Bladesmithing: Forge a Scandi Knife

Metal Fabrication

Bladesmithing: Forge a Scandi Knife

This six-session, 18-hour course will guide you through forging a Scandinavian-style blade with wooden handle.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 7/16/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  2. Tue, 7/23/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. Tue, 7/30/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  4. Tue, 8/6/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  5. Tue, 8/13/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  6. Tue, 8/20/2024 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tue, 7/16/2024 - Tue, 8/20/2024


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Class, Has Prerequisite, Off-Site, Intensive Workshop

Offsite: Yori Seeger's Blacksmith Shop - 20224 Pond View Lane



This is Yori's everyday knife. It is a utility knife with a Scandinavian edge geometry that he uses on the boat, at the farm, and in the shop. It rarely leaves his side.

This course is designed to introduce you to forging a blade with requisite tang. It is a classic style of making knives in Scandinavia and is a quite fun knife to make. You will learn to hammer a rough blade and tang as well as create a wooden handle with a nickel silver ferrule.

If time permits, Yori will show you how to personalize your knife handle with an inlay of nickel silver wire.


Material fees of $85 for the Scandi Knife course covers the steel alloy bar, wood for handle (you may bring your own material if you like), and the nickel-silver for the knife ferrule.


One or all of the following courses:

Seasoned smiths and beginners alike are welcome to participate in this course. However, Scandi Knife students will benefit from the experience of the butterknife and/or the blacksmith's knife lessons.

Class Policies

  • This class is in an open-air workshop, so dress accordingly.
  • Wear natural fiber clothing only (no synthetics that could melt).
  • Wear closed-toe shoes or boots. Sandals are not permitted.
  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Yori Seeger
Blade Smithing

Yori Seeger is a sculptor and a blacksmith. He trained in Florence Italy and received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He cofounded an art school called Visual Philosophy, where he created and taught the curriculum for both blacksmithing and sculpting programs. He has worked in sculpture studios, foundries and blacksmith shops for twenty plus years. He specializes in large scale figurative sculpture, ornamental ironwork and forging woodworking tools. He is also very passionate about teaching these trades and traditions. View Yori's work at

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