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Knife Making Workshop at Hammered Heart Forge
Sunday January 15th, 2023
Saturday January 28th, 2023
Saturday February 11
th, 2023

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

  • Design and draw a template for your blade

  • Profile blade shape

  • Drill and taper pin holes

  • Grind the primary bevel

  • Heat treat

  • Pin/rivet scales to the blade

  • Shape and finish handle

  • Sharpen, finish and polish


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

You'll  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.

Participation is limited to 3 students per session ... to optimize safety and ensure a quality experience.

Skill Level

Although designed for beginners, some familiarity with shop tools ... e.g. drill press, angle grinder, bench mounted belt grinder ... will prove very helpful.  This workshop is probably not suitable for those under 18 ... however, I'm often surprised by the competency level shown by younger people. I don't make any hard rules about age restrictions for that reason. 

Familiarity/experience with the hand tools/equipment can be acquired in the  Railroad Spike Knife Workshop. It's recommendation but not a prerequisite.Questions about this please ask:)


Workshop cost is $350 per participant.  Includes all materials. Space is confirmed with payment.


See drop-down menu below for scheduled dates when submitting your inquiry on availability.

All sessions start at 11am lasting until about 530pm. 


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:)

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. 


Knife Making Workshop Seat Availability Inquiry

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

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 studio prior as you'd like:)



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

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