Scandi-style Bushcraft Knife

Scandi-style Bushcraft Knife 2-day CLASS IS FULL

Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, 2024 from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

Location: MN School of Horseshoeing (see map below)
Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer

Cost: $140 per student.

Class size: Maximum 8.

Class Description: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 wood handle. Sheathes will not be covered at this time. Students should leave with one finished (or nearly finished) knife.

Class Champion: Paul Widenhoefer 612-408-5007 at

Tools & Equipment participants should bring to class: Students will be expected to bring safety equipment, favorite hammer and any tongs for small stock you may have.

Safety Equipment: The usual for forging with coal: safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing of natural fiber with no cuffs or fraying, and leather boots or shoes.

Lunch arrangements: Lunch can be purchased at a local establishment or bring a bag lunch.


To register:  For non-members, Click [HERE] to register.

For Guild members, Click [HERE] to register in Neon under 'Events'.

****Acceptance will be in the order submitted, based on the transaction date, and each person will be notified individually.


Alternatively, you can send a check written to 'Guild of Metalsmiths' for $140 to:
Paul Widenhoefer
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone or text at 612-408-5007

Questions? Email

Map of Location:


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