Montgomery Community College Knifemaking Classes are sanctioned with the North Carolina Custom Knifemakers Guild. Montgomery Community College is a proud partner of the guild.
Custom Folding Knives
Ed Van Hoy
August 28-31, 2014 (Th-Su)
Design and craft a custom liner-lock folding knife. The instructor will show the basic principles and methods of construction required to make a folding knife. Design, machine work, drilling, tapping, grinding the blade and finishing will be covered. Each student will complete a knife using both machine shop and common hand tools.
September 18-21, 2014 (Th-Su)
October 30-November 2, 2014 (Th-Su)
Learn knife-making by designing and making a knife under the guidance of the instructor. Each student will grind, heat and finish a knife using the stock removal method. This class is for beginners and intermediates who want to perfect their knifemaking talents. Each student will complete a knife.
September 25-28, 2014 (Th-Su)
In this course for beginners, students will learn the basics of making Damascus steel. This project-driven class will cover selecting steel that will make a good pattern, making a billet, using flux, welding by hand, pattern manipulation, and etching. Each student should complete at least one Damascus Blade, heat treat, etch, and final finish. If time allows more complex patterns and techniques can be demonstrated.
October 23-26, 2014 (Th-Su)
Learn to make adorned tomahawks using traditional forging, heat-treating, and handle finishing methods. Students will complete a tomahawk by the end of the course.
Introduction to Tactical Knife-Making
Barry and Phillip Jones
November 13-16, 2014 (Th-Su)
Learn fixed-blade design using the basic principles and methods of knife construction, including how to grind and heat-treat knife blades, as well as fitting and finishing handles.
Making Leather Sheathes
December 4-7, 2014 (Th-Su)
Every knife needs a good carry system. Design, cut out, and fit a leather sheath to an existing knife. Students should bring a finished knife for which the custom sheath will be designed.
All classes are self-supporting classes with fees that are non-refundable, except in the case of cancellation by the college. The cost of self-supporting classes includes material for one knife. Students wishing to have more than one knife must pay for additional material.
Montgomery Community College reserves the right to cancel any course due to low enrollment.