Rustic Sgian Dubh (Skeen Doo) Class July 2nd, 11 am


Make a custom rustic Sgian Dubh in this 6 hour intensive class. You’ll learn how to draw out a blade and tang, grinding a knife blade, burning in a handle, finishing your handle, and leather sewing!

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This class will be held on July 2nd, at 11am at our onsite smithy in Palmer, Alaska. This class is for adults only as it’s long, involves using a grinder, and is intense.

What is a Sgian Dubh? A traditional Sgian Dubh is a small single edge knife worn as part of a Classic Scottish Highland outfit along with a kilt.

Join us for a 6 hour build on your custom hand forged Rustic Sgian Dubh. This class is going to give you: forge time, heat treating, grinding, handle making and fitting, and leatherwork all in one day.

You’ll start with a lightly worked billet and draw out the tang and the blade. Then you’ll move on to grinding the blade on our powder grinder. After that its time to heat treat the blade and then burn it into the handle. Once your handle is on you can sand it down and add a little carving or woodburning if you like. The final step will be sewing up the knife sheath and adding any decorative touches you like.

You will come out with a custom made Sgian Dubh, with your custom made handle, and a hand sewn sheath for your knife.


We provide everything you need for this project including safety glasses, aprons, tools, and materials. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and tie back long hair for this class.

We provide snacks and and water but feel free to bring any food or drinks you want or need during this class.


Class price is $200 dollars


Class is for 18 and up and is limited to 4 participants. Each person attending must have purchased a class slot, kids can not come along with parents.

We will have another class in July so if you miss this one there is another one coming.


Your class location will be sent to the email address you entered when purchasing, so be sure to enter a valid email and check for your class address.

If you don’t receive an email or you can’t find it call us at 907.745.1645






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