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Kitchen knife course


About the Course

Courses are starting again so I am now taking bookings. There will be covid-19 guide lines that will have to be followed but due to the unstable nature of the situation I will brief you of these upon arrival.
Your safety is our main concern and every step will be made to insure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at Highfield forge.
Hope to see you soon

Kitchen Knife Making Course

This is a full day stock removal course (no forging) covering every aspect of making a unique chef's knife from start to finish. You will leave with your own bespoke kitchen knife that will serve you for a lifetime.

The blade you make will be from 80crv2 high Carbon Steel or equivalent. There are a variety of designs to for you to chose from, please see pictures for some examples. You can bring your own knife design, the maximum depth is 70mm and the maximum length is 330mm. There will be a selection of handle materials to chose from including kirinite, wood and antler (dependent of supplier availability).

No prior experience is needed and the course will cover:

- Selection of design, use of belt grinder to shape and bevel your knife
- Using the gas forge for Heat treatment
- Tempering of your knife
- Blade finishing, sharpening to 2000 grit and edge testing
- Making and fitting of the handle, pin options will include aluminium, carbon fibre, brass and copper

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Everything you need is provided in the course including all PPE


Andy Smith at Highfield forge
Addingford mills
Addingford lane
Horbury, Wakefield
West Yorkshire
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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8 hours (10:00am to 6:00pm)

Next available date

26th October 2020

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Andy & Dave are friendly, knowledgeable, patient & skilled. Course was fantastic, end product was fantastic even with the added curveball of the current safety guidelines to be adhered to. Highly recommend Highfield Forge

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