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Scandi-style Bushcraft Knife Class 2019

February 23 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm


Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer
Minimum of 4 students, max is 8

Are you afraid of being stuck in the wilderness with only a knife at your side? Or do you just want to carve some Dala horses with an authentic Scandinavian blade? Well we have the knife class for you! This class offering will be for making a scandi-style knife favored by woodworkers, campers, survivalists and woods men and women alike. We will be covering forging a blade, safety, grinding, knife steels, handles, heat treating, and sharpening for this useful and versatile blade. These are typically short blades 2″ to 4″ in length with a combination wood, bone, antler and/or leather handle. Sheathes will not be covered at this time. Students should have at least basic blacksmithing skills.
Paul Widenhoefer will be the instructor of this class. Paul has been making knives for over ten years and has taught knife making classes for the guild previously. He is also a member of the ABS (American Bladesmith Society).
Students will be expected to bring safety equipment, favorite hammer and any tongs for small stock you may have. Students should leave with one finished (or nearly finished) knife with a wood handle, if you have questions, contact Paul at 952-930-0070.
Send your check for $120 written to “Guild of Metalsmiths” and your contact info to:
Paul Widenhoefer
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Acceptance priority for this class is determined by postmark date.


February 23 @ 9:00 am
February 24 @ 5:00 pm
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MN School of Horseshoeing
6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Paul Widenhoefer