The kitchen knife is the most used knife in almost any home. These iconic knives help to create meals for family and loved ones. Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give students the opportunity to create one of their very own. In this two day class students will make their own chef’s knive from high carbon steel with a hidden tang wooden handle. All aspects of bladesmithing will be covered, from forging the blade to shaping, then heat treating, grinding and polishing, making and fitting a wooden handle and finally, sharpening – with very special attention given to the design and geometry of this kind of knife. This class is intended as an introductory class, but some forging experience is very helpful. Students should expect to have one or two blades finished at the end of class.