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Knifemaking Class Southern California

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM KNIVES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Discover our exclusive hands-on knifemaking courses in Southern California, Orange County, developed in partnership with the renowned artist and knifemaker, Andreas Kalani. Acquire priceless expertise and training from a seasoned professional covering every facet of the trade, such as knife-making stock removal, handle forging, and sheath making. Whether you're a novice or seeking advanced techniques, AK UNIVERSITY provides customized courses to suit your individual needs and preferences. For additional information and enrollment, please visit the link below!

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SCHOOL OF KNIFE-MAKING

Elevate your expertise in all aspects of knife making with our comprehensive course. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned professional, our program is designed to collaboratively guide you through mastering the art of knife making. Explore topics such as knife design, tools, materials, grinding techniques, heat treatment, and more. By the end of the course, you'll not only take home a fully functional knife but also a newfound set of skills and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Join us to unlock your potential in the world of knife craftsmanship!

2 Day Class

  • Knife Design & Geometry
  • Tools & Material Introductions
  • Prototyping & Profiling
  • Grinding Techniques
  • Heat Treatment & Tempering
  • Handle Construction
  • Sharpening Techniques
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SCHOOL OF FORGING

Embark on a hands-on journey into the art of crafting hand-forged blades with our specialized class. Open to all enthusiasts, this course delves into knife design, metal selection, and functionality. Gain valuable insights into forging techniques as we guide you through the creation of an essential knife. Depart with a fully finished brute-deforge style knife, equipped with the skills and knowledge to elevate your craftsmanship. Join us to experience the thrill of forging your own unique blades!

2 Day Class

  • Tools & Equipment Techniques
  • Hammer Technique & Control
  • Knife Forging Techniques
  • Grinding Techniques
  • Heat Treatment & Tempering
  • Simple Handle Design
  • Sharpening Tempering
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SCHOOL OF LEATHER-WORKING

Join our comprehensive full-day workshop class, where you'll have the opportunity to design and craft a simple leather sheath or a hybrid Kydex leather sheath for a knife of your choice, whether brought in or created in our beginner class. This workshop equips you with essential skills, tools, and resources, enabling you to gather the necessary materials and continue your sheath-making journey at home. Beyond crafting a knife sheath, you'll also master the fundamental techniques of working with leather, knowledge you can carry with you throughout your life. Don't miss this chance to enhance your skills and create functional, personalized sheaths!

1 Day Class

  • Tools & Material Introductions
  • Sheath Design & Model
  • Sheath Making Methods
  • Stitching Techniques
  • Lamination Techniques
  • Dyeing & Airbrushing
  • Accessories & Mounting
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