Adam Fromholtz

Adam began making knives as a young man, but the demands of family and career meant that he put his hammer down for a few years. Adam went on to spend many years working in a wide range of technical and trade roles, including as a mechanic and metal fabricator.

Some years after he last made a knife, Adam was exploring creativity as an escape from the stresses of day-to-day life when he rediscovered his passion for bladesmithing. His experience in the trades combined with his previous foray into bladesmithing lead him to develop both a formidible skill base and home workshop.

Adam's keen technical mindset and deep well of creativity has seen him create a diverse range of unique knives, including high quality stainless steel fishing knives, Damascus steel art knives, Steampunk inspired barrel knives, and his highly sought after cheese axes. Asides from being an accomplished bladesmith, Adam is an artist that works in metal, wood, leather, and plastic.

Adam is one of a handful of full-time bladesmiths in Australia, and works at Tharwa Valley Forge creating custom knives, production orders, and teaching a variety of Bladesmithing courses.