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Folding Knifemaking Class with A² (Andre van Heerden and Andre Thorburn)

A7 Flipper by A² KnivesBladeGallery is excited to announce our first Folding Knife Making Class, where you'll have the opportunity to create your very own functional A² folder under the guidance of renowned South African knifemakers, Andre Thorburn and Andre van Heerden.

Date: Saturday June 10th & Sunday 11th, 2023
Time: 11am to approx. 7pm PST Saturay, 10am to approx 6pm PST Sunday
Price: $1,250 per person plus applicable 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 comprehensive course, we cater to knifemaking beginners and collectors, providing an introduction to the world of knife making. You'll not only learn the theoretical aspects but also gain hands-on experience in constructing your own custom flipper. By the end of the training, you'll proudly walk away with a fully functional folder, personally marked with your name. Collectors will have a better understanding about how high end folders are made and be able to use it to their advantage when collecting knives!

Topics covered in this class:

  • Design principles of a liner lock folder
  • Placement of the detent ball
  • Importance of the angles between the locking bar and stop pin
  • A² version of IKBS and the tools used
  • Discussion of grinding techniques
  • Importance of surface grinding to folder making
  • Problem-solving issues with your finished folder

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 crafting your own IKBS flipper and gain valuable insights from two industry experts. Enroll in this Folder Making 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 knife collection 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 South African knives when purchased the day of the class.

About the instructors: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at a tremendously high skill level. When they collaborate, they create A² knives. Their folding knives are generally considered to be among the highest performing flippers made today.

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