Welcome to Hanhiniitty:
Finnish knife-making course

Next one is coming up: 8.-11.11.2018

The Blacksmith Martti offers to teach blacksmithing courses, the most popular of which is the Finnish knife-making course. Small groups have good space to smith individual and intensive teaching. Courses will be held when there is a minimum of 4 participants who have registered in good time. You can also put together a group yourself which we can then arrange a course and organize accommodation if need be. The course will be four days and 32 hours altogether. The next one is coming up on February, 15.-18, 2018. Join the team!

The course:
I will teach how to make a common Finnish knife (Puukko). On the course we’ll learn all the processes that you have to go through in knife making: forging a blade and tempering, carving a wooden handle and forming the quillons, carving the sheaths wooden last, making tar thread and sewing up the leather sheath. Normally participants will make at least one knife, but some might manage even two. It is possible to continue working also in the evenings. The Gallery of the workshop will act as resting place, with the possibility to make tea and coffee and use the microwave. The course price will include a soup lunch and tea or coffee. All course participants will have to bring their own working clothes and it would also be good to have your own earmuffs.

Price:
The course costs 500 €/ person (inc. VAT).
The price includes teaching, machinery use, materials, lunch and tea or coffee daily.

Accommodation:
Accommodation can be arranged at the Okkolas holiday cottages, which are located near by. (www.okkola.fi). Fees at Okkola are 40 €/person/night, you have to provide your own sheets and towels. Otherwise these can be provided by Okkola for 12 €/night. Hotel accommodation can be arranged in Puumala. (→10km)

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

Registration:
We will take a maximum of six participants for this course in a first come first served bases. I would ask you to register for this course here.

After that I will send you a bill. Having paid your course-fee you will then be committed to participate. After that you have the right to cancel your registration and be reimbursed only if a good reason is provided. Reimbursed course fees are paid after an administration fee of 80€ has been deducted.

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

Blacksmith greetings from Martti Malinen