Forging a High-End Chef’s Knife

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
2 spaces available
Forging a High-End Chef’s Knife

Course dates

  • Fri, 1 Oct '21   9am – 4pm EDT
  • Sat, 2 Oct '21   9am – 4pm EDT
  • Sun, 3 Oct '21   9am – 4pm EDT

In this class, we will make a 6”-7” hidden tang Chef's Knife using a variety of new and old techniques. The blade will be forged from 01 steel (a high-grade tool steel) with a native sculpted wooded handle (cherry, walnut, maple, or oak). You will learn design & layout, forging, grinding, handle the selection, shave horse work, edge geometry, and more will be covered in this intensive three-day course. An emphasis will be placed on forging as closely to the finished shape as possible.
It takes many hours at the forge developing the skill to make high-quality knives and this course is designed to help focus your attention on the details of bladesmithing. Each participant will walk away with one high-end knife that can be used in the kitchen and passed down as a heritage item.

This is an intermediate course and foundational skills are required to enroll. You may register if you have taken Blacksmithing 101, Hand Forged Knives at Michigan Folk School, or have similar experience elsewhere (please email here to discuss relative experience prior to registering).

Age range: Over 18


Single w/Supply Fede
Course ticket - for all 3 dates.
2 available

Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105