Instructor Tom Weir
Both aspiring knife-makers and intermediate bladesmiths will benefit from this hands-on class. Students will work through every step that it takes to complete a personal, fixed-blade full tang knife - from profiling and flat grinding the blades, to hardening and tempering the steel, and all the way through finishing with handles and sheathes. Students will be able to choose from several styles. You will finish and take home at least one knife with sheath in this five-day class.
The instructor will provide all major tools and materials; however, participants should plan to bring a full cloth apron, safety glasses, leather gloves, and appropriate clothing. This class takes dexterity and willingness to work. As one recent student said, “I didn’t know knifemakers did this much sanding!”
Tom accepts cash or check. The Cabins at Dry Creek in the Ozark Folk Center State Park offers a discount to Ozark Folk School students staying five nights or more.
You must be at least 16-years-old to take this class.
A registration fee of $106 is due at the time of registration. The remainder of the class and materials fee of $500 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. The total cost of class $606. This does not include meals or lodging.