Two Knives in Two Days

Next Available: Sat, 26 Oct 9:00AM
7.0 hours x 2 Days
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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: matt@eveleigh.works

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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

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16 May 2019 • Two Knives in Two Days

I had a great time and made a couple of knives I’m proud to have made myself. The course was supposed to be for four but due to there being 7 in the class I think we missed out on the individual attention we could have given. Great course, better with lesser participants.


03 November 2018 • Two Knives in Two Days

Excellent hands on course taught by a very experienced blacksmith who was helpful and supportive. Would definitely recommend this course


30 October 2018 • Two Knives in Two Days

Fantastic course, lots learned and two razor sharp knives despite me breaking one during the class.