Puukko Classes

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Learn to make an approximately 3-inch blade, known as a Puukko – a small traditional Finnish general purpose belt knife – great for hunting, camping, carving, paring and all-around utility knife. Forge the high-carbon steel blade to shape, grind, heat-treat, handle and finish.

Skill level: Moderate

Duration:  Full day and multi-day options available. See List View below for available dates and details.

Cost: $380 (includes sheath)
Exotic wood upgrades available (inquire day of class).


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 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 me, 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 reserve the right to deny classes to anyone who we consider to be not physically or mentally capable of completing the given class.