About the Maker
Hi, my name is Robert Trimarchi. I’m a maker situated in Footscray, Melbourne.
During my childhood I was surrounded by men and women who made, built, installed, stitched, altered, prepared, and groomed. My father was a barber, turned builder; my mother is the reason I love preparing food and appreciate the tools used in the kitchen.
I was working on various woodworking projects when I decided to take the plunge into crafting culinary tools. I proceeded to over-engineer a jig to make my first knife. That file jig was replaced in time with a motorised knife grinder and the weeks ahead were filled with constant burns, ground fingers and a lot of bandaids until the muscle memory set in.
Today, I make knives almost exclusively. It’s a craft involving many elements, processes, and various materials. Essentially, a knife is a piece of steel that cuts efficiently. However, I want my knives to be strong, sharp and comfortable with a distinctive aesthetic. Like any process that is performed by hand; it’s honest and true. The end result is a hand-crafted piece with its own individuality.