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Blacksmithing: Make a Carving Knife – FULL

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm


Blacksmithing Make a Carving Knife

Lucian Avery

Saturday, July 9th- Sunday, July 10th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

This Workshop is full. You may join the waitlist or find a similar workshop on a different date. 

On the first day, students will forge a Scandinavian style carving knife blade. The bevel will be filed carefully by hand. Then the blade will be hardened and tempered. On the second day, students will finish up their knife blade and make a wooden handle shaped to fit comfortably in their hand. Next, the blade will be honed to a razor edge. After the knife is complete, each student will make a birch bark sheath. This workshop is best suited to students with basic experience managing a coal fire and drawing a taper. Beginners who are up for a challenge are also welcome. No forge welding experience is needed.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Forging a Scandinavian style carving knife 
  • Basic metallurgy
  • Filing, heat treating, and sharpening a blade
  • Local wood selection for handle
  • Creating a birch bark sheath 


Lucian Avery

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • Students may bring forge tools they would prefer to use over those at Sanborn Mills Farm

Material Fee:

  • $25.00 paid at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require additional safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

275.00 / per student

This Class


7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


July 9 @ 9:00 am
July 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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