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At 08:00 on Friday , the course participants arrive at our workshop and are welcomed with hot coffee.

This is followed by a brief overview of the course schedule and then we start with material science - which knife is possible to build here in the two days and what is it suitable for.

Of course, all types of knives can be produced, such as hunting knives, break-open knives, chef's knives in various shapes, outdoor knives, survival knives and even machetes.

The choice of handle materials is not easy either. Domestic woods such as Swiss stone pine root wood in various natural colors, walnut root, bush-hammered beech, sycamore maple and grapevine. Exotic woods such as desert ironwood, Moroccan thuja and ebony. But also fossilized mammoth tusk, mammoth molar, coral or petrified wood. Certified elephant ivory is also an option.

As soon as the decision is made, we start work in the workshop. The last step of the first day is the hardening and tempering of the blade, and everyone is welcome to join in.

On Saturday we start again at 08:00 am. On this day we dedicate ourselves to the adjustment, gluing and shaping of the handle, the last work steps are the polishing of the blades and the oiling of the wood and the sharpening is done by us. Now the time has come for everyone to hold their finished knife in their hands and carry out their first cutting test.

We will then also demonstrate with the knives of the course participants that the term "sharp" is redefined at Schurian. 

"It's nice to own a special knife, but it's a challenge to make an exclusive knife yourself."

Thomas Schurian