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Utility kitchen knife - Stock removal.

Location: Kyneton, Vic.

One day course / $450.00

Bookings please email: info@rowsaan.com

A great introduction to knife making with a max of 2 students for a high level of tuition and hands on experience. You will learn how to make a stock removal utility knife for the kitchen with a full tang micarta handle.

The day starts in our workshop learning the process of heat treating the blade, heating to red hot and stamping your initials then quenching and tempering. We then run through a sharpening class learning how to put a keen edge on your knife using Japanese water stones and how to maintain it. Once the blade is tempered you then use a knife makers 2 x 72 belt grinder to grind the blade bevels and choose a micarta handle colour to glue up. After lunch you spend time choosing and grinding your handle shape and finish up the day the sharpening your handmade knife ready for work.

Requirements: Course is suitable for beginners, minimum age is 16.

Cancellation policy: No cancellations but happy to swap dates if needed.

Deposit: A 50% deposit is required upon booking and the remainder due upon receipt of final invoice 2 weeks before class commencement.

2019 Spring dates:

21st September: (booked out)

30th November (booked out)

7th December (booked out)

“The one day course was an excellent experience. By the end of the day we had both created a pair of beautiful knives that we had each put our own individual touches on and that now both hold memories of a great bonding experience for my brother and I“ - James

"It was everything i had hoped for and more. You learn hands on the whole process start to finish how to make a great kitchen knife that i now use everyday. Great intro for anybody interested in stepping into the world of knife making" - Benny

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Chef knife - Hand forged.

Location: Kyneton, Vic.

Two day course over consecutive Saturdays / $850.00

Bookings please email: info@rowsaan.com

The two day course is focused on the craft of the forged knife with a max of 2 students for a high level of tuition and hands on experience. You will learn how to make and take home a hand forged chef knife with a hidden tang hardwood handle.

Day one starts in our workshop forging the blade, working the metal red hot on an anvil with hammers and manipulating the steel. After the forge work you will profile the blade on a knife makers 2 x 72 belt grinder and learn the process of heat treating the blade.

Day two starts by grinding the blade bevels then learning how to construct and glue up the handle. You then shape and finish the handle followed by sharpening your knife ready for work.

Requirements: Course is suitable for beginners, minimum age is 16.

Cancellation policy: No cancellations but happy to swap dates if needed.

Deposit: A 50% deposit is required upon booking and the remainder due upon receipt of final invoice 2 weeks before class commencement.

2019 Spring dates:

5th and 12th October (booked out)

19th and 26th October (booked out)

9th and 16th November (booked out)

“Knowing that only two students are booked in at any one time adds a level of learning engagement that is rare to find. My dad has had the experience of working with and learning from Rowan while having the pride and satisfaction of creating a beautiful and functional knife that is likely to become a family heirloom.“ - Lucy

“Rowan ensured we both went away with a gorgeous hand made knife and the sharpening skills to go with it. He tailored the course to suit both beginners (my brother works in an office) and those with trade experience (I myself am a qualified carpenter and builder). It was great being in a class with only two students as we got quality one on one guidance.” - Nadia