AZ CUSTOM KNIVES COURSES
At AZ Custom Knives, we offer a range of course options.
Course options start at a half-day and up: choose your project, timeframe and group size.
Half Day Courses are 4 hours
Full Day Courses are 10 hours (8am-6pm)
All courses always include basic materials
Material upgrade options are available (must be paid for upon completion of the course)
PPE options are available for purchase (including eye/ear protection, respirators/filters, etc.)
Students will receive a 10% discount in the AZCK Store on the day of their scheduled course (discount does not apply towards custom knives or the purchase of future courses)
- PLEASE SEE "PRICING & PROCEDURE" BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION -
General Blacksmithing Course
Learn the art of forging from our Swiss-trained Journeyman Artistic Blacksmith, Alessio.
In this course, you will learn the foundational skills of forging: body position and form when working at the anvil, how to move between the forge and the anvil + effective techniques for manipulating steel.
The most important thing is learning skills that will minimize injury and help maximize efficiency.
Examples of items being forged in this course:
railroad spike knives, BBQ tools, fire pokers,
dinner bells & coat hooks.
Knife Making Course
Have you ever wanted to make your own knife?
If you are a fan of the television show "Forged in Fire", you are likely one of many people who has developed the desire to challenge themselves with making a knife (or two).
Television aside, this is an opportunity many people would like to experience and in our shop, we make sure every person succeeds! You will have the choice of forging your own steel or doing a stock-removal process.
Not sure what the right approach is? Don't worry, we'll tell you what the proper technique is for the type of knife you would like to make because the best blades are functional ones.
Sheath Making Course
Every knife, custom or not, needs a custom storage solution; so why not learn how to make your own sheath?
Our sheaths start with one of two material options:
Kydex (thermoplastic) or premium leather.
Choose your material and any features (such as straps, buckles, embossing, etc.) + bring the knife the sheath is being made for - and we'll teach you how to do the rest.
Our sheaths are 100% handmade, 100% of the time.
Our goal is to teach you the skills that will help you feel confident in safely maintaining your own cutting tools.
In this course, we will explain the differences between popular sharpening tools and techniques that are on the market today and educate you what method(s) are appropriate for specific applications.
Worried about damaging your knives? Don't be - that is exactly the purpose of this course.
Let's be honest: you will either walk away with the skills to do it on your own or the knowledge that you would rather have someone else deal with your sharpening!