Make a Hand Forged Kitchen Knife with Matthew Parkinson June 22-23, 2019


$330 tuition, $100 material fee
Key Points:
*Basic hammer control and forging techniques
*Design and construction methods of kitchen knives
*Grinding and polishing techniques for steel
*Basic heat treating and metallurgy of steel
*The science and geometry of kitchen knives
*Hand sharpening techniques

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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.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.