      bibo et lego et cogito ergo sum


                      • #12
                        Beautiful knives. I like that quilla table you have.

                        "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
                        Che Guevara

                        "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."James D. Miles


                        • #13
                          Hi mattblack,

                          Unfortunately i will not have a table at the show, been a busy year. Time to get my priorities in check eh! Hopefully Adelaide.


                          • #14
                            Gidday Craig, welcome to the forum. Very nice knives you made there.
                            wave man AKA Dean
                            my YouTube channel
                            "I will never make excuses for who I am. It's the way I was born. I am a Hunter a Bone Collector."
                            "A gun, like any source of power is a force for either good or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it"


                            • #15
                              Nice work Craig. Great introduction. Thanks for sharing.
                              Nothing but a knife, a flint and a water bottle...