Classes are held in my workshop in Southampton. Starting time 9am until 5pm (approx.) Maximum of 2 students per course. After initial safety talk/workshop induction, we will discuss the blade options that you can make. There are four of styles of chef's knives you can choose from. These are a Funayuki, Nakiri, Santoku and Honesuki style chef's knives. On day one, heating blade in the gas forge, hammering the blade at the anvil to basic shape/profile, normalise blade, grinding blade to shape and heat-treating blade and any final grinding. Day two - choose wood for handle, drilling hole for tang, cutting and sanding your handle to shape, gluing handle to blade and final sharpening. You will leave with your finished knife in a Cordura zip up knife case. Maximum of two students on any course. Cost of the course is per person. NB. Please remember that on the two-day chef's knife course dates page the first day only of the course is listed.
What's included in the price?
Tea, coffee and biscuits on hand as we know forging is thirsty work. All materials and tools needed plus leather aprons, gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses and any respiratory equipment will be supplied. You will need to wear warm suitable clothes; long trousers, long sleeve top (preferably cotton) and robust leather shoes. No shorts of flip flops please, admittedly not much of an issue during winter but you know what we get like when there's a bit of sun on show. Please bring your own packed lunch.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I have had a love affair with knives for a very long time, I have owned and used a multitude of knives ever since I was a small boy. I made my first knife while at school for my ‘O’ level metalwork project. I have been making knives on a semi professional basis since about 2000, and professional since early 2015. I forge my blades as well as stock removal, all of the knives I make are made in my own workshop, no one else is involved at any time in the production of one of my knives.
- UK Holiday
- Public transport
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
- Daytime (weekdays)