Introduction to Knife-making
AU$880.00

Introduction to Knife-making

Make your own hand forged knife

Next Available: Sat, 04 May 9:00AM (AEST)
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7 hours x 2 Days
Over 250 people have attended this class

Description

This intensive weekend course is an opportunity to enter the world of knife-making by crafting your own high-carbon steel chef's knife under the guidance of a master craftsman.

Over the course of one weekend, you will forge and use stock-removal techniques to craft the carbon steel blade. Saturday starts with an introduction to the process of knife-making, looking at knife-ergonomics, design and profiling. Students will design their knife and begin work on shaping the blade on the anvil. You will then profile the steel and grinding the primary bevels with the linishing machine. Students will finish off by heat-treating the blade to harden the steel.

Sunday begins by grinding the blade, before a final polish. Handles are shaped and then glued before lunch. After lunch the handles are shaped to comfortably fit your hand then finally sharpened.

This intensive course has a small class size of only 4 people to allow for personalised supervision and is open to students of all experience levels.

Cost includes

Morning tea, insurance, materials, use of tools and equipment, workshop consumables and safety gear.

Course learnings

  • Rough forging your blade shape
  • Knife ergonomics, design and profiling
  • Blade geometry and its various applications
  • Stock removal with a linisher to create the blade bevels
  • Heat treatment
  • Handle materials and fastening techniques
  • Knife sharpening

Additional Info

  • Lunch is ordered in from a nearby cafe, or you can bring your own.
  • All materials will be provided for the completion of the knife. If you wish to bring your own handle material you may and its suitability will be assessed by the tutor running the class.
  • Hearing, eye and respiratory protection will be provided.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are posted using Regular post. If you have purchased a gift voucher and would like Express Post, this will incur an extra fee. To arrange Express Post please email Matt at: matt@eveleigh.works

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What you will learn

  • Knife ergonomics, design and profiling
  • Forging a knife to shape
  • Stock removal with a linisher to create the blade bevels

What you will get

  • Hearing, eye and respiratory protection will be provided.
  • A Beautiful Chef's Knife to treasure.
  • All materials, use of tools and equipment, workshop consumables.

What to bring

  • Covered footwear, workwear–long pants and sleeves, preferably natural fibre.

What to wear

Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots

Appropriate for

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Eveleigh Works

5.0
(595 Reviews)

Learn the metal arts at Eveleigh Works in Redfern, Sydney. Get your hands dirty with our short courses in blacksmithing, knife and tool-making. Courses for newbies and old hands, instructed by practicing craftspeople within the heritage workshop of an 1880s locomotive factory. 

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5.0 (89 reviews)
deanrated it
12 Feb 2024
Matt was a wealth of knowledge and info. His method of teaching was brilliant, Allowing us all to really delve into the learning process with practice and thorough explanation. As a complete novice to the blacksmithing industry I went in unsure of my own expectation but after completion, I will 100% be looking into other courses run by Matt and the team. The space is amazing. A beautifully preserved piece of Sydney architecture filled with historic machinery to keep the kid within in awe.
Peterrated it
11 Feb 2024
Matt ,the very knowlegable instructor was fantastic. He provided guidance but made sure we did the work.This was my 2nd class, ill be going back. Thanks,my knife is fantastic. .
Michael rated it
05 Feb 2024
I’ve done many short courses in wood and metal and this was the best by far. Sign up today
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Eveleigh Works or organised by Eveleigh Works must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Eveleigh Works.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Eveleigh Works unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Eveleigh Works classes and events or on Eveleigh Works's premises. (For use of Eveleigh Works marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS

Please see refund policy. 

4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit to transfer.

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