The tactical knife is the ultimate survival tool in extreme conditions. This extensive weekend workshop will give you the opportunity not only to learn knifemaking skills, but to put them into practice making two tactical knives of your own. We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives.
The course goes from Friday night 7pm until 9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am until 5:30pm, a very packed weekend.
Friday night focus on getting an overview of the process of making a tactical knife, looking at design and material selection and a shop tour. The knife dimensions will need to fit in a piece of steel 50 x 250mm.
Saturday starts early marking out the blade on a steel blank. The blades are then rougly cut out before being profiled on the grinder. After making the blades flat on the surface grinder, the bevels are ground in. After various grits on the linisher, the blades are ready for hand sanding to get all the scratches out. By the end of the day, both blades are edge hardened and put in the oven overnight to temper.
Sunday begins with work on cutting out the G10 blade scales, drilling holes and grinding to shape. Tangs are tapped to take the scale screws. The blades are then cleaned up for either a cerakote or stone washed finish. Finally the knives are assembled and sharpened.
You make two blades so you reinforce the lessons as we go. Our job is to guide, instruct and help you recover from any mistakes.
You will enjoy it and have two amazing knives to show off.
Cost - $850 (incl GST)
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea, photo USB.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate clothing and covered footwear
Booking in advance is essential
For starting dates see the upcoming courses list on the side panel.