Preston Roberts Knife Making

The next Knife-Making Workshop will be announced in the fall of 2017 

Row of Knives from Preston's Class

Join acclaimed Mountain Man Preston Roberts for an introduction to the art and ability to create a classic drop-point fixed blade knife. You will get lots of hands-on experience, learning techniques that will guide you into making your very own, one-of-a-kind, high-carbon steel, bone/antler-handled fixed blade knife with blind or hidden tang. Your 5 inch blade will be made from an old bucksaw blade. It will have a brass bolster and it will go through the heating process as well.Time permitting, leather sheath-making will also be demonstrated. This daylong event is open to a small group 10 of adults only. Spaces are limited. Your take-home finished product (typically valued at $250) will be a durable knife, sure to become a famly treasure.


Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - the awe-inspiring base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit

Cost: $125.00 per person

Cancellations: A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 your total will be retained for all cancellations.

Road Conditions: watch the video of our actual gravel driveway

All tools and materials provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own antler for handle making.

How To Register:

Print and complete the Workshop Registration Form, mail in with your payment and completed 2-sided Medical/Liability Form to:

Turtle Island Preserve2 Knives on chopping block
Attn. Knife-Making Workshop
2683 Little Laurel Road
Boone, NC 28607

After You've Registered:


Driving & Parking Directions (for this workshop only)

What to Bring