Course Description

Held in Mount Nebo, QLD, my two day knife making course is designed for students with no or limited experience, but more personalized classes can be arranged for those who have already made knives or would like to focus on specific aspects of knife making.

On day one, the focus is on the blade: shaping, grinding, drilling sanding and polishing until the blade is ready for heat treatment.

On day two, the morning is spent fitting the handle, and after lunch, once all the hard work is done and the knife is finished, we can spend a relaxing afternoon cutting and stitching a leather sheath.

At the end of the course, you keep the knife, and you also have the skills to make one yourself.

To ensure we finish the knife on time, it should be of a maximum overall length of 25cm, and if it is a kitchen knife it is very unlikely we would have time to make a sheath as they take more time and effort to make.

Please advise me of any dietary requirements about a week before the course starts.

The cost is $600for one person, and $1100 for two. I will provide tea and coffee but you’ll have to bring your lunch.

Full payment is required at the time the course is booked.

It is refundable if the cancellation is done no less than two weeks before the date of the course.

Bookings and Enquiries

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Classes with Paul

Knifemaking Class

From: $600.00

Guest Instructor Class

Folding Knife Class

From: $800.00

Under the expert guidance of a formally trained French knife maker, learn how to design and build a slip joint folding knife in this exciting two-day course.

This course is suitable for complete beginners without any prior experience as well as knife makers who have been working predominantly on fixed blade knives.

This is a unique opportunity that will not present itself again as Quentin, our guest knife maker, is heading back to Thiers, the French knife making capital, at the end of June.

We can take two students per course, and courses will start on the 13th, 15th, 19th and 22nd of June.

We will supply all necessary equipment and materials, but you will need to bring lunch, appropriate clothing, and covered footwear.

For those willing to stay on the mountain for the duration of the course, there are a few AirB&Bs nearby.

Visit mount nebo for your full weekend knife making class