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Introduction to Traditional Knifemaking – February 15th-16th, 2020- COMPLETE

There is no prerequisite for this class

This class will be taught in English and French

Useful informations

Discover the traditional techniques of forging by creating your hardened steel knife with a handle on silk. Participants will have the choice of several blade models. Once the knife is finished, they will have the opportunity to order a custom case, made by a leather craftsman collaborator Forges de Montreal.


  • Become familiar with a blacksmith shop and learn about the rules of work and safety;
  • Learn how to maintain a forge fire, handle tools, and acquire good reflexes of movement;
  • Experiment with traditional cutlery techniques (stretching, crushing, sharpening, peeling, tempering, relaxing income, etc.)

By the end of this training, you will have acquired the practical and technical knowledge necessary to be able to forge safely and independently.

Practical Information

Cost: $600.00 + tax per person

Duration: 2 days, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (weekend)

Group training, 5 people





Reimbursement policy :

Please note that we will reimburse the integral costs of a workshop if you decide to cancel your presence more than 3 weeks in advance; in other words, more than 21 days before the beginning of the class.

We will only reimburse 50% of the costs of a workshop if you decide to cancel your presence between 3 weeks (inclusively) and 1 week (exclusively) ; in other words, between 21 days and 8 days before the beginning of the class.

We will not reimburse a workshop if you cancel your presence a week or less before the workshop; in other words, if you cancel your presence 7 days or less before the beginning of the class.

If for a medical reason, you can’t come to the workshop you registered for, we will invite you to a future workshop without any additional cost, upon presentation of a doctor’s note. No refund will be made.

For more information about our policies and services, please call us on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 438-386-9182, or send us an email anytime at

Become a member

Taking this class will also provide graduates with the opportunity of acquiring membership to the Montreal Forges and all the benefits that come with. Want to become a member? Click here


You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. Do not wear synthetic materials as they tend to melt to the skin when blacksmithing.


Bring your lunch to class as there are not many restaurant options near the shop and we try to keep lunch breaks to one hour or less to ensure time is maximized at the forge. Also bring a water bottle that can refilled at the shop as necessary because you will definitely need to drink lots of water.