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Awesome experience with great people

How nice to be invited into a home where this craft is just an accepted way. No indemnities and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karin K
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Fantastic Experience - Highlight of NZ!

I called into the Barrytown Knifemaking forge after seeing their sign on the highway. This very... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Bianca C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

How nice to be invited into a home where this craft is just an accepted way. No indemnities and fancy things, just plain down to earth normal craftsmanship, which makes you feel like you can actually be creative and make something you can keep. Thanks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I called into the Barrytown Knifemaking forge after seeing their sign on the highway. This very moment changed my whole NZ trip for the better! I signed up for the next class which was in a couple days. Steve & Robyn were wonderful hosts and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bianca C
robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

THANK YOU Bianca!!! So nice to have you along, we really enjoyed your company!!! All the best with your singing and other plans, cheers Robyn

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My mate and I were bought tickets by our wives as a Christmas present and I have to say it exceeded my expectations! To take a raw bar of steel and, through a fun and informative day, turn it into a knife I’m super proud...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nic G
robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank You Nic, was so nice to have you guys along in the mix!! Lotsa fun, cheers Robyn

Reviewed 13 April 2018

A group of 9 of us went to make a knife at Barrytown Knife making. We all agreed p that Steven & Robyn are the consumate hosts and Stevens sense of humour left us all feeling like we'd been to a comedy club as well....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

THANK YOU Dj, So glad to see you all, and so pleased you enjoyed your day! We loved your humour & company, .....!! HIGHEST ACCOLADES!! R & S :)

Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was not an activity I thought I would enjoy - boy was I wrong! We had a great day making our knives from forging and hammering a lump of steel to fitting the brass and wooden handle. Steven and Robyn were helpful and patient

Date of experience: April 2018
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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Yay, glad you enjoyed your knife making experience!!

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have been keen to do this the past 2 visits to New Zealand but hadn't been able to fit it in- this time we made sure to schedule it. Steve and Robyn were brilliant and knowledgeable; as well as passionate and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

thank you Jess!! So glad you enjoyed your day, AND made sure to schedule us in!! Real pleased you enjoyed the dog show!:)) cheers Robyn

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Such a great day, recommend to all ages! There is some down time during the knife making process, where you can learn to throw axes or go on a massive swing.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old son had wanted to do this for years and was not disappointed. I just had to turn up at the end for drinks and nibbles and collect his amazing knife... he really loved it and would definitely recommend it :)

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and son had "the best day of the holiday" here! Knives are pieces of art and proudly being shown to everyone Loved their time with Steven and Robin and we also booked their accommodation for one night which was great! Lovely home, very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience and the hosts, Robyn and Steven's hospitality, including the Barry-pagne. Both my wife and I love our knives.

Date of experience: January 2018
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robyn m, Manager at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

thank you Justin!!!

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Response from robyn m | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, fly down to CHCH, then either fly to Hokitika, drive over, or catch the transalpine train, depending on your time frame. Hope to see you sometime soon! cheers Robyn
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