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Barrytown Knifemaking

2662 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 800 256 433
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Hugely entertaining

A group of 9 of us went to make a knife at Barrytown Knife making. We all agreed p that Steven... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
DJ j
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Wellington, New Zealand
I never thought I could do this!

This was not an activity I thought I would enjoy - boy was I wrong! We had a great day making our... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Jan-n-Col
,
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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2662 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
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+64 800 256 433
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Reviewed April 12, 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

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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 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 :)

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Reviewed April 6, 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

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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Yay, glad you enjoyed your knife making experience!!

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Reviewed March 31, 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

Thank Jessica G
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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 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

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Reviewed February 27, 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.

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Reviewed January 31, 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 :)

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed January 18, 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

Thank Bridget G
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Reviewed January 8, 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.

Thank Justin N
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robyn m, Manager at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

thank you Justin!!!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

The hospitality of Robyn and Steven from start to end was wonderful. The whole day was brilliant. Not just knifemaking but fun activities are abound during the day! Would recommend to anyone who would like to craft their own knife, whether you are a hunter,...More

Thank Tamsin M
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robyn m, Owner at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

thank you Tamsin! so glad you enjoyed your day :)

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This has to be the most original activity that I've ever done and is a must for anyone traveling up the west coast. In fact one person had got up in the early hours and driven for 4 hours specially to get there for the...More

Thank Paul A
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robyn m, Front Office Manager at Barrytown Knifemaking, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

thank you Paul, so glad you enjoyed your day! cheers Robyn

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We always thought it would be good but from the minute I booked the day with Steven and Robyn saying "no worries" just turn up to arriving to pick up the keys to their rustic hideaway accommodation it was the start of an unforgettable weekend!...More

Thank Chris M
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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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