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Nothing but Knives

In this class the student will start by learning the basic moves of knife-making on a piece of mild steel, ending up with a letter-opener if all goes well, and then move on to a piece of high-carbon spring steel and make a small, simple, one piece knife, suitable for cooking, eating, or general use.

Focus will be entirely on making a knife; only those tools, techniques and concepts needed for knife making will be addressed. The fires will be managed by the instructor.

Techniques include: straightening, drawing out, forging high-carbon steel, twisting, flattening, annealing, filing, grinding, hardening, and tempering.

9 hours in three 3 hour meetings    dates&times

Students will be 16 years old or older
(We will honor Gift Certificates for younger students that were issued before July 18, 2018).

Smithing experience is not *absolutely* required for this class but if you have not struck hot iron before we strongly recommend taking "A Taste of Blacksmithing" or "Forged Bottle Opener" first (watching a whole lot of Forged in Fire is not enough). Doing so will help keep the knife class on schedule and really, the more hammer-time you have, the more likely you'll make something like a knife.

Instructor: Carl West
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).

Gift Certificates for Nothing but Knives are available.

If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Wait List for this class.
(The wait list gets notified soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient.), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:

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February 20, 21, 22 (2019)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***
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