[Class schedule]

FIRE & STEEL

Learn how to forge, grind and harden a knife or hatchet yourself and experience the old craftsmanship of Styria up close!

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Bladesmithing

In this two-day course, you will forge your own knife from a piece of carbon steel. Whether kitchen knives, hunting knives or snack knives - you can opt for a knife shape with a blade length of up to approx. 20 cm with a flat tang. On the first day you forge your knife into shape on the anvil. Then the sparks fly during contour grinding and the preparations for the heat treatments are made. Only then does the steel get the necessary hardness. On the second day we grind the knife into shape, make the handle from wood and sharpen the blade so that your self-made knife is ready for use right away.

Main

Instructor: Tobias Hangler

Duration: 2 days 8am ~ 7pm

Costs: € 550.-*

Location: 8111 Gratwein (see contact / directions)

Slots per class: 5-6

Events:

Jun 4 - 5 (Sat - Sun)

Free places: 0 - FULLY BOOKED

Jun 17 - 18 (Fri - Sat)

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Jun 23 - 24 (Thu - Fri)

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Jul 2 - 3 (Sat - Sun)

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Aug 6 - 7 (Sat - Sun)

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12 - 13 Aug (Fri - Sat)

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16 - 17 Aug (Tue - Wed)

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Aug 22 - 23 (Mon - Tue)

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9 - 10 Sep (Fri - Sat)

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17 - 18 Sep (Sat - Sun)

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14 - 15 Oct (Fri - Sat)

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20 - 21 Oct (Thu - Fri)

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4-5 Nov (Fri - Sat)

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Nov 12 - 13 (Sat - Sun)

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Knive Sharpening

In order to enjoy using your high-quality knife for a long time, this course will bring you closer to the microscopic processes involved in sharpening. Followingto the "learning-by-doing" principle, you will learn the most important knife sharpening techniques in just a few hours so that you can sharpen your knife yourself at any time. In addition, you will be given helpful tips on how to care for the knife, which will significantly extend the life of your knife.

For this class, bring your own knives (without serrations or recurve) so that you can sharpen them on the whetstone yourself.

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Course leader:
Florian Grosinger

Duration: 3.5 hours

Cost: € 65

Location: 8111 Gratwein (see contact / directions)

Events:

Apr 29, 2022, (Fri 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Free spots:  0 - FULLY BOOKED

 

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Hatchet forging

Pure blacksmithing! In this course you forge your own forest hatchet from a piece of flat steel with an inlaid carbon steel cutting edge. We use a traditional technique that requires special care in forging so that the cutting edge can be welded to the outer layers. Since the rustic ax shape requires little grinding work, we can focus almost exclusively on forging in this course. As soon as the hatchet has hardened and the wooden handle has been shaped, the last step is to handle and sharpen it.

Main

Teacher:
Tobias Hangler

Duration: 1 day 8-19:00

Cost: € 330, -

Location: 8111 Gratwein (see contact / directions)

Events:


Aug 20, 2022 (Sat)

Free places: 0 - FULLY BOOKED

Nov 19, 2022 (Sat)

Free places: 0 - FULLY BOOKED
 

* A variety of handle materials and high-quality carbon steels are included in the price so there is nothing missing to make a beatuiful, functional blade.The additional costs for rare handle materials and damascus steels will be calculated separately on site according to consumption.The knives made of carbon steel and damascus steel in the bladesmithing courses are not stainless - they will patina in normal use and can rust if not taken care of properly.
From now on the lunch on both days is included in the price!

[My knife]

WHICH KNIVES
ARE POSSIBLE?

Here you will find a few impressions of the works that were created during the the bladesmithing classes.

You can manufacture knives with a blade length of up to approx. 20 cm and a blade width of 5 cm. You may think about the shape in advance or get inspiration on site.

 

A large selection of handle materials and damascus steel patterns awaits you. If you have special requests for your handle material or steel, we ask you to inform us at least 2 weeks before the class.

 
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[Gift cards]

SHARP-SENSED
GIFTING

We offer course vouchers for an unforgettable experience or value vouchers for a high-quality knife for life.

 

A perfect gift for all passionate cooks, hunters, barbecue fans, knife nerds and those interested in the old craftsmanship!

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