Knife Making Class


Have you ever dreamed of making your own knife with your name, as the maker, engraved on the blade?  Now is your chance.  Both Weekend and Weekday classes available.

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Overview:  In this intensive, hands-on class, I guide you step-by-step through the process of making your own knife.

When you arrive for the class one of the first things you will do is select the knife you will make from the eight knife styles offered here on my website.  You will leave the class not only with a knife “made with your own two hands”–with your name on the blade–; but also a one-of-a-kind family hierloom you can use daily; gift to a friend; and/or pass on to future generations.

Class Schedule:  Each 10-hour class is conducted over a two-day period.  Weekend Classes begin with a 6-hour session (11:00 am-5:00 pm) on Saturday followed by a 4-hour session on Sunday starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 1:00 pm.  Weekday sessions follow a similar format with the first day of class held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and the second day session conducted from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Dates:  Class registration is currently open for the following dates in June and July, Class dates for August will be posted the first week in June.  I anticipate offering the class several times each month 9 months per year with no classes held November-January.

  • August 19-20 (Mon./Tues.)
  • August 10-11 (Sat./Sun.)
  • July 24-25 (Wed./Thurs.
  • July 20-21 (Sat./Sun.)
  • June 22-23 (Sat./Sun.)  SOLD OUT
  • June 18-19 (Tues./Wed.)  SOLD OUT
  • June 8-9 (Sat./Sun.) SOLD OUT

How to Register for a Class:  At the top of this page see “Class Dates” (just above the “Add to Cart” button).  Choose the dates for a class.  You will see the number of spaces “in-stock” and available. “Out of Stock” means the class is full.  Note:  Given several potential changes for class dates in July and August, on-line enrollment for upcoming classes is temporarily not available.

Cost: $325.00 per person. (Includes the knife you create and take home from the class.  Does not include two sheath options for the Lopez Island Drop Point which may be purchased separately.)

Class Size:  Maximum of 5 students per class.

Family/Friends Class:  Private class for families/friends wanting to book “your own” class (2-5 participants).  For information and to discuss available dates, contact me via email (

Gift Certificates:  A $325 gift certificate that covers the cost of a class is available for purchase.  (See the”Gift Certificates” logo on the Shop/Knives page.)

Refund Policy: 50% refund when cancellation is received 14 or more days prior to the first day of the class.  (Cancellation must be in writing sent via email to  No refund for cancellations within 14 days of the first day of the class.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.  (14-17 years of age when accompanied by a parent or guardian).
  • Signed Liability Waiver.  A copy will be sent to you after your reservation is received and must be signed and returned at the start of the class.
  • Agreement to a no smoking; no alcohol policy when on the premises.
  • Long pants (preferably denim or canvas); no dresses or open-toe shoes; cotton/lose-fitting work shirts preferred; ability to pull-back (ponytail) long hair.
  • Agree to wearing safety glasses and other safety clothing/equipment when instructed to do so.
  • Bring lunch and snacks.  (Bottled water, coffee, and refrigeration provided.)

Class/Shop Location:  Please note that the address on the H. Freeman Knives website is a home address–NOT my shop address.  For privacy and security purposes, the address and directions to my Richmond, Indiana shop (located just off 27  approximately 2.0 miles from Reid Hospital in Richmond) will be sent to each class participant after their registration is received.  Please note that my shop is located in a barn (no indoor plumbing) with the closest restroom facilities at a local gas station 1.9 miles away.

Class Dates

July 24-25 (Wed./Thurs.), July 20-21 (Sat./Sun.), June 22-23 (Sat./Sun.), June 18-19 (Tues./Wed.), June 8-9 (Sat./Sun.), August 19-20 (Mon./Tues.), August 10-11 (Sat./Sun.), August 3-4 (Sat./Sun.)