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Hands-On, Pressure Off

Sharpen your blacksmithing & bladesmithing skills through a variety of classes and in all skill levels. 

Experience what it’s like to work with a forge and walk away with your own knife in these private or semi-private workshops.

If you’re already an existing bladesmith, let’s work together to enhance your
skills.

Classes are led by either NORTHSTAR FORGE founder & ABS Journeyman Smith Jason Kraus or Guest Instructor Jake Krzenski. 

Classes / Training 

We offer a variety of classes  in a range of skill levels, as well as private and group classes.
Please see class descriptions for details.
Looking to schedule a different type of class or date? Fill out the form below and we’ll do our best to accommodate!
Before booking, please see full Terms & Conditions below. 

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Learn basic forging techniques and metal manipulation.

Skill level: Beginner  

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Learn how to forge a knife from a railroad spike! Forge a handle and blade to shape,  profile the blade and refine the shape.

Skill level: Beginner-Moderate

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Learn the basics of making your own leather sheath from function and design to understanding the functional benefits of a sheath.

Skill level: Beginner

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Looking for a group experience at NorthStar Forge? The Utility Knife Class is a great option for a group of up to six people eager to learn the basics of knifemaking. Inquire with the form below.

Skill level: Beginner

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Learn to make a Puukko – a small traditional Finnish general purpose belt knife – great for hunting, camping, carving, paring and all-around utility knife.

Skill level: Moderate

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Advance your bladesmithing skills in a two-day class where you will make a 7-inch santoku style check knife. Learn forging, grinding, heat-treating, and handle shaping.

Skill level: Moderate-Advanced

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Advance your bladesmithing skills in a two-day class focused on creating a hunter knife. Learn forging, grinding, heat-treating, and handle shaping using materials like 1095, 80CRV2, or 1084 steel.

Skill level: Moderate-Advanced

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Interested in a personalized forging experience? Our Private/Group Classes are perfect for those who want tailored instruction in forging, grinding, and heat-treating. Ideal for individuals or small groups, these classes cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Classes include Damascus billets, chef knives, rings, and more. Inquire with the form below.

Skill level: Beginner-Advanced

Looking for a specific date or class? Contact us with the form below.
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Booking:

Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking!

 

 Terms & Conditions:

  • FULL payment upon class booking. Any cancellations forfeits the full class fee.
  • Payment can be made via credit card through our Classes & Training Page.
  • Students must be 14 years and older. Minors will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian for the duration of the class. Please indicate this upon checkout.
  • Safety equipment is provided for all classes in the form of safety glasses, apron and leather gloves. Safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Please ensure that you have non-flammable clothing and sturdy leather shoes or boots. No shorts, sandals or crocs!
  • In the unlikely event of a class being cancelled by us, all class fees are fully refundable. However, we cannot be responsible for any other costs incurred.
  • You must be in reasonably good physical condition in order to successfully complete any of the classes. Bladesmithing requires a degree of exertion. The dangers for those who have mobility issues will make these classes difficult or impossible to complete. When in doubt, please call 612-597-5639 to discuss.
  • NorthStar Forge reserves the right to deny classes to anyone who we consider to be not physically or mentally capable of completing the given class.