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.

Advanced Knife Making 103 (SS)
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 (SS)
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 (SS)
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 (SS)
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 (SS)
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 (SS)
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