Stackhouse Knives

Classes Now Available!

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Stackhouse Knives is happy to announce public classes and workshops !

We will be running beginner classes in Damascus steel, knife making and blacksmithing.

Knife making workshop
This is a 1 day beginners course, where you will learn how to forge and finish your own handmade kitchen knife...  Find out more

Damascus steel workshop
In this is a two day course you will be taken through the full process of fusing and folding your stack of metal, to creating and patterning a 100 layered billet..  Find out more

Blacksmithing workshop
This is a 1 day beginner course, where you will learn to make your own hammer or set of blacksmithing tongs... Find out more

It is not necessary to have previous experience for these courses!

Event details

  • There is a limit of only four places per course
  • The course days runs from 8:30am until 5:30pm

Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear

Sika Hunting and Fishing Expo

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Stackhouse Knives is exhibiting at the Sika Show!

9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday - Sunday
September 30th & October 1st
@ Great Lake Centre & Tongariro Domain, Taupo

Stackhouse Knives is exhibiting at the Sika Show!

The annual Sika Show & Competition is the largest outdoor trade show of its kind in New Zealand. More than 5000 hunters visit the show each year for the competitions, taxidermy, and the latest innovations in hunting and outdoor-related products and services.

The Stackhouse Knives team will  have a selection of hunting, bird and trout knives available for sale. We'll be taking custom orders for Christmas and registrations of interest for our knife making, Damascus steel and blacksmithing classes.

It’s going to be a great weekend!


Artist talk at The Learning Connexion

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Artist's Shea Stackhouse and Lena Stackhouse

Shea specialises in bladesmithing, carving and creating handmade Damascus cutlery and jewellery. He is also the co-ordinator for the 3D department at The Learning Connexion. Lena's work features intricately carved organic forms and small sculptural objects. She also works at The Learning Connexion in the Media Resource Production Team. Listen to them talk about what keeps them up at night, their individual art journeys, studying at TLC, and how they ended up working together collaboratively on a series of work.

Charity Auction - Love (Art) for Life auctions!

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This September we had the opportunity to be a part of a great cause, Love (Art) for Life Charity Auctions - hosted by Vaune Mason, we donated art work along with many other local wellington artists and together we raised a total of $6000 dollars! all the proceeds will be going to aid the syrian refugees.

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Auction #20. Crawler - by Shea Stackhouse & Lena Stackhouse. Damascus steel with carved deer antler and brass...

Posted by Vaune Mason on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Judgment Tavern

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In May we joined the team at useful media production to help bring to life 'Judgement Tavern'. Shea made 3 gorgeous swords for the movie while i decorated a sickle and helped out in the art department bringing the tavern and some crazy chandeliers to life. 

You can follow the production via their facebook page 'Judgement Tarvern'

'String' - A DollyMonsta Film

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In 2014 team Stackhouse worked with Korina John on ’String'

The art film was written, directed and produced by Korina as part of her 2014 final year film project at EIT.

Lena plays a Marionette, cut from her strings, who must battle the trials of an alternate reality and ultimately free herself. The film’s ‘Hero’ weapon features one of Shea's knives, with a custom made steampunk handle.

Visit Korina's artist page DollyMonsta to see more of her creations , including her amazing pencil drawings. We look forward to collaborating with her more in the future!

Some dramatic lighting

Some dramatic lighting

We won best film for EIT's screen production class of 2014!

We won best film for EIT's screen production class of 2014!