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Scandi style/ bushcraft knife class 2024-Day 1 of 2

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Instructor:              Paul Widenhoefer
Class size:              8 students max

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

Paul Widenhoefer will be the instructor of this class. Paul 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).

What to bring: Students will be expected to bring safety equipment, favorite hammer and any tongs for small stock you may have.

Lunch: Lunch can be purchased at a local establishment or brought with bag lunch style.

To register for this class: Send check written to Guild of Metalsmiths for $140 to:

Paul Widenhoefer
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Phone or text at 612-408-5007  Email: pwidenhoefer@gmail.com

To register online, follow this link: https://www.metalsmith.org/education/.

Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark, and each person will be notified individually.



March 2
9:00 am - 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