Karim Haddad, of Tharwa Valley Forge is based in Tharwa, ACT.
Karim began his journey with knifemaking under Master Bladesmith
Thomas Gerner in 1995. Karim has developed
his skills in the area of blade forging, heat treating steel, handle
construction, sheath making and leatherwork. He has been teaching knife
making since 1998, and created the Tharwa Valley Forge to provide
further opportunities for teaching and learning in 2003. He currently
teaches courses in Knifemaking, Forging, Damascus and Sharpening
as making custom knives to order.
He is the ACT/NSW State Guild Representative of the Australian Knifemaking Guild.