This course is designed for completing a 7-9” long full carbon San mai kitchen knife in 2 work days( 9-5).
Upon purchasing the class please contact me with your 3 preferred dates, while I can book in short notice a month notice will make accommodating your request lot easier
It is a one on class with the possibility of accomodating two people with a group discount if it’s booked as a group .
During the class the student will forge their integral bolster kitchen knife with me under the power hammer and regular hand held hammer and anvil .
In first day we will be forging the san mai billet into a knife and thermo cycle it . Once the blade is cooled down we will profile it and heat treat it .
After the lunch break we will be working on the handle and rough finishing of it .
Second day is all about grinding the blade . After grinding we will finish the knife by hand sanding . Later I will be demonstrating how to sharpen the knife .As the last step the blade will be mounted to the handle and the course will completed .
While beginners can do this course , some previous experience with grinding will make your job lot easier . This course covers all the aspects of San mai knife making from scratch to a finished product that has the same standards as the knives that leave my shop.
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 Integral knife pictures can be seen above