The first night starts with a tour of the workshop, getting you familiar with the tools and materials we will be using, a run through of workshop OH & S and a detailed breakdown of the days ahead. We will then move onto the design process: how to design a knife to fit your hand and your purpose, either hunting or camping.
The next day begins with a forging demonstration then it is your turn to get stuck into it. By lunch you will have 2 blades forged out, 1 blade ground, hardened and tempering in the oven. After lunch, we work on the furnishings which are the handle and guard. Then hand polishing the blade and fitting of the furnishings.
The final day is shaping and fitting the handle, hand making the leather sheath and sharpening and polishing the blade. It doesn’t sound like much, but it will take the whole day. By the end of the course you will have one knife and sheath that you designed and made that can hang from your belt and another forged out blade that you can turn into a knife at your leisure now that you know the process.
Cost: $650 per person (minimum age 16)
Course includes: tuition, materials, instruction and use of all tools, workshop consumables, personal protective equipment, insurance, morning and afternoon tea anda photo usb.
What to bring: your own lunch, water bottle, fully enclosed shoes(preferably leather work boots), long pants.
First night: 7pm
Next day: 8.30 am – 5 pm
Final day: 8.30 am – 5pm