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 or call 910-898-9672.

Basic Folding Knife Making
This class will cover 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 other classes in knife making helpful but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. Self Support. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Basic Folding Knife Making | 9/16-9/19 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $356.60

Chef Knife Making
During this three-day chef knife class students will be instructed on how to make a chef knife. Topics that will be covered in class include: knife design, steel selection, heat-treating, knife grinding, blade finishing, handle selection, handle finishing, blade sharping, and the use of equipment and tools used in making a knife. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished chef knife using stainless steel. Simple wood handle material will be provided, but students are welcome to bring wood of their own choosing. Self Support. Instructor: Ken Hall
Chef Knife Making | 10/1-10/3 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

Tomahawk Forging
Forging a tomahawk is a great starter project for blacksmithing. Forging the head will introduce students to the basic practice of drawing and 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. Self Support. Instructor: John Hege
Tomahawk Forging | 10/8-10/10 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

Advanced Folding Knife Making
This class will cover design and construction of knife consisting of more advanced parts including 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 helpful but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. Self Support. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Advanced Folding Knife Making | 10/21-10/24 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $366.60

Christmas Knife Making
Just in time for a great Christmas gift! MCC is proud to present our annual tradition of the Christmas Knife class with the legendary Ed VanHoy. In this class, you will learn how to complete a knife from scratch including how to make a custom leather sheath. Students will design, shape, heat treat, cut custom grips, hollow grind, polish and sheath their own knives. Whether the class is a present for a loved one, a chance to make a present for a loved one, or just a present for yourself, you can’t beat this annual tradition. All materials will be provided. Self Support. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy
Christmas Knife Making | 12/2-12/5 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $375

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. Self Support. Instructor: John Hege
D-Guard Bowie Knife | 12/10-12/12 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

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