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Forged Chef's Knife Course

Duration: 2 days

Price: £380

Run by: Steve Nowacki
at White Tiger Knives

167 King Georges Ave
Regents Park
SO15 4LD

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About the Course

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 blade options you can make. There is a couple of styles you can chose from. On day one - heating blade in 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 - chose 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 knife case.

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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.

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I took the two day forging a chefs knife course with Steve in his brilliant newly built workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and walked away with a beautiful and functional tool that will be my forever go to knife in my kitchen. Steve is an incredible teacher and knows his craft. His passion about bladesmithing shows in everything he does and can be seen in his creations, including his pupils end products. As I said, I walked away with skills, knowledge and a top quality blade that will be in my kitchen for the rest of my life. Thank you very very much Steve!

- - #20382

Response from White Tiger Knives:

Thank you Tom for your kind words and for sending me the video of you using your knife in the kitchen, your man blade certainly makes the cut.

Kind regards


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- - #19802

This course was fantastic. Having completed my one day taster the previous week and enjoying creating a small utility blade, I wanted to try this more ambitious 2 day course and make my own chef's knife. I showed my design to Steve and we set to work. Under his expert eye and having total confidence in everything he said, I hot forged and shaped the blade, then we heat treated and tempered the blade and ground the bevels. day 2 was spent finishing the blade and making and fitting the handle. It was hard work and full on but the passion and enthusiasm that comes from Steve just made it so enjoyable. I was totally blown away by the beautiful knife I made.
Thank you SO MUCH Steve!

- - #19266

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 4th May 2019
Thursday 16th May 2019
Friday 14th June 2019
Thursday 27th June 2019
Friday 26th July 2019
Thursday 8th August 2019
Saturday 31st August 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners

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