Make A Knife, Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand

Forge your own hand made knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever.

About Us

About Us

Simon, Rebecca and their two sons have lived in Wakefield for over 8 years.

Simon made his first knife over 20 years ago, and has a keen interest in the traditional skills used by craftsmen over the generations.  ‘Make a Knife’ is a result of wanting to share his skills and interests in both a practical and enjoyable way.

Simon is a practical man – he has run his own carpentry, joinery and building business for over 20 years.  With a passion for the great outdoors Simon has an array of skills and experience to offer.

“Make a Knife” is situated at Higgins Park, just outside the village of Wakefield.  Higgins Park comprises of several small museums that are relevant to the local area.  As part of the “Make a Knife” activity, you are welcome to make the most of the facilities at Higgins Park.