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- Learn Knifemaking -

Courses run by Keith Fludder - Multi Award winning knifemaker

American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith

1 on 1  tuition.

2 people maximum eg: Father and son etc:

 

Introduction to Knifemaking (by stock removal)

This course cover instruction in:

  • design,
  • marking out,
  • grinding,
  • heat treatment,
  • handles and guards,
  • finishing and
  • sharpening.

Introduction to Bladesmithing

There is nothing quite like a hand forged blade. This course will teach you how to hand forge a blade as it has been done through the ages with step by step instruction in

  • design,
  • steel selection,
  • forging techniques,
  • grinding,
  • heat treatment,
  • handles and guards,
  • finishing and
  • sharpening.

Cost

The cost is $750 which covers

  • full tutorials,
  • materials,
  • use of tools,
  • safety equipment,
  • workshop consumables,
  • insurance,
  • morning and afternoon teas both days,
  • lunch both days.

Time

Times are negotiable. A typical weekend is:

  • Fri: 7:30 - 9:30pm
  • Sat: 8am - 6pm
  • Sun: 8am - 6pm

Keith prefers only 2 people per course as this maintains the highest level of instruction and use of equipment. Participant need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. At the conclusion of each course the participant will have crafted a unique handmade tool.

Accommodation

Tahmoor Inn (3km away) is suggested at competitive rates  that include a continental breakfast. Phone: (02) 4681 8505 for the current costs.

Course

Southern Highlands Forge Keibynn Grove 3 Olive Lane Tahmoor NSW 2573
Ph/Fax: (02) 4684 3236
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Surrounded by olive trees and native wildlife, Keibynn Grove's well-equipped workshop is the place to learn exciting knifemaking and forging skills. Set on 15 acres of bushland, the peacefulness of this rural setting will allow you to concentrate on your art form and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the conclusion of your weekend. Ring to book or inquire about Keith's latest courses.

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