This 2-day class will instruct students on how to make a leather sheath for a medium sized fixed blade knife. The class will cover the following topics: leather selection, making a pattern, cutting leather, basic tooling, dying and hand stitching. The objective of the class is for each student to complete a sheath for one of their knives. Students must bring a completed knife to make a sheath for. Instructor: Ken Hall. Class meets Friday and Saturday.
This 5-day class is for beginning knifemakers who will be introduced to concepts and techniques needed to make a full tang Camp knife. Students will be instructed regarding safe shop practices, the use of tools/equipment, and metal selection. Blade function and various blade designs will be discussed. The skills of hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding, tempering, blade finishing (hand sanding, handle design and construction) will be taught. Instructor: Josh Lyle. Class meets M-F.
This 3-day class will provide students with an introduction and general knowledge of forging and grinding blades. Students will be instructed on how to construct a 5” full tang small Camp knife, including handle material selection, pin stock, adhesives, and overall finish techniques. Instructor: Rob Singleton. Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday.