Cutting Edge

Ages 9-12
Learn all about using cutting tools. Plus, make your own knife!

Do you love to carve and whittle? Want to learn? This is the camp for you. We crafting our own knife and sheath using high quality Swedish stainless steel blade blanks, a chunk of wood for the handle, and some thick leather.

Once everyone has passed our Knife Safety Certification and is ready to carve safely, we will start with the basics of how to hold an edged tool and operate it efficiently. Eventually we will graduate to more advanced knife use techniques and practice carving and whittling. Finally, we will be learning about how to care for a knife and keep it sharp.

This camp has a heavy emphasis on safety. Knives are tools that need to be treated with respect. Our instructors practice a zero-tolerance policy for any campers who do not take the knife rules seriously. Some students may get cuts; it is a natural part of the learning process. However, it is our commitment to keep every student safe while working with edged tools. See our article on knife safety for the 5 basic knife safety rules.

Features:
– Make a stainless steel knife and leather sheath to take home
– Learn and practice the Knife Safety Certification guidelines
– Learn advanced knife techniques

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