2020 instructors & classes

add a blade university class to your ticket purchase. classes are $25 each. 

RJ Martin, Award-Winning Knife Designer & Knifemaker

Class: How to Sharpen Super Steels When: Friday, 1:30-2:30pm Room 103 With the popularity of super steels CPM S30V, S35VN, 20CV…

John Young, Award Winning Knifemaker

Class: Keys to Takedown Knife Construction When: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 PM Knives made of a takedown construction—as the name suggests, knives built…

Kenny Rowe, Award-Winning Sheath Maker

Class: How to Tool Leather Sheaths When: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 PM Award-winning sheath maker Kenny Rowe will demonstrate border tooling and basketweave…

Bill Burke, ABS Master Smith

Chef’s Knife Blade Geometry When: Friday, 3:00-4:00 PM ABS master smith Bill Burke will touch on the blade shapes for European…

Les George, Custom Knifemaker

A Military History of Daggers When: Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM In A Military History of Daggers, award-winning knifemakers Bill Harsey and Les…

Caleb Royer, Professional Knife Photographer & Editor

How to Photograph a Knife With Your Phone When: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM Photographer Caleb Royer will show you how to photograph…

Bill Harsey, Award-Winning Knifemaker & Designer

Class: A Military History of Daggers When: Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM In A Military History of Daggers, award-winning knifemakers Bill Harsey and…

Harvey Dean, ABS Master Smith

Class: Let the Pros Up  Your Knife Game When: Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Room 104 You benefit from the decades…

Ron Newton, ABS Master Smith

Class: How To Make a Keyhole Handle Knife When: Saturday, 9:45-10:45 AM ABS master smith Ron Newton will outline keyhole handles…