KNIFE MAKING CLASSES
Knives are humanity’s oldest tool, older even than our management of fire and the hardest working knives in the world are Kitchen Knives.
Cooking is one of life’s great joys, and knives are often our primary interaction between ourselves and our food. The tools we use when cooking shape our engagement with our food and through that the people we cook for.
Kitchen knives are the most used knives in the world. Most people have at least one or more knife in their kitchen, with the average Australian household having five kitchen knives. This includes those who don't consider themselves knife enthusiasts or cooking enthusiasts. We may all differ with how many, what brand and in what shape those knives are, but the fact is that we all have them.
Making your own knives is an incredible journey into enhancing your cooking experience.
You will learn to appreciate good craftmanship, to acquire new skills and ultimately to engage with food in a new way through the tools you craft.
Our classes are run in conjunction with Space Tank Studios
YOU MUST BE 18+ to attend the class.
ONE DAY CLASS
Who doesn't like Cheese?
This is a relaxed one day class where students will make their own cheese knife and cheese board in one day.
A perfect way to get your hands dirty without the full weekend commitment.
TWO DAY CLASS
In this two day course you will make your own kitchen knife. You will design, grind, sand, heat treat and finish your own knives all while learning about the fundamentals of good knife making.
At the end of the course you’ll walk away with your own knife, a true kitchen heirloom. You’ll also have gained knowledge about how to make knives using the stock removal method, heat treatment and will have the foundations to learn further knife making skills.
This class is run in conjunction with Space Tank Studios
More Classes for 2021 will be announced through our members' newsletter.
Participants whose classes were affected by COVID disruptions will be given first priority on class dates.
INTERMEDIATE KNIFE MAKING
- INTRO TO STAINLESS STEEL
TWO DAY CLASS
Stainless steel is a remarkable achievement of modern metallurgy. It has been described as "the miracle metal" and the "crowning achievement of metallurgy". Stainless steel is not only a shining achievement of modern metallurgy but also an enduring legacy of human industry and progress.
In this course participants will make one Sabatier style Chef's Knife from stainless steel. From heat treat to final sharpen, participants will learn advanced handle builds and blade geometry.
*this class is aimed at people wanting to further their knife making skills, it is expected that participants have attended either one of our other classes. Or classes offered by another institute.