Karl Schroen Knives

Knifemaking Workshops

My workshops are ongoing and are scheduled when you contact me. The classes involve the designing, forging, annealing, hardening, and tempering of high grade tool and/or stainless steels that I have worked with for many years. The object is to create a knife blade to which we will attach a guard (before hardening) and then a hardwood handle to finish the job. I have been, in the past, a demonstrator for both the California Blacksmith's Association and the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America at their conferences. The price with all materials included is $350. A private place to stay is also available on site during the workshop for a small fee.

A Carving Set

A carving set by Karl Schroen with scrimshaw by Steve Magill and a box by Ron Brotherton. Photographed by Jim Cooper.

At Karl's Forge

Three photographs made at Karl Schroen's forge while he was working. Photographed by Ron Koeberer.

Six Knives

Six knives by Karl Schroen. Photographed at the beginning of 2003, these knives include some new developments in steel and handle materials.

A Gallery of Schroen Knives

A gallery of nine color photographs of knives by Karl Schroen. A variety of functional and beautiful styles are available. All are made of hand forged modern tool steels such as ATS-34, a high carbon stainless steel.

The Hand Forged Knife

Karl Schroen's how-to book published by Knife World. Currently out of print, a new edition is in the works. A look at the cover and table of contents of the previous edition of this well regarded book that is illustrated with photographs showing Schroen's working methods.

Upcoming Shows

December 20 and 21, 2014, KPFA Crafts Fair, Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, California. https://www.kpfa.org/craftsfair


Cutler and author of the book, "The Hand Forged Knife."

Karl Schroen, 4042 Bones Road, Sebastopol, California, 95472, 707-823-4057