In this skilled class, you will make the “two brothers” knives—two knives with handles made of two very different materials and inlaid with silver. Morten says he will provide you with the best Norwegian handles available! The leather sheath's will include a silver band on the edge and be decorated using the “pauting” technique. There will be a materials fee of $200.
Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled, full-time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien, Norway, the capital of Telemark, a county that is widely known for its knife traditions. He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway. Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions. He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club, the biggest and most active club in Norway.