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KNIFE MAKING CLASSES  !!!

Individual Instruction

 I offer several classes which I teach in my shop in Hampstead, Md.  I offer individual, one-on-one instruction, which I adapt to each student's personal needs and requests.  Below I have listed the current class offerings accompanied by a description and cost.  I do not run a routine schedule of classes, but instead offer the classes "by request" on a first-come, first-served basis.  I also offer "unstructured" instruction so that a student is able to come and get whatever his/her needs may be.  I currently teach on weekends and week nights, and you may request to "break-up" your 2 or 4 day class over more than one weekend if your schedule requires it.  You must be 18 or over to attend classes at my shop, unless I am able to make an exception due to special circumstances.  A Liability Release is required to be signed in order to attend any class.  If you wish to schedule a class, please Click the Purchase button associated with the class you want, Contact Me through the "Contact" link,  Email Me at CKNT@Verizon.net, or Call Me at 443-604-8297.

Please choose which Class you are interested in below and click on it for more info:

  • Basic Knife Making 1- Group
    Basic Knife Making 1- Group
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Make Your Own Fully Forged & Finished Full Tang Knife!
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  • Bladesmithing 101- Group
    Bladesmithing 101- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn how to Forge and Rough Grind knife blades!
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  • Bladesmithing 201- Group
    Bladesmithing 201- Group
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Bundle Bladesmithing 101 & 102 and save
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  • Bladesmithing 102- Group
    Bladesmithing 102- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn Blade Grinding, Heat Treating, and Finishing!
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  • Leather Sheath Making 101- Group
    Leather Sheath Making 101- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    This 1 Day class will cover sheath Design, Retention, Templates, Tooling, Stitching, Dying, & Finishing. Students will create their own sheath!
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  • Kydex Sheaths 101- Group
    Kydex Sheaths 101- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    This 1 Day class will cover Kydex Sheath Design, Retention, Fit, Templates, Pressing, Rivets, Finishing. Students will create their own sheath!
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  • Half-Day Custom Lesson- Group
    Half-Day Custom Lesson- Group
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    This Half-Day (4 hrs.) session will cover most topics you wish to learn about.
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  • Sheath Making 201- Group
    Sheath Making 201- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your lesson
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    This 2 Day class will cover both Leather Sheaths and Kydex Sheaths. Students will create 2 sheaths!
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  • Full Day- Custom Lesson- Group
    Full Day- Custom Lesson- Group
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    This class is a Full Day (8 hrs.) session devoted to whatever your specific needs may be.
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  • Beginner's Damascus Making- Group
    Beginner's Damascus Making- Group
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18323 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18323 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn to Forge Weld Damascus billets and simple patterning!
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  • Hamons ! - Group
    Hamons ! - Group
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn the Techniques required to produce beautiful Hamons !
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  • Handles & Guards- Group
    Handles & Guards- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn How to Make Knife Handles & Guards!
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  • Basic Blacksmithing- Group
    Basic Blacksmithing- Group
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Basic Blacksmithing Skills needed for knife making!
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  • Basic Blacksmithing
    Basic Blacksmithing
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Basic Blacksmithing Skills needed for knife making!
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  • Basic Knife Making 1
    Basic Knife Making 1
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Ed Clarke Knives, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Make Your Own Fully Forged & Finished Full Tang Knife!
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  • Bladesmithing 101
    Bladesmithing 101
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn how to Forge knife blades!
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  • Bladesmithing 102
    Bladesmithing 102
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Ed will contact you to schedule your class
    18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Learn Blade Grinding, Heat Treating, and Finishing!
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  • Bladesmithing 201
    Bladesmithing 201
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Time is TBD
    Hampstead, 18325 Upper Beckleysville Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, USA
    Bundle Bladesmithing 101 & 102 and save
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Basic Knife Making 1

This is a 2 day class, during which the basic blacksmithing skills needed to forge a knife blade are taught.  NO KNIVES are made in this class, only the skills needed to forge a knife.  The student will learn coal forge and propane forge fire management, hammer control and techniques, creation of scrolls, hooks, and other projects as time allows.

 

Tuition:          $640     

Materials Fee: $60

 

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Bladesmithing 101

This 2 day class focuses solely on the forging of blades and does not include heat treatment or finishing.  This is a great class to really hone some blade forging skills.  You will forge as many blades as you wish during this class, learning: Proper forging temperatures, Forming the point, tapering the blade, forming the heel and plunge, drawing the blade bevels, and forging the handle for full and hidden tang knives.

Tuition:             $640 

Materials Fee:  $60

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This is a 3 day class, during which the student will forge, rough grind, heat treat, finish grind, and put a handle on a full-tang, guardless knife.  This is a very condensed class and will give the student a taste of what it is to forge and complete a knife.  Most students leave with a completed knife ready for a sheath.

Tuition:             $960

Materials Fee:  $110

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Bladesmithing 102

2 days of rough grinding, heat treatment, finish grinding, and hand-finishing the blades forged in Bladesmithing 101, or any blades you may have forged on your own.  Pre-Forged blades can also be purchased for this class.

Tuition:             $640 

Materials Fee:  $60

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Bladesmithing 201

This is a 4 day class, which includes both Bladesmithing 101 & Bladesmithing 102.  Taking this combination will qualify you for a $50 discount!

 

Tuition:              $1,280

Materials Fee:   $120

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Handles & Guards

This is a 2 day class that goes in-depth into the subject of handles & guards.  Includes stabilized exotic wood block/scales and choice of guard materials.

Tuition:              $640 

Materials Fee:  $110

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Hamons 101

This is a 2 day class in which students will receive in-depth instruction on the techniques used to create beautiful, active Hamons, as well as methods utilized to properly finish and bring-out the best in a Hamon.  Students will create and finish a hamon of his/her own design!

Tuition:             $640 

Materials Fee:  $60

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Damascus 101

In this 2 day class, Forge welding theory and technique are taught, and the student will create a 1" x 1/4" x 12" bar of his/her own damascus in a basic pattern such as ladder, rain drop, random, etc.!

Tuition:             $640 

Materials Fee:  $110

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Sheath Making 101

This 2 day class will include instruction on the creation of both leather and kydex sheaths.  This will include instruction on inlays and blade retention as well. 

Tuition:             $640 

Materials Fee:  $90

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