HHF Knife Making Workshop
Date Options: October 1, 8, 22  2022

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This is an hands-on event. We start with a 1095 blade blank, hardwood scales and brass rivets.  Participants will:

  • Profile the blade shape

  • Grind the primary bevel

  • Heat treat

  • Rivet the scales

  • Shape the grip

  • Grind the finished edge bevel

  • Sharpen, finish and polish

Designed for beginners, however, our railroad spike-knife workshop provides valuable experience but is not a prerequisite at this time.

The workshop is led by Michael Sebacher, a local artisan and teacher.  See his bio here.

You leave with a finished, fixed blade knife and fold-over leather sheath designed and crafted by you.


This workshop is conducted in a working blacksmith-artisan studio located on a working horse farm with the company of others who share your interest.

We take only TWO students per session to optimize safety and ensure a quality experience.


Currently there are only three scheduled dates ... all on a Saturday ... October 1, 8 and 22.

Space is confirmed with payment first-come-first-served.  We plan to schedule subsequent dates in November 2022.


Workshop cost is $350 per participant.  Includes all materials.

How to Sign Up

  1. Fill out the info below, check your preferred date from the dropdown menu.

  2. Click 'Submit'.

  3. Availability on that date will be confirmed promptly via email.

  4. Your confirmation email will direct you back here to make your payment. 


Workshop Availability Inquiry

Thanks... we'll get right back to you with seat availability via the email address submitted.


We're located on a working horse farm so mind the ducks, riders, dogs, geese and other critters on the way in. 

The workshop is given is at Hammered Heart Forge Studio located at 272 Lowell Drive in Sharpsburg ... clickable map below:)

Things to Remember

  • Dress for the weather and the environment.  This is a working studio ... dirt, grit, and heat  are always present.

  • Leather gloves are required. Plastic based or nylon gloves are unsafe.

  • ​Safety glasses are required and supplied.

  • Long hair should be tied back or under a hat.

  • Nylon or plastic-based clothing is unsafe.  Cotton, wool, or leather works.

  • Photos are encouraged but mustn't interfere with others working.

  • Those under 17 must be accompanied by a related, responsible adult.

  • This is not a child-friendly environment and unsafe for children 12 and under.


Contact me at any time with questions:



You're encouraged to arrange a visit to the studio at any time:)



Pay only after you've received confirmation email from HHF

Any card works, PayPal will confirm the transaction.  Workshops are refundable up until 5 days prior to the date.


Knife Making Workshop at HHF