Carving a Knife Handle Workshop | Saturday 12th October | 10am – 4pm


Carving a Knife Handle Workshop | Saturday 12th October | 10am – 4pm


Join us at this 1 day workshop, learning, creating and enjoying a unique experience making your own handle and sleeve for your carving knife; homemade two course lunch served with local wine and all materials and tools included. Scroll down for full details.


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Carving a Knife Handle Workshop with Martin Rollins 

Saturday 12th October 2019 | 10am – 4pm

A unique opportunity to join us and carve your own knife handle. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. You will learn a range of cutting and carving techniques to safely and efficiently make your handle.

By the end of the day you will have made a handle for your knife and sleeve from leather of your own and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.

Summary of workshop content : Handle design, carving techniques, surface treatment and finishing, tool selection and usage and health and safety of when using craft tools.

This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.



Martin Rollins is an expert in teaching bush craft skills. He was formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business.

This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.

“Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul”

Outline of the day

10:00 | Welcome with light refreshments

10:15 | Introduction to tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools

12:30 | Lunch break – 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine

13.15 | Continue

15:45 | Review of day

16:00 | Finish for the day

A selection of the delicious homemade food served on recent workshops!

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here

Giving as a Gift?

If you would like to buy this as a gift for someone, please ensure when you place your order add in the comments box -‘gift voucher with the recipients name’. We will then email you a home-print voucher with a description of the workshop and date. Gift vouchers are fully flexible and if your recipient is not available or does not want to do this workshop we will happily move them to another date or different workshop of the same or lower price.


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