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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

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. 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.
Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will see if we can set it up with our registration partners.

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:

March 12, 19, 26 (2017) - Registration Preference goes to students with a PHF Gift Certificate
Sundays 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

To begin the registration process with PHF, Click Here
If you have a PHF Gift Certificate: this would be a good class to choose.

So far, 1 student has applied to be in this Nothing but Knives.
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