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Build Your Own Chef's Knife

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Build Your Own Chef's Knife

3 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Build Your Own Chef's Knife

workshop

Build Your Own Chef's Knife

3 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

- The time frame for this experience is 3-5 hours depending upon your skill range and comfort with tools. Again, this experience is open to all levels of skill - from the curious beginner to the seasoned craftsman. - We have two options for knife blanks and a huge variety of knife handle materials. We will discuss the design for your kitchen knife and look at the various options for handles and knife blanks. - Select and shape the wood for your handle. After shaping it, we will go through the process of attaching, polishing and finishing your knife. - During an approximate 30 minute down time as the adhesive sets on the knife, we will go over sharpening and maintenance for your knife. - You will then get to go home with a razor sharp chef's knife that you created.

Polly Minter's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

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Your host

Learn more about Polly Minter

Polly Minter

I have been a professional knife maker and knife sharpener for over 25 years. I have made knives for chefs and collectors around the world. My knives have been in magazines, movies (recently "Blade Runner 2049" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling), prestigious knife books and Knife Shows around the country. I have made knives for chefs, sportsmen, hunters and enthusiasts of every flavor. I have a lifelong love of metal that extends itself from knives to cars to jewelry and I, along with my wife Polly, am the proprietor of Minter & Richter Designs here in Boston.

What's included

Drinks
Refreshments, water, seltzer, etc.
Equipment
All tools, knife-making materials are provided.

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Where you'll be

The entirety of the experience takes place in my metal-working studio, which is located in the Old Rum Distillery in South Boston, MA.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Patience and readiness to learn

More tips

This is a beginners class. You do not need to be a pro at all. But we welcome pros as well - all levels.
Polly Minter
Build Your Own Chef's Knife
3 reviews
From $475/person
3 reviews
From $475/person