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Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association

​​​Our next shop tour will be Saturday October 19th at Steve Hansen's shop in Chanute starting at 0900hrs.  Address is: 19626 Anderson Rd. Chanute, KS.


This shop tour will comprise of not only the KCKA members but our fellow knifemakers of the Knife Group Association of Oklahoma.


Here's the demos lined up:


0900hrs. -  Steve Hansen - The Basics Of Liner Lock Knifemaking

0900hrs. - Steve Culver - Knife Design Fundamentals

**Both of these will run at the same time**


1000-1030hrs. - Chris Jones - Leatherwork Demo

1000-1030hrs. - Dave Darpinian - Reposse Work Demo

**Both of these will run at the same time after the above demos end, thus the time frame range 1000-1030hrs.**


Lunch will be catered in from 1200-1300hrs., a donation jar will be set out.  


After Lunch Schedule: 


1300hrs. - Jim Sowers - Forging Demo


After Jim's demo, there'll be two forges going and two anvils available for anyone wanting to try their hand at forging.  It'll also be a Q & A time for everyone who has questions or wants to learn how to do a certain thing as we'll have experts from the OKG and KCKA.



We'll hold our famous "Iron in the Hat" raffle so if you have something you'd like to bring and donate please do so.


More info may be posted so check back, let's make this an awesome shop tour!!