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Hand-forging Norwegian Knife Blades

March 7-8, 2017 with K.J. Groven

Level of Instruction
All levels. No prior blacksmithing experience necessary.
  • $130.00 Members
  • $180.00 Non-members

Learn to forge blades for your own brukskniv (working knife) from start to finish. In this two-day class you will learn the basic forging techniques of how the gas forge, anvil, and hammer work. You will forge several three-layer Norwegian knife blades while learning how to heat-treat and grind the blade. There will be a materials fee of $80-$100.

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About the Instructor

K.J. Groven
K.J. Groven

K.J. Groven grew up in Skien, Norway, and spent most of his childhood on the family farm working with his grandparents. In 1999, he left Norway to attend South Dakota School of Mines and received a degree as a mechanical engineer. After some time as an engineer, he built log homes and did custom woodworking. He was introduced to a blacksmithing club during this time and was soon making buildings, cabinets, and other furniture in the Norwegian style, as well as forging tools and hardware. He believes he has found his true calling.