The crooked knife has long been associated with canoe-making, paddle-making, basket-making and wood carving. In this two-day workshop each participant will make their own crooked knife, beginning with a bar of tool steel and using readily available hand tools. You will learn about blade and handle design, shaping and heat-treating steel, attaching and shaping a handle, and sharpening the blade while crafting your own one-of-a-kind knife. Everyone will finish with a crooked knife made to comfortably fit their own hand.
Instructor Joe Cebek began making knives in the 1970’s, and for many years was a professional knife maker. He has previously taught knife making courses for Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay and the Haliburton School of Fine Arts.