Knifemaking classes at the Hardway WorkshopJoin us for these very popular classes at the Join or Die Knives community shop: the Hardway Workshop. Over the last several years we have made the shop here in Richmond VA a hub for serious bladesmiths and knife enthusiasts alike. We are proud to offer both a one day stock removal experience and a two day forged knife experience. In all our classes, attendees leave with a fully functional blade and sheath that they can be proud of.
In our intro class, students will be working with a heat treated blank to grind bevels, build their own handle and learn the basics of knife making. Attendees leave with their own completed knife.
This will be a two day class in which students will forge a knife from scratch, heat treat, grind and install handle scales. A kydex sheath will be made for each knife. All materials and tools are provided as well as lunch both days. We will be forging a 6"x1.5"x3/16" piece of 80CrV2 High Carbon steel. The knives tend to come out to 7-9" overall length. We provide a selection of wood and manmade handle materials.