This course is designed for completing a 5-6” long kitchen knife in a single work day ( 9-5).
Upon purchasing the class please contact me with your 3 preferred dates, while I can book in short notice a week notice will make accommodating your request lot easier
It is a one on class with the possibility of accomodating two people if it’s booked as a group with a group discount .
During the class student(s) will forge their knives along with me under the power hammer and regular hand held hammer and anvil . After the knife is forged we will be thermo cycling it and upon cooling it will be profiled to the final shape . After the blade is heat treated and quenched there will be a lunch break that I provide .
After the lunch we will be making the wa handle and once the knife is tempered we will start grinding it . I will be demonstrating how to sharpen the knife and after that we will finish the knife by hand sanding or belt finish depending on the finish selected . As the last step the blade will be mounted to the handle and the course will completed .
We will be using power tools and some dexterity using these tools are required to finish this course . If you struggle in certain aspects I will definitely help you too .
I will provide the PPE , refreshments, drinks , lunch and all the materials needed for the course .
Please wear cotton based clothing that covers your arms and legs. Wear closed toe shoes.
Before booking make sure to check the weather as forging above 40c days are not recommended.
Some of the sample knife pictures can be seen above