Forged Kitchen Knife Making Workshop

Learn how to make a kitchen knife in this full-day workshop

8 hours Class size 1 to 2     label $950 - $1,050 ($950 per Mondays, $1,050 per Saturdays)

Looking for unique experiences in the Hunter Valley region? Learn how to make a kitchen knife with expert knifemaker Mert Tansu in this hands-on workshop.

During this beginner-friendly workshop, you will be making a kitchen knife from scratch using traditional Japanese methods. After forging the blade you will be grinding, hardening and polishing your blade.

At the end of the workshop, you will go home with an heirloom knife created by yourself! This is perfect to use day-to-day in the kitchen and will last for years to come.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Your own handmade completed kitchen knife.
What to bring
Please wear cotton-based clothing covering arms and legs and work boots or similar safety shoes.

East Branxton, NSW

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Tansu Knives
Tansu Knives

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Back in 2005 as a chef I wanted to use the best tools available to be more efficient at my craft and I soon realized common brand name knives weren’t up to the task.

They were made with “ease of production” in mind rather than the cutting performance, comfort, quality of the steel or the heat treatment; all of which determines the edge and the longevity of the tool.

After much research I moved from German knives to Japanese and then to custom ones made to my specs by custom knife makers.

However even with the custom ones I felt like there were a few things missing to make the cutting more enjoyable so I decided to start making my own knives to use in my kitchen in 2013.

I visited well known makers here in Australia and in the USA to learn how to forge blades, make San Mai and Damascus. One year later I was getting custom orders for knives from all over the world and building a strong reputation for my knives cutting ability.

After winning best new maker and best kitchen knife at a couple of shows I was getting more and more requests for custom work and was being featured in knife magazines. In April 2018, I hung up my chef jacket to become a full time knife maker.

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