The Australian Blade Symposium brings together the very best of knife making in Australia. If you have an interest in edged tools and how they are made, then this is the premier event for you. From the beginner to the advanced, the Symposium will have something for everyone.
Learn from some of Australia’s very best knife makers and bladesmiths as they share their secrets to manufacturing the perfect knife. See blades get forged and ground and learn the intricacies of the heat treatment. Learn to fit handles and new methods to finish your blades from some of Australia’s best.
The Knife Art Association is excited to announce that Luke Swenson of Swenson Knives will be our very special guest in 2024. Luke was dubbed Blade Magazines / Bladeshow’s Slipjoint Rockstar, having won Best Slipjoint at the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Blade Shows and will be presenting sessions on Slipjoints and Lockbacks Knives at this year’s event.
Along with the learning based sessions, the Symposium is known for bringing the community together where you’ll be able to meet other knife makers and bladesmiths, share your experiences and get involved in the social dinner on Saturday night. We also encourage all attendees to bring their work and take part in a mini knife show and market on Saturday night.
The Australian Knife Art Association is proud to announce this year’s Masterclass will be held the week after the Australian Blade Symposium.
From March 25th – 29th Award-winning maker Luke Swenson will be running a Slipjoint Masterclass.
The Masterclass will be limited to a maximum of 8 attendees with the cost including all tuition and materials.
This will be an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best.
COST: $2500 for 5 days
Applications by expression of interest only.