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  1. – 11.6.2023

A challenge of steel: Make your own chef´s knife! My chef´s knife course is intended for beginners, those interested in demanding craftsmanship who are not afraid to challenge their skills and creativity. This is a weekend course during which you design and make your own knife. On this course you will learn the basics of forging and make your very own practical kitchen knife with a wooden handle- a knife that will last from generation to generation.

The course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced hobbyists. I only take six students at a time because I want to guarantee individual teaching and provide participants with happy experiences of learning and achieving.


The chef´s knife making course in an intensive course at our Hanhiniitty workshop in Niinisaari, Puumala. The course will start on Friday at 6 pm, and the following days timetable will then be agreed together. On Sunday we will finish about 3 pm. The course will be about 16 hours altogether.

What else?

The Gallery of the workshop will act as resting place, with the possibility to make tea and coffee. All course participants will have to bring their own working clothes and it would also be good to have your own earmuffs.


The course costs 280 €/ person (inc. VAT 24%). The price includes teaching, machinery use, materials, afternoon tea or coffee on saturday and sunday.

It is possible to enjoy a self-paid lunch at the village restaurant Niinipuu locaterd next door. On Sundays, Niinipuu offers Sunday buffee. See more:


We are happy to help arrange accomodation if needed.


We will insure you for any damage caused by the organizer of the course. It is still recommended to take out your own personal accident insurance.


We will take a maximum of six participants for this course in a first come first served bases. A more detailed course program and instructions will be sent to those who have registered.

If there is less than four participants, the organizer has the right to cancel the course

Cancellation policy
To confirm your reservation, please make your payment either in our online store or using payment details sent by e-mail. Payment must be made in full together with your reservation, and if you pay using the separately received instructions, please, e-mail us the receipt of payment. Cancellations are possible any time before the reserved date as follows: a) a reservation fee of 20€ will be charged for cancellations made more than 20 days before the booked service; b) 50 % of the service price will be refunded for cancellations made from 19 to 3 days before the booked service; c) the full price will be retained for cancellations made later than 2 days before the booked service. We recommend travel insurance that covers cancellation charges and fees.

I am glad to give any further information by e-mail or by phone +35840 740 1831.

Blacksmith greetings

Martti Malinen