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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

Prerequisite:
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
$315
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:
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Ongoing:

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

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Upcoming:

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

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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.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking Nothing but Knives and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page.

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