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Knives, Knives, and More Knives
How many more ways can we make a knife?

You've already made a simple blacksmith knife.
We'll be making knives with rat-tail handles, whittle-tang knives with wooden handles, knives with wooden slab handles. Knives made from automotive coil spring, knives made from bed-rail, knives made from strapping steel, knives made from saw blades. Utility knives, cooking knives, nut choppers, craft knives, necklace knives, camping knives... You get the picture, lots of knives in as many ways as we have time for.

To some degree, the choice of knives made will be influenced by the class' desires, but the instructor reserves the right to stipulate the occasional "learning experience".

Gift Certificates for Knives, Knives, and More Knives are available.

8 meeting three hours each    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
$910 per student
Maximum 4 students, one per forge


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Prerequisite: Rudiments I (Rudiments II preferred) AND Nothing but Knives. We're looking for fluency with fire maintenance and at least some decent understanding of forging and heat-treating.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
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