Norwegian knifemaking, a rich tradition that has been kept alive by many Norwegian smiths and knifemakers, is all the rage in this country. In this course you will work with metal (silver or brass), birch burl, and the finest Italian leather to create a finished "Sunday dress-up knife and sheath." Those with knifemaking experience will have the opportunity to work on more advanced techniques. Gene will provide all of the necessary tools. Experienced knifemakers can explore knife options. There will be a materials fee of $130.
Gene Tokheim has been teaching since the 1980s in the United States and Norway. Gene’s knives have been exhibited in shows at the University of Minnesota, the Folk Art Museum in New York City, and the Hedmark Museum in Hamar, Norway. Gene graduated with a studio arts degree from Southwest Minnesota State University. He is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist.