Chef Knife Making Workshop

Learn how to create your own Chefs knife in a day

9 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $550 (or 4 payments of $138 Afterpay)

Have you always wondered how knives were made? Spend an exciting day with Cracked Anvil Forge for a practical introduction to knife making, and take home your very own hand-forged chef knife from high carbon steel with a beautiful handle!

In this beginner-friendly class, you will learn how to shape your own knife with a hammer and fire, as well as learn about the forge, anvil and tools used in the creation process.

The class will begin with a brief introduction by Wayne, who will guide you throughout the class. You will learn the basic techniques used in blacksmithing and knife making, as well as how to forge your own blade, heat-treating it, grinding it to shape and attaching it to a pre-made handle.

Don't have any experience with knife-making? Don't sweat it, this class is beginner-friendly and Wayne will give you tips and tricks to help you create your very own handmade knife from scratch!

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

Knowledge required
No prior knowledge required but some fitness 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 your head for some time. This is not suitable 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 classes are available, including NDIS funded.
What you'll get
All required materials on the day and an introduction to knife making by making their own forged chef knife in a day, including attaching a ready-made handle to the blade they forge and grind.
What to bring
Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes, a full-length shirt, and pants in cotton rather than synthetics. Please make sure you do not wear nylon or synthetic clothes or shoes.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 16 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Cracked Anvil Forge adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.


BIB'N'Brace Collective - 95 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe QLD

Your teacher
Cracked Anvil Forge
Cracked Anvil Forge

5.0 (4)

Wayne has been blacksmithing for over 35 years, using traditional and modern methods and techniques to create forged items from any time in history.

Teaching the craft has become a passion, helping others forge their own hand made knives and objects - both exceedingly practical and works of art at the same time. Guaranteed to serve generations of use.

He provides live demonstrations and explanations to the public and uses historical equipment and period bellows at various Historical events.

Based in Ipswich, Queensland.

Verified reviews

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Jan Kudyba Sep 2021

Great patient instructor, easy central location, small class size, creative freedom. I highly recommend it.

Sanel Duranovic Sep 2021

awesome day with Wayne and Josh. very helpful and friendly atmosphere, learnt quite a bit about forging and had a blast.

Chef Knife Making Workshop review by Sanel Duranovic

Mary Wright Jun 2021

Had a great day making this knife. All the equipment needed was on site. Very friendly instructor!

Chef Knife Making Workshop review by Mary Wright

Melissa Nicol Apr 2021

Excellent class where with no prior knowledge or experience you leave with something unique and useful.
Everything is provided and the instructor very knowledgeable with years of experience and a great friendly nature.
I’d do it again and recommend to anyone to try at least once.

Chef Knife Making Workshop review by Melissa Nicol Sydney
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