Knife Making Course : Learn how to make your own knife.

The popularity of History Channel's "Forged in fire" has been phenomenal in raising the profile of blade smithing and knifemaking around the world.

History Channel's Forged In Fire
Doug Marcaida, J. Neilson, Wil Willis and David Baker (from left)

For those who haven't yet seen then show, in each episode, four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall winner receiving $10,000 and the day's championship title.

Fans of the show are naturally interested in making their very own blade, but where to begin? Thinking of getting into knife making as a hobbie, experiencing a father & son experience or even booking a class as a present for your boyfriend / husband?

The course below, offers you the opportunity not only to learn these skills as a complete novice, but to put them into practice making your very own under the guidance of expert craftsmen. They will will guide you through every step from the materials to the basic techniques, tools and hints to enable you to make the knife of your dreams.

When you have completed the course you will be the proud owner of your very own handmade knife.

2 Day Fixed Blade Knife Making Course

Presented by Stefan Diedericks

Stefan's 2 Day knife making course enables students create a knife from start to finish, that you can call your own and show off to your friends and family to the value of more than R1500.

The course includes:

  • Tuition
  • Use of tools
  • Workshop consumables
  • Safety gear
  • All materials
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Topics covered over the 2 days:

  • Knife Design Layout
  • Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Hollow Grinding
  • Handle Fitment
  • Chemical Logo Etching
  • Leather Sheath Making

Two options available:

  • Drop Point Hunting Knife with a metal bolster (R2200)
  • Drop Point Hunting Knife without a bolster (2000)
Stefan Diedericks Knife Making Course
Happy New Knife Maker

Contact Stefan
Location: Mandeni, North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal.
Telephone: 082 578 7440

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