Whittling Knife Making Course

11th Jul - 12th Jul

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coed Llwynonn


Whittling knife making course   with  Huw Jones  11/12th July 2019 

Over these two days you will have the opportunity to use traditional craft skills and more modern techniques to make a small strong knife suitable for whittling.  In this instance you will be issued with a high carbon steel blade blank (already sharp, but not sharp enough by our standards!)

Day 1 – You will design and roughly shape a handle, make a bolster from brass or copper, do a touch of very basic blacksmithing and get everything  100% in alignment before assembly.

Day 2 – Final shaping and applying a quality protective finish suitable for that particular wood.  After lunch we will do some proper sharpening, honing and stropping  of the cutting edge ready for the paper slice test (or forearm shave?!)

Dress for the outdoors.  Bring lunch and a mug for campfire coffee break.

A more detailed email will be sent to you on booking.

10.00am – 4pm   Limited Places   £120.00


Bookings no longer allowed on this date.


James Carpenter