Traditional Knife-Making (at Alchemy Industrial)

  • Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE1111521JL
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  • $137 tuition + $20 material fee
  • $105 tuition + $20 materials fee

Registration is closed

Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a hand made knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a four hour hands-on class culminating in completion of a hand made knife.

The class covers:

  • Safety and good practice
  • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
  • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
  • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
  • Heat treating
  • Grinding
  • Drilling or punching and riveting
  • Finishing

Class Goals:

  • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
  • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
  • Create a knife blade
  • Understanding heat treating

Location: This is an off-site class.
Alchemy Industrial Arts
9392 Wardwell Ave NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110



  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
  • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
  • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Ages 14 and up, all levels welcome.
  • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
  • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.


Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact: [email protected] or (206) 992-8509

Further Contact: David Hays, [email protected]

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