Ballard Artisan Teaches You How to Make Your Own Chef's Knife

Want to learn how to create your own 6-inch high-carbon steel chef knife?
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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Fire Horse Forge’s custom knives, designed with high carbon steel blades, beefwood handles and bronze spacers, include (at top) the 8.25-inch “Peacock Feather” and the 6.75-inch “Damascus”

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During his intensive two-day chef’s knifemaking workshops (6/15–6/16; $525) offered out of his Fire Horse Forge studio (Ballard,1415 NW 49th St.; 206.229.6008), knifemaker David Tuthill teaches students how to create their own 6-inch high-carbon steel chef knives, beginning with design basics and edge geometry and moving on to heat treating and sharpening. Or you could skip class and just order a cleaver custom-made by Tuthill; any way you slice it, these locally made blades are works of art.

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