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Join our Railroad Spike Knife Workshop to craft a unique, functional knife from a vintage railroad spike guided by our instructors. This hands-on workshop combines history, art, and blacksmithing skills, upcycling ordinary materials into extraordinary craftsmanship. It is an ideal introduction to knife-making. No previous experience is necessary.


What You'll Discover

  • Material Insight: Select the best railroad spike and learn about upcycling. 
  • Forging Skills: Heat, shape, and refine the spike into a robust knife.
  • Creative Finishing: Personalize your handle and hone the blade to perfection.


What You'll Gain

  • Active Engagement: Be involved in the step, from forging to the final touches.
  • Personalized Guidance: Receive learning and support from our blacksmiths.
  • Unique Creation: Walk away with your own handcrafted railroad spike knife, rich in history.
  • Blacksmithing Insights: Gain knowledge of traditional techniques and the history behind your creation.


Note: Railroad spikes are low in carbon, limiting heat treatment options, which we'll discuss but you will not perform during the workshop. 

Railroad Spike Knife Workshop

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    If you have a date in mind, purchase your workshop on our booking page here:  Book Now

  • Location

    388 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON

    (Dundas & Carlaw)

*Participants must be 18 or older to attend the workshop alone. Those aged 12 to 17 need an accompanying adult. All participants must sign a liability waiver before starting.

**We provide safety glasses and gloves. During the workshop, please wear cotton long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and steel-toed shoes.

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