Make Your Own Knife in Tasman

Have you ever wanted to have a go at blacksmithing or knife making? Now at Make a Knife in Tasman, you can! Join them for a whole day activity – forging a knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever. Using the traditional Blacksmith tool kit of forge, hammer and anvil we first forge and shape the blade.  Once forged, a little tidying up with the file or grinder can be done prior to heat treating and attaching your handle.

Do you need any prior experience?

No, you do not need any previous experience or skills – just enthusiasm and a willingness to give things a go. We offer a unique day within the Nelson region and cater for all abilities. However, due to the nature of the activity, we only accept children who are 13 years or older with adult supervision.

There is nothing quite like a knife you have made yourself, whether for outdoor use or in the kitchen.  During the day you will forge a blade as it has been done through the ages, with step by step instruction and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the conclusion of your day. Come prepared to get messy – old clothes and shoes that cover your feet (no jandles).  They operate rain or shine, so no need to worry about the weather.  Bring a camera and join us for a day to remember. The knife-making day is the ideal gift for those hard-to-buy for people in your lives, and also makes an great activity day to celebrate birthdays, team building days or simply to try something different.

  • Runs from 8:15am to 16:00
  • Booking is essential
  • Lunch (pizzas) is included
  • The cost per person is $185


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