Olde Towne Cutlery offers a Knifemaking class for the beginning knifemaker. Our five-hour class teaches students how to peoperly “haft” a knife (put on a handle). The process involves selecting a pre-hardened blank from our large selection of blade blanks. Then the handle material is selected from our huge inventory of “scales”. The class teaches how to properly prepare the blank for epoxy, attaching a liner to the scale material, and then bonding with West-System Epoxy and pins. A one hour break is taken to allow the epoxy to cure. After lunch, the handle is shaped in three dimensions, with our instructor teaching the proper ergonomics of the handle shape. Lastly, the final sanding is done and a finish applied. The students will all go home with a beautiful finished knife!
The class is taught by our resident artist and professional knifemaker, John Coffman of Dragonfly Bladeworks.
Here are some pictures from previous classes:
Come Join us for a class and make your own knife!
Open Classes can be found here: