The first deer were introduced to Australia in 1803. We take our name from that date, because in a way that’s when our story began. My dad Andrew and brother Tim have been farming red deer on rolling pastures near Orange, Central NSW for over 30 years. In 2000, Tim established Mandagery Creek Venison and with great energy and efforts, he has expanded his red deer herd and is now widely recognised as the premium processor of export and restaurant quality Australian Farmed Venison.

As exporters of our premium Australian venison, our family believes that it is essential that any processing and value adding we undertake must be transparent and completely Australian. This commitment has set our path – small runs of handcrafted Australian artisan products that are authentic, natural and elegant.
1803 embraces a traditional nose-to-tail philosophy and a spirit of collaboration.

We work with talented Australian artisans across four states to handcraft beautiful pieces using the bi-products from Tim’s deer farming and venison processing operations; improving sustainability, reducing waste and celebrating the beauty of all things deer.

The 1803 collection is all about the sort of natural elegance that comes from pursuing what is simple and authentic. We keep processing to a minimum, so that every 1803 knife, leather, suede and antler design is rendered unique by the character of the natural materials. No two pieces are the same, which is exactly how it should be.