Metalworking and Knifemaking

Creating your Norwegian Knife

Gene Tokheim

$320 members / $370 non-members

Norwegian knifemaking is a rich tradition that has been kept alive by many Norwegian smiths and knifemakers. In this course you will work with metal (silver or brass), birch burl, and the finest Italian leather to create a finished “Sunday dress-up knife and sheath.” Gene will provide all of the necessary tools. Class will be limited to 8 students. There will be a materials fee of $130 paid to the instructor.

Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 12-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount.

Gene Tokheim has been teaching since the 1980s in the United States and Norway. Gene’s knives have been exhibited in shows at the University of Minnesota, the Folk Art Museum in New York City and the Hedmark Museum in Hamar, Norway. Gene graduated with a studio arts degree from Southwest Minnesota State University. He is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist.