Ozark Folk Center State ParkMountain View, AR, United States

Forge a Knife

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Mon, Mar 13 2023 9:00 AM CST Fri, Mar 17 2023 4:00 PM CST

Registration fee $106 due at the time of registration. Class and materials fee $500 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Total cost of class $606.00

Instructor David Spurlock

Beginning knife-makers and bladesmiths will benefit from this hands-on class. No experience is required. Students will work through every step that it takes to complete a personal, fixed-blade full tang knife - forging and grinding the blades, hardening and tempering the steel,  all the way through finishing with handles and sheaths. Students will be able to choose from several styles. You will finish and take home at least one knife with sheath in this five day class.

The instructor will provide all major tools and materials; however, participants should plan to bring a full cloth apron, safety glasses, leather gloves, and appropriate clothing. This class takes dexterity and willingness to work. As one recent student said, “I didn’t know knifemakers did this much sanding!”

This class is for students ages 16 and up.

David accepts cash, credit card or check.(does not include meals/lodging).

Lodging is available in the park at our Cabins at Dry Creek, newly remodeled duplex-style hotel rooms. There is a Folk School discount for students booking more than 3 days. Call the Cabins office at 800-264-3655 to book with the discount. To book rooms for less than 3 days, click here.





You must be 16-years-old or older to take this class.