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Classes and Tuition from your local multi award winning, internationally recognised custom knife maker & bladesmith Bruce Barnett J.S.
Basic Classes include:

  • Introduction to Blade smithing (2 day forging to shape) Who doesn't love a fire and forging  a piece of metal into a piece or artwork..You will forge the blade to shape then grind, heat treat n temper, finish the blade, add a guard & handle then sharpen your completed piece…

  • Introduction to Knife making (2 day stock removal) You will design, cut out n grind a blade to shape, heat treat n temper it,  then finish the blade, add a guard & handle then sharpen your completed piece…

COST - $750 includes all tutorials, materials, safety equipment, use of tools, insurance, workshop consumables, morning & afternoon smoko, tea, coffee, bonox etc…. However due to the range of peoples dietary requirements these days you will need to supply your own lunch….feel free to request the use of microwave, fridge, pie warmer, etc:


  • Slip joint folders - 3 day class, you will have completed one of the above classes, or be able to prove that you are proficient with hand tools, can accurately mark out and drill holes, grind a blade, heat treat your choice of steel etc Cost $1125

  • Basic Damascus- 2-3 day courses available- basics of pattern welding, you will take away at least 3 pattern welded billets (1 per day min) $400/day

  • Advanced & Mosaic Damascus - $400/day

  • I will give you 100% of my time so maximum 2 people in a class and you need to be mates…if you want to learn all you can in your available time, 1 on 1 is recommended.

  • Specific classes can be tailor made & will be charged at a daily rate. Just ask…

  • Weekend or week days available


Brigdetown has a number of excellent B&B's & guest houses offering different levels of accomodation. Sunnyhurst Chalets, Windy Hollow B&B and Shambala Guest house are all within a few kms of my place.

Classes are run at Windy Hollow Forge,
56 Windy Hollow Vale,
KANGAROO GULLY 6255 (approx. 7.5kms from centre of Bridgetown)
Ph 0419 243 855
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