Learn the art of making a sharp knife from scratch
Experience the process of forging, tempering, and polishing the metal
Get hands-on guidance from skilled craftsmen in Da Sy craft village
Take home a personalized knife as a unique souvenir
In this immersive course, you'll have the opportunity to create your very own sharp knife from start to finish. Guided by skilled craftsmen in Da Sy craft village, you'll learn the intricate art of forging, tempering, and polishing metal. From shaping the blade to sharpening it, you'll experience each step of the process. This physically demanding activity is perfect for those seeking a hands-on experience and a unique souvenir to take home.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone interested in craftsmanship, metalworking enthusiasts, and those looking for a unique hands-on experience.
Meet Our Local Host
Our local host is a highly skilled craftsman from Da Sy craft village. With years of experience in metalworking, they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and preserving traditional craftsmanship. They will guide you through the process of making your own knife, providing hands-on instruction and sharing insights into the artistry behind the craft.
1:00 PM: Pick-up from Somerset
Arrival at Da Sy craft village
Introduction to the art of knife making and safety briefing
Designing the shape of the blade and cutting it out
Forging the blade in the furnace and shaping it with a hammer
Lunch break (meals not included)
Trimming imperfections with a hydraulic cutting machine
Sharpening the blade using various techniques
Polishing the knife to achieve a smooth finish
5:00 PM: End of the workshop and drop-off at Somerset
Round trip transportation
All tools, equipment, and material required for the workshop
English speaking facilitator
What’s Not Included
Meals during the workshop
Tips and gratuities (optional)
Other personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 5 people
Maximum Capacity: 8 people
Booking Deadline: 7 Days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes and No - If the weather is severe we will reschedule
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium - No prior knowledge is needed
Special Clothing Required: YES - Comfortable clothes. Flip-flops are NOT recommended. Shoes/ sneakers/ sandals are recommended
Special Dietary Restrictions: no, This is not a food tour. It is advised to eat breakfast / Brunch before the experience starts
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town.
Ground Transportation: Transport included
Additional Information: Refunds: All sales are final and there will be no refunds.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We got to help making a knife what we could take with us :)
How many opportunities do you have to make your own freakin knife alongside a real, sorcerer of the craft? The bossy lady who has earned her excellent local reputation invites you in to her home, into her gritty workshop, and puts you to work!!!!
So unbelievably fun and eye opening to the hard work that goes in to the tools that we use every day, and into the true spirit of craftsmanship that makes them so special.
My crew of knife makers loved these knives, and all of them continued to use them throughout our trip!