Collection: Book Knife Making Classes

Please email or Text 646-241-4263 for questions or to book a group class and cook out, Catering Available. Private classes are available at an up charge. Above is a “Book Now” button where you can schedule a class for yourself. The workshop is located in Tampa, Florida just off I-4 near dinosaur world. 
12921 Cox Lane Trl Thonotosassa, Fl 33592

THIS IS THE ONLY CLASS IN THE TAMPA AREA WHERE YOU ACTUALLY FINISH YOUR KNIFE! Before you book with a maker ask to see their gallery of work, lots of frauds out there unfortunately. The Make Your Own Knife Class is a 8 hour class for $400 (2 people $600) that covers the fundamental techniques of bladesmithing and forging steel. The student WILL go home with a FULLY finished useable knife, NO HANDLE WORK TO DO LATER. Learn from a full time Professional Bladesmith whose 1 of 1 designs are valued by international collectors and renowned Chefs, not from some guy in a garage with and anvil and angle grinder... In the first hour we will practice forging different shapes and moving metal around until you get comfortable, develop a rhythm, and learn to correct your mistakes. Now you’re ready to forge your own knife. In the knife making class we will forge a camp, hunting, or kitchen knife of your own design or from traditional profiles such as a French blade, Gyuto, or Kiritsuke. Mirroring me, you will forge your own knife from traditional Japanese High Carbon Steel from start to finish with as little or as much help from me as you want. After forging, you will select a piece of handle material from my collection of dyed and stabilized burlwood and exotic hardwood then we will fit and shape the handle. In this class, we will learn to forge a knife, normalize steel, how to heat treat in a forge, quench in oil, how to fit, shape a handle, grind, sharpen, and polish a knife. Materials, safety equipment, food, and beverages provided. Typical class lunches are Smoked Turkey legs, baby back ribs, London broil fajitas, and Classic French dishes such as Coq au Vin. Classes are available 7 days a week, but weekends book quickly. Im a former chef turned Bladesmith and I have combined my unique set of skills and have created the perfect gift and extraordinary experience for couples, parents, and their children. Homeschool friendly. 6 student max.

I’m also offering a “So you want to be a Bladesmith class?” this experience is $1500 and will take 24 hours broken up over 3 days. Consecutive days are not necessary, scheduled at your convenience. The immersive Dagger or Short Sword making experience will cover Advanced Bladesmithing, Forge Welding, Tig welding, Heat Treating, Wood dying, Wood Stabilizing, Resin Casting, Hidden Tang Construction, Guard Fitting, and Advanced Handle Shaping. Materials, safety equipment, food and beverages provided. I make my living as a full time Bladesmith and make everything from raw materials. In this class you’ll learn everything you need to start making knives and handles. I recommend this class to anyone wanting to get into knife making before investing $$$$ in tools. The best bladesmithing class in Tampa, Florida. Gift a unique experience.