Beginners Bladesmithing – Chefs knife
Do you love home cooking, or know someone who does? You can learn how to make your very own custom chefs knife here at the workshop.
Over this 2 day course you will forge and finish your blade to your own specifications and style – why not factor in your culinary tastes to your blade shape and function? The end result will be a knife that you are proud to cook with.
This will take you through each stage of making your own custom knife. From forging the blade, hardening, tempering, sanding and polishing until finally you will add a handle to it, completing your blade and bringing more joy to your home (or professional) cooking!
- 9am Start. Introduction, coffee/tea and a brief overview of the day.
- 9:15 Fire up the forge
- practice piece for 30-40 minutes
- main blade start
- Lunch – 30-40 min
- 5pm Heat Treatment (hardening & tempering)
- Close 5:30pm
There is extra time if required during certain steps
- 9:30am start
- Grind & polish blade
- choose wood for handle
- mark, measure and cut
- shape the grip
- final assembly
- sand and oil
- 5:30pm Close
What to bring
I ask that you wear old clothing that is not flammable and that you don’t mind getting dirty. No fleeces should be worn in the workshop nor jogging bottoms or clothing made from a similar material. Footwear will ideally be steel toecap boots, leather boots or robust footwear. No sandals or open-toed shoes will be allowed in the working area as no alternative can be offered and you would run the risk of serious injury. Trousers should cover any top opening of the footwear to avoid any hot steel or shrapnel falling into your shoes and causing injury.
There are shops and cafes in the immediate area that serve good food at reasonable prices, as well as a small corner shop and a small Sainsbury’s store.
I would of course like to promote images and videos of the courses in action. If you are not comfortable with this or have any concerns then I will of course be happy to address any questions you have, or omit you from the media on your chosen course dates. I want you to be safe and comfortable whilst having fun on the course!
Any images taken on the course will be used for the purposes of a teaching portfolio on my website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) unless otherwise specified.
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