White Tiger Knives

Contact name: Steve Nowacki
Total bookings
over 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

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.

Courses, kits & gifts

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2 Day forged chef's knife course.
Next date: 12th Oct 2023
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Bladesmithing experience day
Next date: 8th Dec 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
25 Jun 23'

Dan Harris reviewed: Bladesmithing experience day

"Had an amazing day in the workshop with Steve. His passion and knowledge makes the learning process engaging and he explains everything in such a clear and precise way. I’ve learnt a lot and am super happy with the blade I made. Now to start upgrading my own woodworking workshop to allow me to start making my own blades (just don’t tell the wife!!)."

White Tiger Knives responded:

" Morning Dan I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your bladesmithing day with me so much. As I said to you on the day, once you've been bitten bladesmithing can be an all consuming passion. I look forward to seeing what sharp objects you start to create. Kind regards Steve "

13 May 23'

Neil - Bromley reviewed: 2 Day forged chef's knife course.

"What a completely unique experience. 2 days forging, smithing, shaping, honing, refining the blade and creating the handle for a one of a kind Japanese chef's knife to my own design. A gift from my wife that I'll never forget (and I'll definitely be back for another one). Thank you Steve for your patience, expert tuition and for 2 comical days of banter and setting the world to rights."

White Tiger Knives responded:

" Evening Neil It was a pleasure to host yourself and Imran in the shop for the two day course. I'm really glad that you enjoyed yourself so much and the two Kiritsuke style knives that you both made were rather special. If you can muster enough strength to subject yourself to another session in the shop with me I'd be more than happy to see you again. Kind regards Steve"

14 Apr 23'

LW reviewed: Bladesmithing experience day

"I bought this 1 day course for my husband as a Christmas present. Steve was enormously helpful in trying to get a date that worked for my husband and was prompt to respond to any enquiries and emails. My husband attended the course this week - he said it was brilliant, hugely informative and enjoyable. The fact that only 2 people attend each class means that you have a lot of support and tuition. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in blade smithing, and the knife he produced is amazing."

White Tiger Knives responded:

" Hi Luisa Thank you very much for your kind review and I'm really pleased that Andy enjoyed his day bladesmithing in the shop with me. The knife that he produced was rather nice as well and if he decides to return for a two day event we'll see what we can do in 2024. Thank you once again for wanting to book Andy on one of my experience days. Kind regards Steve"

4 Mar 23'

Steve Edwards reviewed: Bladesmithing experience day

"I had a great day bladesmithing with Steve. He took me though the process from hand forging to shaping and sharpening. Steve is friendly and a master of his art. It was really enjoyable and I came away with a unique knife. This course is highly recommended."

White Tiger Knives responded:

" Hi Steve Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you in the shop and I'm really glad that you enjoyed yourself so much. The man blade that you created isn't half bad either. Kind regards Steve"

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