During the five days of instruction, most students complete 3 - 5 knives.
Each student will make 2 full tang and 2 hidden tang knives from L-6 steel.
One on one instruction of how knives are made at Siggma.
Working with 440-C stainless steel, and L-6, (old saw blades).
Discussions on the design principals and the function of fixed blade knives.
Five full days of information packed, hands on training.
The pros and cons of full tang vs hidden tang knives.
Learn how to get the job done with the equipment you have.
Finding the method of profiling blanks from the raw material that best suites your needs.
Bandsawing, plasma cutting, abrasive cutting, and flame cutting.
How to make brass guards, bolsters, and butt caps.
Flat grinding and slack belt grinding the bevel on knives.
How to machine the tang portion on full tang knives.
Attaching the guards and butt caps.
Heat treating of L-6 and 440-C stainless steel.
Satin or brushed finishing vs mirror polished.
Choosing handle materials.
Working with exotic woods, antler, bone and man made handle materials.
How to work with space age epoxy adhesives.
Shaping handles on full tang knives.
Various methods used to mark logos, names, and serial numbers on knives.
Sheaths. Do I make my own or have them made by a professional?
The 5 day class cost is $1,500 U.S.
Time permitting, and if you want additional instruction, the class can be extended for an additional fee of $300 per day.
To book a class just look at your calendar and contact Siggma when you have the 5 days free.
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your time slot.
The balance of $1,400 is due upon arrival.
If you have any questions or problems after taking the class, simply contact Jim for technical support.
YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND GET A LOT OF REWARDING SATISFACTION MAKING KNIVES!