• Knifemaking
  • Beginner
  • Forging
  • Two Days
  • Outdoor
  • Age 16+

Always wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This extensive weekend workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn these skills, but to put them into practice making two hand forged outdoor knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.

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The course goes from Friday night 7pm until 9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am until 5:30pm, a very packed weekend.

Friday night focus on getting an overview of the process of making a knife, looking at design and material selection and a shop tour.

Saturday starts early in the forge with a demonstration on how to forge a blade. Then it's your turn to hammer out two blades. The blades are normalised (de-stressed) before being annealed (softened). Next the firescale is removed and the blade starts to take shape. After various grits on the linisher, the blades are ready for hand sanding to get all the scratches out. By the end of the day, both blades are edge hardened and put in the oven overnight to temper.

Sunday begins with the cleaning of the blades, before a final polish. Guards are made handles prepared then glued before lunch. After lunch the handles are shaped to comfortably fit your hand then finally sharpened. Sounds easy huh!

You make two blades so you reinforce the lessons as we go. Or have an insurance policy if it all goes very wrong. Our job is to guide, instruct and help you recover from any mistakes.

You will enjoy it and have two amazing knives to show off.

We also offer courses that pair well with this one. Want to make two knives from Damascus steel? Attend our Damascus Steel Introduction course then use the Damascus steel you've made to forge these knives. Want custom sheathes for your knives? Attend either Leather Sheathemaking or our Kydex Foundations courses after you've made your knives to design and make the perfect sheathes.

Cost - $850 (incl GST)
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo disk.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear
Booking in advance is essential

Course Dates


Event Start Time Finish Time Price Capacity Registered Available Register
Forged Outdoor Knives 7:00 pm
Sat 08-04-2023
5:00 pm
Mon 10-04-2023
$850 4 4 0
Forged Outdoor Knives 7:00 pm
Fri 05-05-2023
5:00 pm
Sun 07-05-2023
$850 4 4 0
Forged Outdoor Knives 7:00 pm
Mon 15-05-2023
5:00 pm
Wed 17-05-2023
$850 4 0 4
Forged Outdoor Knives 7:00 pm
Fri 09-06-2023
5:00 pm
Sun 11-06-2023
$850 4 3 1
Forged Outdoor Knives 7:00 pm
Fri 07-07-2023
5:00 pm
Sun 09-07-2023
$850 4 4 0

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