Knife Making Classes


Introduction to Knifemaking Class

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In the Introduction to knife making class we will focus on the fundamentals of what makes a great knife. From steel type and heat treat to shaping and finishing techniques, we will set the student up with the basic knowledge base and hands on learning experience to get started in bladesmithing. This is a stock removal class.

This one day, seven hour class will consist of classroom as well as shop time and the attendee will make a small blade from scratch. For best results, some finishing (such as tempering and hand polishing) can be done at home - after conclusion of the class. Lunch and further educational reading materials will be provided.

Class Schedule and Content:

9:00: Meet and great, coffee, sign in

9:15: Shop tour, safety and class portion

10:00: Design and profile

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Grind bevels and heat treat

4:30: Wrap up


Drop Point Hunter Class

In the two day drop point hunter class, attendees will learn about and make their own knife. All materials and tools will be provided as well as take home info on basic knife making techniques and helpful information.

The Knife we will be making is a 1/8" thick, 3 1/2" long blade, 7" overall length high carbon drop point hunter with a flat grind and wood or micarta handle. There will be a selection of standard handle materials to choose from. Day one will consist of class time as well as shop time. The blade will be ground and drilled, then hardened. We will temper overnight, completing the heat treat in order to finish on day two.

On day two, the blades will be sanded to desired finish and handles applied. Corby rivets and epoxy will secure the handles - enabling the class to shape and sand the handles in the afternoon. Lastly, final clean up and sharpening will be followed by a short class time on knife care, sharpening and tips on sheath making.

Class Schedule and Content:

Day one:

9:00: Meet and great, coffee, sign in

9:30: Shop tour

10:00: Classroom portion

12:00: Lunch (provided)

12:30: Start on knife project

4:30: Wrap up

Day Two:

Class Schedule and Content:

9:00: Coffee, prep and set up

9:30: Shop time - polish blade, work on handles

12:00: Lunch (provided)

12:30: Shop time - finish handles, sharpen.

4:30: Wrap up

All knife materials will be provided, sheaths will be available for purchase at our cost. Take home class information will be provided as well.