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Chef's Knife Forging Class with Mastersmith Bill Burke

BladeGallery’s Epicurean Edge is excited to announce a Chef’s Knife Forging Class, where you’ll have the opportunity to create your very own san mai chef’s knife under the guidance of Mastersmith Bill Burke.

Mastersmith Bill Burke during a chef's knife forging classDate: Monday Sept. 25th & Tuesday Sept. 26th
Time: 11am – approx. 7pm
Price: $950 per person plus fees Click HERE to sign up.

This is an in-person class at our gallery:
BladeGallery's Epicurean Edge
3628 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134

Limited spots are available, so secure your place now!

In this course, we cater to knifemaking beginners, providing an introduction to the world of knifemaking. You'll not only learn the theoretical aspects but also gain hands-on experience in constructing your own custom chef’s knife. By the end of the class you'll proudly walk away with a fully functional Japanese-style chef’s knife with a hand forged V-Toku2 san mai blade, personally marked with your name.

This is a perfect class both for beginners who has never forged and for knifemakers that want to up the chef's knife game.

Topics covered in this class:

  • Design principles of a chef’s knife
  • Basic forging & grinding skills
  • Basic heat treatment techniques
  • Japanese handle installation

Don't worry about gathering supplies - everything you need for the class will be provided. We ensure a hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on honing your skills.

Discover the satisfaction of forging your own Japanese-style chef’s knife and gain valuable insights from one of the world’s greatest chef’s knife makers. Enroll in this Chef’s Knife Forging Class today and embark on a remarkable journey of craftsmanship and self-expression.

Click HERE to reserve your spot now! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to bring your skills to new heights. Limited spots are available, so secure your place now!

In addition to the class, attendees will receive a 5% discount on the purchase of all chef’s knives when purchased the day of the class.

About the instructor: Mastersmith Bill Burke resides in the mountains above Boise, ID. Since 1998, he has been forging and grinding hunting and chef’s knives. Over the years, Burke built a reputation for creating the highest performance knives found anywhere. He developed a heat treatment technique for 52100 carbon steel that achieves smaller grain structure and keener edges than modern metallurgical science thought was possible. Bill became a journeyman smith in 2003 and was honored to join the ranks of master smiths in 2008. He has won numerous awards at knife shows around the world and his knives are regularly seen in publications including Knives Annual, Knives Illustrated, and Blade Magazine. He was also honored to be featured in Black Ink Magazine.

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