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Create a custom knife at LLForge

1 reviewShelby, United States

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Experience hosted by Mike

8 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will build a full tang knife or blade from a high carbon steel blank. Choose from a variety of pre-cut, hardened and tempered blanks. You will use a 2"X72" variable speed belt grinder to establish a primary bevel. Once the bevel is established you will use the belt grinder to polish your blade. You can choose a satin, stone wash or mirror finish for your blade. Next you will choose from a selection of handle materials (scales), ranging from exotic hardwoods, composite materials. micarta, G10 and stabilized wood to name a few. Once you decide on the handle material you will have a choice of pins, bolts and rivets to secure your scales to the tang of the blade. You will shape and form your scales to fit your grip and liking. Next you will finish your scales and prepare for assembley. When the blade is assembled you will sharpen your blade with a controlled angle sharpening system to ensure the best edge possible. Depending on the blade you have choosen and your preference you will make a sheath or scabbard from leather or kydex. You will create a high quality, fully functional knife or blade that you will be proud of and use for years to come.
You will build a full tang knife or blade from a high carbon steel blank. Choose from a variety of pre-cut, hardened and tempered blanks. You will use a 2"X72" variable speed belt grinder to establish a primary bevel. Once the bevel is established you will use the belt grinder to polish your blade. You can choose a satin, stone wash or mirror finish for your blade. Next you will choose from a selection of handle materials (scales), ranging f…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
From $187
/ person
Sat, Aug 29
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$187 per person
$187 per person
Sun, Aug 30
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$187 per person
$187 per person
Sat, Sep 5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$187 per person
$187 per person

Meet your host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1 Review
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I am a blacksmith/bladesmith with over eight years of forge experience. I was a semi-finalist on History Channel's, "Forged in Fire," season 5, episode 13, "Horseman's Axe". The success of the "Learn to Forge" experience I am now hosting has inspired me diversify and expand the hands-on crafting and learning workshops at the forge. Check out what people that have been here for my "Learn to Forge" experience have to say about thier time here at LLForge. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/723615?source=p2 Each group of guests has fueled my passion not only for my craft, but for the satisfaction I get with seeing people learn, create and enjoy blacksmithing/bladesmithing for the first time. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity. You owe it to yourself to check it out. I look forward to seeing you at the forge.

Mike
I am a blacksmith/bladesmith with over eight years of forge experience. I was a semi-finalist on History Channel's, "Forged in Fire," season 5, episode 13, "Horseman's Axe". The success of the "Learn to Forge" experience I am now hosting has inspired me diversify and expand the hands-on crafting and learning workshops at the forge. Check out what people that have been here for my "Learn to Forge" experience have to say about thier time here at LLForge. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/72…
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Where you'll be

The experience is conducted at my forge, nestled in a quiet backwoods setting near beautiful Lake Michigan.

1 review

Teusdae
January 2020
Such a wonderful experience!! My husband has been really obsessed with makers, especially knife makers and for him to be able to make him own knife from start to finish (sheath included) was a once in a lifetime experience for him! We will tell all of our friends and hope to come back!
Such a wonderful experience!! My husband has been really obsessed with makers, especially knife makers and for him to be able to make him own knife from start to finish (sheath inc…

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Sat, Aug 29
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $187 per person
  • Sun, Aug 30
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $187 per person
  • Sat, Sep 5
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $187 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Snacks and drinks are recommended.

What to bring

Because of the extended duration of this experience it is recommended that you bring snacks and drinks.