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Viking Woman's Knife
That's what the archeologists call it

We will be forging, heat-treating, and sharpening a knife in the style known as a Viking Woman's Knife. The name comes from them being found near the hip in the graves of viking-era women.

The knife will have a long drawn-out tang bent around to make the handle. We will start directly in high-carbon spring steel. The knife is expected to be slim and light, close attention to the work in the fire will be vital.

If there is time on the last day we may have a chance to get a start on a leather sheath, to be finished at home.

Gift Certificates for Viking Woman's Knife are available.

Nine hours in 3 three-hour sessions    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $375 per person per student
Maximum 4 students


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.

Nothing but Knives or other bladesmithing experience.

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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- not upcoming on our schedule,
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