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Introduction to Knife Making
September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN 2 SESSIONS. THE FIRST SESSION BEGINS ON THE DATE/TIME LISTED FOR THE EVENT. THE SECOND SESSION WILL BE HELD AT THE SAME DAY/TIME THE FOLLOWING WEEK
In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knife making in two 4 hour sessions. You’ll start with a raw piece of annealed tool steel, which you’ll shape and polish into a useful addition to your kitchen. We guarantee food made with your knife will taste even better!
In the first session of this workshop, you’ll choose the basic design of your knife – either a classic French Chef, a vegetable slicer, a cleaver or a utility/hunting knife. You can then customize and scale your design so your knife perfectly fits your hand. Next you’ll apply your design to the tool steel, which you’ll cut, shape and polish using various hand and power tools. By the end of the first session, your knife will be ready for hardening and tempering by one of our craftspeople before you return for the second session.
In the second session, you’ll build a custom brass-pinned hardwood handle for your knife and polish your blade until its a work of art. Finally, you’ll sharpen your blade to a razor’s edge using diamond whetstones.