knife making course

Knife-making course in Cornwall UK.

Knife (and other sharp tools) making course, in Cornwall UK.

Make your own knife, no prior experience is required.

Using basic tools, scrap metal and very hot fire, you will learn how to build knives, or other sharp tools.

You will learn: basic design, materials, metal manipulation, hand grinding or using a belt sander, heat treatment, bolster fitting, handle materials and fitting, polishing and finishing the knife.

You will also learn how to design and make a leather sheath.

course will take place in my small workshop near St Mawes in Cornwall UK.

Course syllabus is not set in stone and can be individually adjusted to your own wishes.


Up to two people on a course.

For more details, contact Ronen Burstein



10 thoughts on “Knife-making course in Cornwall UK.”

  1. I really enjoyed my recent knife making course so much that I have booked another one!
    Ronen is a wonderful, patient and very skilled craft teacher who has piqued my interest in forging metal and knife making to a point where I want to keep perusing this historic craft.
    His coffee’s pretty good as well!

  2. Hello,

    I am looking to send my partner and dad on a Knife making course in the near future, can you please let me know course price and availability and whether the pictures of the knifes shown on this page are made in a 1 or 2 day course?

    Thank you and kind regards,


  3. Ronan was a great and talented teacher and was very keen to convey his knowledge and skills. The course was excellent value.

    I was very pleased with my finished knife and would highly recommend Ronan’s course.

    I now want a forge!

  4. Had a great two day course with Ronen set in a idyllic location in the Cornish countryside. Fantastic value for money and you come away with a great knife Ronen will help you every step of the way. I had no experience at making knife blades and managed to make a lovely knife with help. Try something new and book a course

  5. My knife making course was a Christmas gift from my family. I had no prior experience of blade smithing.
    The moment you enter Ronen’s workshops you’ll see that he is a talented craftsman. Ronen’s approach is relaxed but attentive allowing you to fully experience every aspect of hand forging your knife. I cannot recommend this experience enough and it’s excellent value for money. Be prepared for long days but be assured his Turkish style coffee will keep you going.

  6. We did the Bushcraft Knife course recently and really enjoyed the experience. Thought it was nice that Ronen allowed by partner free run of what he making and he was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Lunch was lovely! We particularly enjoyed the setting and thought the surroundings were beautiful. So many pheasants!! It was quite cold in January in the workshop but regular cups of tea were most welcome! Great course for anyone who wants to forge their very own knife and handle completely from scratch.

  7. My son thoroughly enjoyed making his knife- great thing to do the day before he turned 15. He is also now a Turkish coffee addict!

  8. Hi ron am interested in booking this with you, there are 2 of us ,
    We will be in cornwall all of Sunday and Sunday morning, is this e tough time for us to make the knives, also how much is it and where .

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