Zombie Killer/Chopping Knife Class 2023-Day 1 of 2
March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$140
Instructor: Paul Widenhoefer
Cost: $140 (covers metal, coal, handle material & some abrasives)
Minimum of 4 students. Maximum of 8 students (More if there are parent/child participants) Minimum age 14-Must be accompanied by an adult.
Lunch: local restaurants or bring your own
Do you fear the zombie apocalypse? Do thoughts of a worldwide economic collapse and pandemics 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.
Instructor will be Paul Widenhoefer, longtime member of the Guild and the American Bladesmith Society and all-around knife nerd.
To register, please send your contact info including email address and phone # where you can be contacted and a check for $140 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.