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Scandi-style/ bushcraft knife class 2022

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 6, 2022


Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer

Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4

Class Description: 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. This is a 2-day class and will be held on March 5&6, 2021 at the School of Horseshoeing. Parent and child combos welcome; students under 18 need a parent or guardian over 18 onsite even if parent is not taking the class. Students should have at least basic blacksmithing skills. Cost is $140 per student.
Instructor Paul Widenhoefer has been making knives for over fifteen 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.
Questions: Paul Widenhoefer, 612-408-5007, pwidenhoefer@gmail.com
To register for this class: Send a check for $140 written out to “The Guild of Metalsmiths” to:
Paul Widenhoefer
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.


March 5
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


MN School of Horseshoeing
6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Paul Widenhoefer