Japanese Chef Knife
August 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Students will forge their own chef knife in the style of either a Gyuto, Santoku, or Petty style, up to 9″ long. Starting with W-2 steel, smiths will forge to shape, heat treat and harden high carbon steel, and use a belt grinder. On the final day, students will learn the details of traditional Japanese handles, known as Wa style handles, and will be able to choose from a variety of handle materials to finish their knife. The result will be a fantastic kitchen tool that will last for generations.