NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-617-9644.
If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.
2-Day Chef Knife
Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give you the opportunity to create one of your very own.
Taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of History Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson.
In this two-day class students will make their own chef knife from high carbon steel. All aspects of bladesmithing will be covered, from forging the blade to shaping, then heat treating, grinding and polishing, making and fitting a wooden handle and finally, sharpening - with very special attention given to the design and geometry of this kind of knife.
Visit Matthew's website at: dragonsbreathforge.com/home/about-matt/
Experience: This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful, and a tapering class is a prerequisite.
Don't know how to forge tapers? Check out our Skill Builder: Tapers class to get your hammer arm ready:
March 2019 Session: March 23rd & 24th (9am-5pm daily): $395
- Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
- All materials and safety equipment included
- Experience: Tapering class or equivalent experience
- Breakfast snacks included
- Lunch for both days is available for an additional $25, or a refrigerator and microwave will be available for those who wish to provide their own.
- Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
- This is 2-day long class with full days in the shop
NOTE: If you would like to participate in our lunch program, please purchase the separate "Blacksmithing Lunch Plan" that corresponds to your class (click here). If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
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