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Knifemaking

Montgomery Community College Knifemaking Classes are sanctioned with the North Carolina Custom Knifemakers Guild. Montgomery Community College is a proud partner of the guild.

Basic Knifemaking
Travis Daniel
Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, September 12th
$375

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. Cost of class includes materials for each student to make one knife.

Knife Sharpening
Barry and Philip Jones
Saturday, September 26th
$125

Learn to hand sharpen knife blades the old fashioned way using stones. Students will learn multiple techniques for sharpening both plain edge and serrated edges. Students are expected to bring their own knife/knives to the class.

Forged Tomahawks
Tim Scholl
Thursday, October 15th through Saturday, October 17th
$375

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.

Basic Knifemaking
Travis Daniel
Wednesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 24th
$375

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.

Linerlock folders
Barry and Philip Jones
Wednesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 7th
$375

This class will be a hands-on course in the designing and building of a linerlock folding knife. Each student will build a complete folder with a locking liner. Skills taught will included drilling, tapping, heat treating, and proper lock geometry.

Introduction to Tactical Knife Making
Barry and Philip Jones
Wednesday, November 11th through Saturday, November 14th
$375

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.

Knife Sharpening
Barry and Philip Jones
Saturday, November 21st
$125

Learn to hand sharpen knife blades the old fashioned way using stones. Students will learn multiple techniques for sharpening both plain edge and serrated edges.

Making Leather Sheathes
Travis Daniel
Wednesday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 5th
$375

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.

The Forged Knife Blade
Bill Wiggins
Wednesday, January 14, 2016 through Saturday, January 17, 2016
$375

Hands-on course in the proper forging, heat treating, and finishing of a knife blade. Topics covered will be steel selection, forges and forging tools, heat treating, and finishing of the forged blade.

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.

Basic Knifemaking

Travis Daniel

Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, September 12th

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.


Basic Knifemaking

Travis Daniel

Wednesday, October 21st through Saturday, October 24th

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.

Leather Sheath Making

Travis Daniel

Wednesday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 5th

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.

Forged Tomahawks

Tim Scholl

Thursday, October 15th through Saturday, October 17th

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 the Tactical Knife

Barry and Philip Jones

Wednesday, November 11th through Saturday, November 14th

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.

Linerlock folders

Barry and Philip Jones

Wednesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 7th

This class will be a hands-on course in the designing and building of a linerlock folding knife. Each student will build a complete folder with a locking liner. Skills taught will included drilling, tapping, heat treating, and proper lock geometry.

Knife Sharpening

Barry and Philip Jones Brothers

Saturday, September 26th

Learn to hand sharpen knife blades the old fashioned way using stones. Students will learn multiple techniques for sharpening both plain edge and serrated edges. Students are expected to bring their own knife/knives to the class.

Knife Sharpening

Barry and Philip Jones Brothers

Saturday, November 21st

Learn to hand sharpen knife blades the old fashioned way using stones. Students will learn multiple techniques for sharpening both plain edge and serrated edges.

The Forged Knife Blade

Bill Wiggins

Wednesday, January 14, 2016 through Saturday, January 17, 2016

Hands-on course in the proper forging, heat treating, and finishing of a knife blade. Topics covered will be steel selection, forges and forging tools, heat treating, and finishing of the forged blade.

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