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Knife Making Class with Knifemaker Delany Bal

Sale price$800.00

Forge two knives in this one-of-a kind class led by expert knifemaker Delany Bal!

This class covers the basic design, construction, and principles of knifemaking in a two day hands on format. Students are provided two pieces of steel and will design and fabricate one Chef knife and one Paring knife. Students will learn basic handle construction from provided wood handle materials. Class participants will forge the entire blade from scratch, grind bevels and edges, and shape handles.

Delicious lunch included. Snacks, drinks and coffee are provided.

Lodging is not included; however, if you are an out of town visitor looking for some aid please send an email to and we can help point you in the right direction.

This is an incredibly special offering from John Phillips at Primeaux. Even though John will not be teaching this course he has lent his expert knowledge, all of his tools and will be available on the final day for a small gathering celebration!

The Primeaux Knifemaking Class will take place *in person* at our Primeaux shop:

908 Tyson Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

This is an introductory course so no experience is necessary
18 years of age or older.
We will provide proper personal protection equipment (PPE) but students must come prepared wearing close toed shoes and comfortable cotton based clothing.


Cancellation Policy: Extreme care and planning goes into every class with regards to supplies, schedules and instruction so that it is an amazing experience every time. Refunds for classes will be issued as in store credit that can be used for future classes or any products on the website.

We don't know when we will ever offer a class like this again and we only have two spots remaining.