Two Knives in Two Days

Two Knives in Two Days

Make your own hand forged knifes

Over 100 people have attended this class


This knife making class has a strong focus on forging and heat treating of carbon steel knives. You will get to make two knives over the weekend so you can learn about the forging and shaping processes, heat treatment and grinding. By doing it twice you will reinforce the lessons, allowing you to gain a real appreciation and understanding of this ancient process.

Over the course of one weekend, you will make 2 utility knives with leather wrap handles. The knives are smaller utility knives which are very handy around the house, camping and in the garden. 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 by forging the steel. You will then start grinding the primary bevels with the linishing machine. Students will then heat-treat the blade to harden the steel and do the finishing grind and sharpen. 

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
  • Grinding with a linisher to clean up and polish the forged knife
  • Heat treatment
  • Leather wrapping the handle
  • Knife sharpening

Additional Info

  • While we encourage you to design the shape of your knife there is a limit to the size to help ensure you get it all done on time. Grinding large blades is time consuming for pros and amateurs alike so we designed this class to be  heavily focused on forging and heat treating, keeping the grinding to a minimum.  
  • Morning tea provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please ensure you bring something that meets your needs.  
  • 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.
  • 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:

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What you will learn

  • Forging high carbon steels
  • Alloy heat treatment
  • Grinding the knives with a linisher

What you will get

  • Hearing, eye and respiratory protection will be provided.
  • Two handy utility knives to treasure.
  • Morning tea, 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

Appropriate for all skill levels

Eveleigh Works

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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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4.9 (35 reviews)
Jakerated it
25 Feb 2024
An excellent weekend spent with Matt and James at the 2 Knives 2 Days Course. Engaging, helpful and deeply knowledgable instruction led to hands on learning and creating. Thank you!
Markrated it
25 Feb 2024
What an amazing and completely different experience in a historical workshop forge. Two Knives in 2 days was heaps of fun and I learnt so much from instructors James and Matt. I would highly recommend and will certainly come back for more.
Markrated it
18 Jun 2023
A great course all in all. Teachers are very competent and make it fun to learn. Very cool location steeped in history.
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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.


  • 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.


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.


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).


Please see refund policy. 


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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