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Integral Bolster Mosaic Damascus Knifemaking Workshop

Sale price$2,500.00

Unlock the Mysteries of Mosaic Damascus in this Integral Bolster Knifemaking workshop!
Forge an exquisite integral bolster knife *like no other* from your own Mosaic Damascus steel over four days under the tutelage of esteemed bladesmiths, our distinguished friend Casey Vilensky all the way from Vancouver, Canada and our very own John Phillips!
Take the thrilling once in a lifetime journey from raw steel to a polished masterpiece! Invest in an experience and memory that will change your life!
Making "Mosaic" Damascus steel is one of the most beautiful age-old techniques and in this four day hands-on class you will take part in the following:
Hydraulic forging

Power hammering

Fine tuning + basic parameters of cutlery design

Blade forging

Heat treatment


Hand Sanding

This workshop is for adults 18 years of age or older. We will provide proper personal protection equipment (PPE). Students must come prepared to work wearing close toed shoes and comfortable nonflammable cotton/natural fiber based clothing. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Travel and lodging are at the student’s expense.
This workshop will take place *in person* at our Primeaux shop:
908 Tyson Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

📅 Important Reminders:

  • CLASS DATES: Thursday OCTOBER 19-Sunday OCTOBER 22 2023 from 9am-6pm
  • 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 if we don't meet the minimum participant requirement.
  • Act quickly, as we have ONLY ONE spot available to ensure the best learning experience.
  • Registration for this exclusive workshop closes on September 20th, 2023
  • P.S. Remember, classes like these are once in a lifetime. Secure your spot now and be a part of this extraordinary journey!

About our knifemaking Instructors:
Vancouver, Canada-based bladesmith Casey Vilensky of Lynn Valley Forge meticulously handcrafts custom chef knives in his one-man studio. After two decades in the luxury automotive industry, Casey's focus as a craftsman is on unique kitchen cutlery forged from his own high carbon damascus patterns, ranging from complex mosaics to classic forms. Taking inspiration from both classic Japanese styles as well as his favorite custom makers from across the globe, Casey's knives are built for daily use, and designed to turn heads, with beautifully pinned sayas that match the knife's handle, and attention to every detail. Those handle and saya woods are stabilized by Casey, keeping the entire knifemaking process in-house. With a focus precise heat treatment, every blade has its hardness tested the entire length of the edge using a calibrated digital Rockwell hardness tester. This uncompromising approach to quality is evident in every knife Casey creates.

Knoxville, Tennessee based award-winning knifemaker, Forged in Fire Champion and chef, John Phillips' handmade knives are a testament to the Appalchian landscape that he calls home. He gladly spends hours crafting functional art, infusing his love and deep respect for each material's origin and history into every knife. John's mission goes beyond creating a tool, it's about enhancing the magic in the kitchen and celebrating the satisfaction and efficiency that comes from using a beautiful knife. His knives not only save time but also serve as a chance to create unforgettable meals. John believes that when you cook with intention and mindfulness, that energy nourishes the soul as well as the body.

Integral Bolster Mosaic Damascus Knifemaking Workshop
Integral Bolster Mosaic Damascus Knifemaking Workshop Sale price$2,500.00