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    Knife Making Classes

    (If a class date says out of stock then it is FULL and sold out, please scroll down on the date menu for more dates)

    If the date you would like is full or there are no spots left and still would like to gift this to someone special, please consider a gift certificate for a future class, this is also the way to pre-register for an upcoming class to insure that you secure a spot, since these do sell out very fast.

    To purchase a gift certificate for this Knife Making Class click this link here: Knife Making Class Gift Certificate


    Knife Making Classes by Indy Hammered Knives:  We are meticulous with planning and preparations have been made and tweaked in order for you to have the most amazing experience entering the old world craft of hand forging knives.

    Have you watched enough YouTube videos, been intrigued by the show Forged in Fire, or had a unfulfilled dream of working steel into an artistic, multi-generational and timeless piece to be handed down in your family for some time now but not sure how to get started. Well, here it is, the Knife Making Class by Indy Hammered Knives.

    You will start with raw materials and within two 8 hour days, leave with a finished knife. One to be very proud of! One that I will consider an honor to have my "crossed IHK hammers" on as well by successfully passing on a set of skills worthy!

    Knife Making Classes are normally a Friday - Saturday or Saturday - Sunday (9a.m-5p.m).

    (please review the dates you choose carefully as they vary)

    Please note - this is a working class, not a talking class! (I will teach using a method of E.D.I. (Educate, Demonstrate, Imitate).

    We have taken a lot of time to make this the best class available and find that a lot of folks felt that other classes were a little too much talking and not enough working, not the case here!

    What you will learn:

    • Shop Safety (First and Foremost a safe class is priority no. 1)
    • Basic Techniques of Knife Making
    • How to grind and shape a knife
    • Forging Basics: Proper Hammering Technique, Critical Temperature, Quench
    • Hardening and Tempering
    • Free Hand Grinding a Convex Edge
    • Crafting a beautiful finished handle from a selection of exotic hardwoods and other materials of your choice.

    What is provided:

    • 1095 High Carbon Steel for Blade Construction
    • An assortment of exotic hardwood handle material, bone, horn and synthetic materials as well
    • All the other necessary equipment and supplies to finish your knife
    • Full use of the Indy Hammed Knife Smithy, using the same tools and equipment, same method that I use to make all of my knives
    • 2:1 Student / Instructor Ratio
    • Small class size: 6 Students per class
    Work Environment:
    • An old world "Smithy" atmosphere with the benefits of the best equipment (take a peek in the shop by watching the Baptized by Fire video below)
    • Instructors of a 2:1 student ratio: James Wahls (owner / blacksmith), and Josh Wadsworth (Lead Instructor)
    • Knife Grinders
    • Surface Grinders
    • Bandsaws
    • Forge, Anvils, and Hammers
    • Heat Treating Equipment
    • Rest Room

    What you will leave with:

    • A fully finished knife and Leather Sheath
    • An unforgettable and cherished experience
    • A new set of old world skills that will carry over into all applications of life

    General Information:

    • Once registered, you will receive additional home study material as well as a liability waiver to be completed prior to scheduled class
    • You must be 18y/o to attend the class. If you are under 18 and over 14 y/o you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • You should bring a notebook and pen to keep notes and tips
    • You must wear safety glasses
    • You must wear appropriate footwear (full ankle shoes, preferably leather boots if possible)
    • You must wear pants, jeans or canvas
    • Bring snacks and drinks to keep yourself hydrated as well as fueled.
    If  you don't feel like a class is for you, buy the complete knife making kit to get started at home. Click here to see the kit: https://ihknives.com/products/complete-knife-kit-ihk-skinner
    A Special Note:  And if, you like what you see, but want to see more, please visit our Facebook page to see all the previous students in action https://www.facebook.com/IndyHammered
    Cancellation Policy: Extreme care and planning goes into every class with regards to supplies, schedules and instructors so that it is an amazing experience every time. No refunds will be given for cancelations.

    For those who like to be as prepared as possible please pick up a copy of my most recommended read and sometimes considered the blacksmiths bible: https://ihknives.com/products/a-blacksmithing-primer


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