Class: Fundamentals of Grinding
Friday, June 3rd
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Class Description: Tom Krein and Lucas Burnley will provide a general overview on grinds, technique and different equipment. The class will be interactive and Krein will answer questions and demonstrate suggestions for common issues.
"I have been fascinated with knives for as long as I can remember. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a knife… Growing up I usually had a slip joint of some kind in my pocket. As I got older I realized how useful a good knife was while playing in the woods, or fishing on the creek.
After seeing a copy of Blade magazine my sophomore year in high school I decided that I wanted to be a custom knifemaker. After reading everything I could find on the subject I started making some fixed blades around 1993. A little later I got a chance to work for knife making legends Bob Dozier, and A.G. Russell. I currently work for myself and my three boys help in the shop.
Knives are some of man’s oldest tools. I feel the beauty of a knife is that it can be tool and weapon in one package. In my knives I feel that form should follow function. This doesn’t mean that a knife can’t be beautiful, just that its functionality shouldn’t be affected by aesthetics.
I continually strive to improve my knives and the methods I use to build them."
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