Knifemaking and Metalworking

Knifemaking is a rich, cultural tradition in Norway that includes metal work, leather work, and wood work. Inspired by Norwaegian master knifemaker Håvard Bergland, Vesterheim’s knifemaking program includes authentic techniques taught by highly skilled knifemakers from America and Norway.

We’re working hard scheduling our 2016 classes… please check back soon!

Recent Classes

To register for classes, please print a class registration form (pdf) and send the form, along with your class payment to:
Darlene Fossum-Martin
Vesterheim Museum
P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101

For more information, contact Darlene Fossum-Martin at 563-382-9681, ext. 215, or email at