Tommy McNabb Knifemaking Scholarship – This scholarship provides $200 per class for a student who enrolls in a knifemaking class with an expressed financial need. Recipients must demonstrate an interest in knifemaking by individual study to the point at which they are ready for formal training. Contact the Continuing Education Office for an application at ce-registration@montgomery.edu or call 910-898-9672.

*(SS) Self supporting classes are non-refundable except in the case of cancellation by the college.

Basic Knife Grinding Techniques
The core of all knife making is the 2”x72” belt grinder. This class covers the importance of proper set up of the machine as well as proper technique. Students will grind knife blades to learn different grinding techniques. By the end of class students will have a complete working knowledge of the machine and its capabilities. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Basic Knife Grinding Techniques | 2/24-2/27 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $356.60

Holiday Knife Making (Easter)
Just in time for a great holiday gift! MCC is proud to present its annual tradition of the holiday (Easter this year instead of Christmas) knife class with the legendary Ed VanHoy. In this class, you will learn how to fashion a knife from scratch complete with a custom leather sheath. Students will design, shape, heat treat, cut custom grips, hollow grind, polish, and sheath their own knives. All Materials are provided. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Holiday Knife Making | 4/28-5/1 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $375

Basic Knife Making 101
This class teaches the proper techniques of free hand grinding, it will cover hollow grinding, flat grinding, and basic knife scale installation. It is open to all levels of experience. All materials will be provided, all students will finish a fixed blade knife of the courses design. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Basic Knife Making 101 | 5/5-5/8 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $346.60

Intermediate Knife Making 102
This class covers all phases of fixed blade knife construction, students will finish one knife of their design, and designs will be approved with level of experience. All materials for class project are provided. Class will be open to all levels of experience but it is preferred that students have some knowledge of knife making or having taken the Basic Knife 101 course. Students will finish a completed knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Intermediate Knife Making 102 | 6/23-6/26 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $346.60

Advanced Knife Making 103
This class covers more advanced methods of custom fixed blade knife making to include advanced grinding techniques and handle installation including hidden tang. All materials for class project will be provided. Class is open to all levels of experience. Some knowledge of knife making or completion of Basic Knife Making 101 and Intermediate Knife Making 102 is recommended. Students will finish a completed knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Advanced Knife Making 103 | 8/25-8/28 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $356.60

Basic Folding Knife Making
This class covers basic design and construction of a frame lock folding knife with exposed pivots. All materials for class will be provided. Class is open to all levels of experience. Some knowledge of knife making or completion of other classes in knife making is recommended but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. * Limited seating available* Basic knife grinding skills are highly suggested for this class. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Basic Folding Knife Making | 9/15-9/18 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $356.60

Advanced Folding Knife Making
This class covers design and construction of knives, including advanced topics like the use of hidden pivot, bolsters and liners. Class will be open to all levels of experience. All materials will be provided for the class. Some knowledge of knife making is recommended but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. * Limited seating available* Basic knife grinding skills are required for this class. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Advanced Folding Knife Making | 10/20-10/23 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $366.60

Tomahawk Forging
Forging a tomahawk is a great starter project for blacksmithing. Forging the head will introduce students to the basic practice of drawing & shaping steel as well as forge-welding and heat treating to harden the edge. Students will forge a traditional style “wrap-around” tomahawk head and will shape/ fit the handle form provided hardwood blanks. Then students will personalize and complete this “hawk” with traditional details and embellishments of their choosing. Open to all levels of experience. Instructor: John Hege
Tomahawk Forging| 10/28-10/30 | FSASU | 9AM-6PM | $316.60

D-Guard Bowie Knife
A “D-Guard” Bowie was the traditional short sword carried by many confederate troops during the American Civil War. So called because the closed hand guard is shaped like a D, it is a large fighting Bowie featuring a blade about 16 or more inches long. While there are many manufactured versions, there are also many other versions made by local blacksmiths. Making a D-Guard Bowie is a good project for someone new to bladesmithing. During the class, students will hammer out, harden and finish a blade and fashion and fit a steel guard and wooden handle. Instructor: John Hege
D-Guard Bowie Knife | 12/9-12/11 | FSASU | 9AM-6PM | $316.60

Intro to Damascus Knife Making
Who doesn’t love Damascus? The beauty of the two interwoven metals is mesmerizing! In this intermediate level class we will learn all about it. Students will forge out their own billet blanks and learn about forming patterning. Once the billet is formed the students will them learn to grind knives from the blanks. Basic knife grinding skills are required for this class. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Intro to Damascus Knife Making | 11/17-11/20 | THFSASU | 9AM-6PM | $356.60