Kitchen Knife Making Course This is a brilliant opportunity to experience the amazing process of knife making and you will leave with your very own handmade bespoke kitchen knife that will serve you for a lifetime. You will be guided through every stage of the day by Bladesmith Dave Brearey of Hand Forged Yorkshire. Your experience will take place in my workshop in a forge in Horbury, Wakefield. This course covers every aspect of making a kitchen knife from start to finish using the stock removal method. After a short safety talk you will choose the design of your knife and handle material, your knife will be made from high carbon steel. I will teach you how to use the variable speed belt grinder to shape your knife and bevel it. We will do some initial prep work on your handle before moving onto the heat treating process to harden the steel. Once we have your knife tempered and cleaned up we will epoxy the handle on and leave it to set while you enjoy a well earned rest. Following your break I will show you how to shape the handle by hand sanding to produce a result that's both comfortable and looks great. Finally we will move on to sharpening your knife to ensure it performs as well as it looks Please see pictures for some examples of knives that have all been made by students, I am always happy to answer any questions you have. The course will cover:- - Selection of design, use of belt grinder to shape and bevel your knife - Heat treatment - Tempering of your knife - Blade finishing & sharpening - You will fit a simple style handle to complete your knife build. This course is up to 6 hours You must be 18 to take part in this experience. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring plenty to drink as there is no drinking water available on site. Please be aware there are no spectator facilities for this experience.

What's included in the price?

Everything you need is provided in the course, steel, handle material, PPE


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit 4C Addingford Mills., Addingford Lane. Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5BL