Centre for Fine Woodworking - Knife Making

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school



Knife Making

In this three day knife making class you will have an option to make a Sailors knife or a Hunting knife. We will go over what metals to use and how to shape the blade, how to temper the blade, attaching a handle and how to sharpen, maintain and care for. We also will make a sheath to carry and protect the knife.

Course Dates
9th – 11th February 2019

Course Fee
$585 including all materials

Tony Grove


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

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(03) 5452674.

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Three day knife making class
Three day knife making class

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