Knife-forging Workshop (1 day) Mi. 17. April 2019

Item number: 1334-025

189,00 €

including 19% VAT., plus shipping (Versandkostenfrei)

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Make a rustical knife and get insights how to forge a knife.


The goal of this course is to forge a knife in a mostly traditional way.
Participants will receive a comprehensive insight into many tasks, such as recognizing the correct color and temperatures in forging the blade, hammer guide and stroke technique. You will develop a feeling for the steel and learn various forging techniques.

In Lauterbach (about 1 hour north of Frankfurt airport) you will forge a knife with expert guidance in rustic wrought look! For this purpose we will use a piece of high carbon steel and will show you all the necessary forging techniques in small groups of max. 6-8 students. The blade shape is largely prescribed in this course (12cm hidden tang / see photos) Highly trained instructors will help you

The forging class starts at 9:00 o'clock at following adress: Grebenhainer Str. 3, 36355 Grebenhain
After a short safety briefing, we will illustrate the procedure on the hammer and anvil. You will forge your blade blank in about 2 hours . This requires a good physical condition, because we do not use machine tools and the work is done mostly by hand! The cutting edge is forged as thin as possible, and the tang is formed as well. After a lunch break, you will choose the handle material of your self forged knife.

In addition to free materials such as walnut, cherry, mahogany, etc. we provide a HUGE selection of exclusive handle materials.
Use tropical hardwood, walnut wood, exotic wood, stabilized wood, teeth and bone, and lots more to create your individual knife. These Materials can be purchased for an additional price.

After the blade is inserted into the handle, you form the shape with the belt sander so that the knife handle fits perfectly in your hand. The scratches and grinding marks may be removed with sandpaper and we sharpen the knife to razorsharpness.

Included in the price
- 1 itself forged knife (handcrafted look with forging skin)
Blade length max. 12cm Blade length + handle / max.
Blade height 3.0cm

- normal wood for handlematerial
- Consumables
- Lunch
- Guidance from our instructor

Important Information
- No special knowledge is required for this course.
- Please note that our courses require a minimum age of 18 years.
- A good physical condition is recommended.
- Female students are also welcome (do not be shy, you can do it!!!)
- Hotel Recommendation: >>> click here <<<
- you can buy the necessary protective equipment at the site. (often, our prices are much cheaper than the hardware store and the quality is better!) You need goggles, dust mask ffp3, lined leather gloves with long cuffs, ear protection 
-Work clothing made of cotton (!!!), safety boots made of leather (or old military boots)

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