Basic Slip Joint Folding Knife


Mathew Boisvert

Class runs: July 31-August 2

Tuition: $500

Material fee: $40

Skill level: Intermediate and Up

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Ever wondered how a slip joint folding knife works? Want to learn how to make one? Come join us for a 3-day class where we will talk about and make a basic slip joint knife.

This is an intermediate level fast paced class – participants are expected to know how to use common knife making tools such as a drill press, grinder, bandsaw, files, etc. and already know how to grind a knife.

We will be using O1 for blade  steel and G10 for handle scales. All the relevant basics of heat treatment will be discussed and covered through a practical hands on approach. Students of the appropriate skill level can expect to leave with a finished Slip Joint.

Take a break from the summer heat in the amazing air conditioned Blade shop at the New England School of Metalwork !!



Mat has been Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, and metalworking since 2016. He has attended many classes at NESM and other schools in the northeast region. He enjoys machining and making Damascus, knives (folding, kitchen, etc.) and swords. 


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