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Sat, 04 Mar


New Chum

Chef Knife making class.

Experience the excitement of knife-making with Cracked Anvil Forge's beginner-friendly class. Learn to shape a knife using a hammer and fire, and discover the tools and techniques used in the process. Wayne, our expert guide, will lead you through the class, teaching you how to forge your own blade,

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Chef Knife making class.
Chef Knife making class.

Time & Location

04 Mar 2023, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Chum, 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum QLD 4303, Australia


About the event

What you'll do

Spend an exciting day with us in this practical introduction to knife making, and go home with your very own hand-forged Chef knife from high-carbon steel and a beautiful handle! That you yourself have created.

In this class, which is suitable for beginners, you will experience shaping your own knife with hammer and fire, as well as learn a bit about the forge, anvil, tools, and techniques used in blacksmithing and knife making.

This workshop is very involved and includes forging your own blade, heat treating it yourself, grinding it to shape, and attaching it to a pre-made handle. It begins with Coffee, a safety briefing, Hammer technique, and a basic forge explanation.

This full-day workshop consists of:

    A safety briefing and tool overview (hammer/anvil/grinder/heat treatment).

    Blacksmithing: forging your own blade from high-carbon steel.

    Heat treatment: heat to non-magnetic and quench your blade.

    Lunch break: hydrate after the forging session and get some food into you!

    Grinding room: safety, tool overview, grinder operation, blade grinding technique.

    Grinding the blade: profile to your design, grind bevels to sharp.

    Finishing the blade: progress to high grit belts and finish with scotch Brite for a satin grinder-finish.

    Handle fitting: select a pre-made handle and attach this to your chef knife.

    Sharpening: we will sharpen your completed forged chef knife before you finish for the day.

The workshop includes:

    All materials required (carbon steel, hammers, tongs, anvil, gas forge, PPE, grinder, abrasives, etc.)

    Forging your own knife with a hammer and anvil.

    Help with grinding bevels or forging as required.

    Heat treating your own blade by heating and quenching in oil.

    All instructions and support required.

As this is a full-day workshop, it will include a couple of short breaks.

Please note: To complete the knife in one day, we will use pre-made handles and there is no handle construction component of this course.

Knowledge Required

No prior knowledge is required, but some fitness is required due to the hammering involved. You will need to have the ability to stand up in front of an anvil and lift a 1 kg hammer above the head for some time. This is unsuitable for anyone under 16 years of age or with limited mobility.


If you feel this may be difficult or would feel more comfortable in a one-on-one situation. Or may need additional help. Please contact Wayne, specialised class


  • 9 hours

    Forge your own Chef knife


  • Chef knife class

    +$12.50 service fee
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