Knife Making Course

Create your own unique knife with this two-day course in New York City!

Craftsman Ave

Craftsman Ave

5.0 (4)

2 x 4 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $375

Join the expert teachers at Craftsman Ave and master the fundamentals of knife making with this two-day course in New York City!

Have you ever thought about what kind of person handcrafts their own kitchen knives? It may sound like the stuff of legends, but in just two 4 hour sessions, that person could be you.

In this workshop, you will make a classic French Chef, a vegetable slicer, a cleaver, or a utility/hunting knife, using the reductive (stock-removal) technique.

You start with a raw, rectangular piece of annealed tool steel, then cut, shape, and polish it into a bonafide kitchen blade. As the knife creator, you can customize and scale your design so your knife perfectly fits your hand.

After the first session, your young knife will remain at Craftsman Ave for hardening and tempering before you return for the second session.

In the second session (held the same day/time of the following week), you’ll create a custom brass-pinned hardwood handle for your knife and polish your blade to look exactly how you want it to (Shiny? Rugged? You decide!)

Finally, you’ll sharpen your blade to a razor’s edge using our custom sharpening jigs. Be as dramatic as you want!

Knowledge required
Beginner — no prior experience is required. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the core concepts of knife making – profiling, beveling, polishing, handle-making and sharpening.
What you'll get
  • All of the equipment and materials for the workshop.
  • Your custom knife to take home.
What to bring
An open mind and a willingness to get creative!
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive sessions, which are 1 week apart.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, bachelorette party or bachelor party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom or Father's Day gift.

Craftsman Ave is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

It’s our business to bring people together to make things and use tools that most New Yorker’s couldn’t and wouldn’t use in their homes. This is really difficult to do via Zoom. Gathering people in our post-COVID world requires that we take our guests’ safety even more seriously by implementing every possible precaution. To ensure your safety while at a at Craftsman Ave workshop, we’ve implemented the following precautions:

Small Class Sizes – We’ve always specialized in offering hands-on workshops for small groups of people. In the past, we limited our workshops to 8 guests. For the foreseeable future, we’ll be further limiting our workshops to 4-5 people max so everyone can be safely distanced from each other.

Last-Minute Rescheduling – If a guest doesn’t feel well on the day of their workshop, they can reschedule to a later date at no cost.

Studio Cleaning – With all the wood and metal dust kicked-up in our workshops, there are some areas of our studio that will always appear a little short of “clean”. However, you can be sure that we disinfect all tools and surfaces regularly and especially before each workshop begins.

Mask-Up! – Everyone – guests and instructors – must wear a mask, at least upon entering our studio. BYOM or we’ll be happy to provide you with one. After you arrive, we'll talk about everyone's vaccination status. Masks will only be removed if everyone present is vaccinated AND comfortable with proceeding without masks - otherwise we'll remain masked throughout the workshop. We will also have plenty of gloves available.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing – You’ll find plenty of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our space and everyone will be asked to clean their hands before each workshop.

Upgraded Ventilation – We’ve upgraded the air handling systems in our studio, effectively doubling the airflow through our space. If any icky things make it into the studio air, they’ll be quickly whisked out by our exhaust system.

Distanced Workstations – For

117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Your teacher
Craftsman Ave
Craftsman Ave

5.0 (4)

We transform "regular folks" into welders, woodworkers, welders, jewelry makers, leather crafters, knife forgers, and stained glass artisans in just one workshop. Our hands-on workshops are taught by local makers, artists & designers in Brooklyn.
Locally owned and operated since 2015, Craftsman Ave is a destination to connect people who want to learn how to do new things with a skilled and likable craftsman who can show them how to do those things in a straight forward, fun, and non-condescending manner. You can make cool stuff while supporting the makers and artists of NYC who we hire to lead our workshops.

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