3 Day Kitchen Knife Making Course

Owen Bush Bladesmith 9Kitchen


This is a specialist 3 day class concentrating on the particular techniques of forging a kitchen knife.

We will forge a 7 – 8 inch  kitchen knife.

No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

· Using a coke forge and gas forge

· Forging the blade to shape

· Thermocycling (reducing grain growth, which is an undesirable effect of over   heating steel)

· Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper

· Heat treating

· Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing

. Fitting a simple handle.


The blades you make will be made from  EN42J high carbon steel (or similar)

We will concentrate on finishing a single kitchen knife blade over the 3 days and will fit it to a handle. You will go away with your own finished hand forged kitchen knife, fully ground and sharpend. I like to make my kitchen knives elegant and thin and we will be forging and grinding to make you a knife that will grace your kitchen for a lifetime.

The course will be held Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flamable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather). No shell suits or fleeces please !


Course Price: £580

(If you would like to make a damascus kitchen knife on this class I hold a 3 day Damascus class http://owenbush.co.uk/events/damascus-steel-weekend/ and you could make up the knife steel for this class on that class. I am also happy to supply damascus steel for you to forge your kitchen knife from ( POA).


DATES  FOR 2017/2018

January 26th – 28th 2018.…….FULL

March 12th – 14th 2018.…….FULL

April 6th – 8th 2018…….FULL

June 4th – 6th 2018…….FULL

September 3rd – 5th 2018…….FULL

NEW DATE: September 26th – 28th…… spaces available


To secure a place on this class, please send a 50% deposit……..£290

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I normally schedule my classes 6 months ahead so if you are interested in this class later on in the year please enquire as I most probably have future dates that are not yet on the website.

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