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Zombie Killer/Chopping Knife 2-Day Class 2020-Day 1 of 2
March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$120
Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer, American Bladesmith Society and all-around knife nerd
Minimum 4 students; maximum 8 students (or more if there are parent/child participants)
Minimum age 14–must be accompanied by an adult
Do you fear the zombie apocalypse? Do thoughts of a worldwide economic collapse send you scurrying for your bug-out bag? Or perhaps you just want a good chopping knife capable of doing some hard work? If so, we are offering a knife making class for you! It is designed for someone with little forging experience, but can accommodate those with a more advanced skill set.
We will be covering basic knife forging, knife design, heat treatment, grinding, sharpening and attaching handles. Participants should leave with a finished (or nearly finished) primitive style knife ready for rough use. Due to time and facility limitations this is NOT a class to make a kitchen knife.
Safety Equipment: The usual. Eye and ear protection. No flammable clothing. Leather work boots.
Lunch: bring a bag lunch or eat out at local establishments
To register for this class, please send your contact info including address, phone number(s) and email address and a check for $120 made to “The Guild of Metalsmiths” to:
3618 Robin Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: (952) 930-0070 (home)
(612) 408-5007 (cell)
Acceptance priority for this class will be determined by postmark.