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 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. In addition we will also make a smaller blade to get used to the forging and as a practice piece. There isn’t time to finish this extra blade on the class but I have pre made handles available to purchase should you wish to take home and finish yourself.
For your forging in the class I like to make th 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 9am to 5pm . Duration of the class is 3 days.
If you would like the option to make your kitchen knife with damascus steel (twisted or random) or with a burlwood/walnut handle, this can be added as a purchase option. Please enquire.
The course will be held 9am to 5pm.
Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flammable 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 https://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 2020
August 24th – 26th 2020……….FULL
September 16th – 18th 2020……….FULL
September 28th – 30th……….spaces available
October 26th – 28th……….spaces available
December 7th – 9th 2020……….spaces available
To secure a place on this class, please send a 50% deposit……..£290
Payment via Paypal, bank transfer. Booking a course
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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