Knife-Making with Darryl

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Learn to make your own knife in this 2-day workshop with MakeHaven facilitator Darryl. 
The plan is to make a Japanese style Chefs knife, which is a very wide array of shapes, but to be more specific, we will make a ~6-8" Chefs knife in one of three styles. (Gyuto, Santoku, Kiritsuke). All materials included.

Must Bring
  • Closed toe shoes (they will get sparks and metal flakes on it)

  • Long Pants (Not synthetics, they will melt, Jeans or working pants are great, just nothing tight fitting against the legs. )

  • Shirt (again no synthetics, you will want something breathable though. It gets warm working the knives)

Should/could bring
  • Your own Safety Glasses, if you have them. 

  • A block of wood for a handle. (If you have something specific or meaningful for you, bring it.)

  • Lunch (I plan for a working/on the fly lunch so if you leave for food the class will still have some topics and discussion points going on.)

  • Something to transport your sharp knife in.

  • A few knives from your house. (chefs knives, paring knives, bread knives, any type)

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-day class: Saturday, August 6: 10am-4pm & Saturday, August 13: 10am-4pm

Knife making in progress--grinding and sharpening blade

Knife making in progress -- knife parts cut out

Real name: 
Darryl Bray


When capacity of event is full you may join the Waiting List. For online events a link to join the session will be automatically emailed after registration.
Covid Vaccination Required
Mask required

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.