Hand forged kitchen knife - Four day course

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.


Location: Kyneton, Vic

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.

Once booked we will send you a confirmation email with further course details.

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