Knife Making 101 – Sept 3

Sep 3, 2022 1:00 pm

Chimera Arts and Maker Space 6791 Sebastopol Avenue #180 Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States


A Hands-On Introduction to Blacksmithing and Knife Making.


In this class, you’ll learn to make a small knife. Not only is this an attractive tool, it’s also a pleasure to make, especially for those with little blacksmithing experience. One of the advantages of this design is that it’s a one-piece knife; you don’t have the extra work of creating and attaching a handle. This enables you to bring home a beautiful and functional finished product.

You’ll practice moving metal to specific dimensions, tapering and turning the beautifully curved handle. You’ll also gain experience forming and sharpening your knife to razor sharpness.

By the end of the class, you’ll have learned basic blacksmithing techniques and made a cool knife for yourself!


Jordan Pennington has been making knives for over 6 years. He currently works for himself and sharpens knives at Sonoma Cutlery. Questions?