Join one of our knife making courses at our workshop in Kyneton, Victoria and learn to make your own hand forged kitchen knife.

Autumn 2018 dates are now released and available to book through our web shop.

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Hand forged kitchen knife - Two day course

Our two day course is all about what makes forged knives special. The first day you will focus on the forging process, working the metal red hot on an anvil with hammers and manipulating the steel. On the second day you will shape and finish the handle and learn how to sharpen your new knife. In between the two Saturdays the heat treatment, bevel grinding and handle glue up will be completed allowing you to concentrate on the forging and finishing processes on your two days in the workshop.

 

Over two consecutive Saturdays you will learn how to:

Day one: Choose a blade design (gyuto or nakiri) and handle components, take a heat in the gas forge, practice forging a mild steel bar on the anvil, forge your high carbon steel knife blank focusing on thickness and taper, rough trim the blank, stamp and normalise the steel.

Day two: Shape and finish the handle, learn to sharpen on a couple of your knives from home and then sharpen your own hand forged knife ready for work in the kitchen.

To finish the course we talk about knife care and how to maintain your newly sharpened edge.

 

Class size: 3 places

Times: 9am – 5.30pm

This course is suitable for beginners, we take the time to make sure you understand each process and design the course to allow you to work at your own pace.

Any questions you have about the course please send us an email.

*Course cancellation policy: No cancellations but happy to swap dates if needed.

 

Autumn dates / availability

April 7th & 14th / 3 places available

June 2nd & 9th / 3 places available

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Hand forged kitchen knife - Four day course

Our four day course guides you from start to finish as you learn each process of making a forged knife. The first and last day are the same as the two day course but over the two middle days you also learn how to profile the blade on a knife makers belt grinder, heat treat the blade, grind the bevels and construct the handle. These four days in the workshop gives you an in depth experience of the craft as you learn to make your own hand forged kitchen knife

 

Over two consecutive weekends you will learn how to:

Day one: Choose a blade design (gyuto or nakiri), take a heat in the gas forge, practice forging a mild steel bar on the anvil, forge your high carbon steel knife blank focusing on thickness and taper, rough trim the blank, stamp and normalise the steel.

Day two: Profile the blade, round the spine and heel, thermal cycle and straighten, heat treat your blade by quenching & tempering.

Day three: Grind the blade bevels, construct the handle and choose materials, glue up the handle components.

Day four: Shape and finish the handle, learn to sharpen on a couple of your knives from home and then sharpen your own hand forged knife ready for work in the kitchen.

To finish the course we talk about knife care and how to maintain your newly sharpened edge.

 

Class size: 3 places

Times: 9am – 5.30pm

This course is suitable for beginners, we take the time to make sure you understand each process and design the course to allow you to work at your own pace.

Any questions you have about the courses please send us an email.

*Course cancellation policy: No cancellations but happy to swap dates if needed.

 

Autumn dates / availability

April 21st & 22nd + April 28th & 29th / 3 places available

May 19th & 20th + May 26th & 27th / 3 places available