Making a Norwegian Knife, Brukskniv
Morten Håkonsen, Instructor from Norway
$395 members / $445 non-members
Morten will teach beginners to make a brukskniv, a working knife with a handle in birch with inlays of silver. Students will also make a leather sheath to fit their knife. There will be an additional charge for knifemaking supplies. Morten will be bringing wood for handles, silver, leather, and blades from Norway.
Håvard Bergland, master Norwegian knifemaker, gives his highest praise for Morten’s knifemaking and teaching abilities, saying, “Morten is the absolute tops—the best knifemaker in Norway.”
Level of instruction: Beginners.
Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled, full-time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien, Norway, the capital of Telemark, a county that is widely known for its knife traditions. He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway. Morten is very innovative, trying to find new and better methods in his knifemaking. He is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011. Morten has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions. He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club, the biggest and most active club in Norway. He also runs his own company, selling self-made knives and blades, knifemaking equipment, and tools.