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Build Your Own Chef's Knife

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Boston, United States

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Experience hosted by Polly Minter

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
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.
- 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 s…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshments, water, seltzer, etc.
  • Equipment
    All tools, knife-making materials are provided.
From $475
/ person
Mon, Sep 28
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$475 per person
$475 per person
Mon, Oct 5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$475 per person
$475 per person
Mon, Oct 12
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$475 per person
$475 per person

Meet your host, Polly Minter

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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.
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…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Jeffrey
July 2019
This experience was a lot of fun, and resulted in a satisfyingly personalized knife. Getting to use the full featured shop and learn from an experienced expert made the time more informative and constructive of a time for a knife lover than I would have been able to get anywhere else.
This experience was a lot of fun, and resulted in a satisfyingly personalized knife. Getting to use the full featured shop and learn from an experienced expert made the time more i…
Jason
May 2019
Really spectacular experience. A lot of tool use, room to customize the knives and hands on help. And although it takes a while, there's a lovely dinner next door to grab lunch at that helps break things up.
Claire
September 2019
A truly unique experience! Scott was super knowledgable and my boyfriend and I couldn't be happier with our knives.

Choose from available dates

4 available

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 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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.

What to bring

Patience and readiness to learn

You are welcome to bring snacks or a lunch if you like. We have a fridge you can keep it in.