Knifemaking Class

Pieh Tool
    Delivery time:5-7 days
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Pieh Tool Company has contracted American Bladesmith Society Master Smith, Ray Rybar to conduct this class.

It is a basic Knifemaking class, which will cover metallurgy, forging, heat treating, grinding, and sharpening.  Each student will be required to bring their own handle material.  All other tools will be supplied by Pieh Tool Company.  Each student will be supplied with two pieces of carbon steel and will have the opportunity to make two full knives.

Gloves, safety glasses, steel toed boots, etc., is the responsibility of the student.

Pieh Tool Company past class participants include winners of televisions Knife Fight $20,000 competition, and ABS (American Bladesmith Society) coveted Journeyman's stamp.  References available upon request.


Knife Making class in Arizona with Ray Rybar.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)


  • Basic techniques of knife making
    Heat treating and tempering
    How to grind and shape a knife style of your choice
    How to shape and fit handle material of your choice
    How to rivet the handle


  • Propane Forges, a Coal Forge, Anvils and Vises
    Swage blocks
    Sahinler Power Hammer
    TW90 Grinder, Baldor Grinder/Sander
    Chop Saw
    Band Saw
    Angle Grinders
    Hydraulic Forging Press
    Lots of tools


You will forge, grind, heat treat and finish one knife complete with handle.
Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.

Item #: BPRFM-Knife

Cancellation Policy:
$100 is non-refundable. The remainder of the fees may be applied to another class within 14 days notice of class date. Cancellations after 14 days prior to class are not refundable or transferable. Pieh Tool has the right to cancel a class that is not full.

General Information:
We provide a complete workstation with gas forge, anvil, tools and vise. Students should bring their own handle material, a notebook and pen. Students are required to wear safety glasses, and ear protection. Pieh Tool has a full line of blacksmithing supplies available for purchase as well.

Coffee, donuts and water provided.


Daily shuttle service available to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Camp Verde. For information call 928-282-2066 or view their website at