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.
Theo at the belt grinder
Bruce at work
Ken and his knife
David at the belt sander
Hammering hot metal
Theo at the belt grinderTheo busy shaping his knife on the belt sander
Knife prototypeThe one & a half days course’s knife prototype
Bruce at workBruce fixing the handle material to the blade.
Ken and his knifeKen Proudly taking photo of his new knife.
David's knifeDavid's knife
Heat treatmentHeat treatment
David at the belt sanderDavid at the belt sander
Tim's knifeTim's knife
Rowan's knifeRowan's knife
Forged bladeBlade made by student, using car suspension spring.
Hammering hot metalAbigail hammering hot metal
Student knifestudent knife
Up to two people on a course.
For more details, contact Ronen Burstein