Handle & Sheath Making Workshop


Learn to handle, adapt & protect the edges of your tools

10am to 6pm

A must-have skill for any woodworker is knowing how to look after your tools.

Spend the day making and fitting handles and sheaths for knives, spoon knives and axes. You can make a friction fit or birch bark sheath for a straight knife, a wooden swivel lid spoon knife sheath and carve and fit a handle for your knife or axe. Most people complete a handle and sheath in a day – it does slightly depend on complexity. For example, a simple friction fit sheath for a straight knife will be quicker, where as carving an axe handle can take slightly longer. Those with experience may well be able to do more than two in a day. For example, you could bring two unsheathed tools and make sheaths for both or bring a single blade and carve and fit the handle as well as making a sheath or carve a handle and fit an axe head as well as making a simple knife sheath.

Bring your own blades (we’ll need to see them in advance) or we can supply (at an extra cost). Once booked, we’ll be in touch in advance of the class to confirm what you’d like to do and make sure we have the correct materials for your tools.

All courses take place at our workshop on Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG unless otherwise stated

All course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked

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