Class: Fundamentals of Grinding
Friday, June 3rd
8:00 - 9:30 AM
The Courtyard

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.

Blade Show classes start at $25 each. Learn more about Blade University by clicking here.

About Tom
"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."

Learn more at Tom's Website by clicking here.