Learn to make knives with master knifemaker Gil Hibben in his own shop in LaGrange, KY. In this comprehensive 5-day class, you will receive Gilís personal one-on-one instruction to make one complete knife, including a leather sheath,  from start to finish and the knife is yours to keep and treasure always!


Tap into Gilís vast knowledge of metalsmithing and knifemaking developed over 50 years of making beautiful and functional hand-made knives that are sought by collectors all over the world. Donít miss this incredible opportunity to learn from the master!

You will come away with a unique one-of-a-kind knife and the knowledge and experience that only Gil Hibben can provide.

              Student Knife made in one of Gil's classes.


The classes will be limited to only four students per session, which will allow for a lot of individual attention. The classes will be held for five consecutive days from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. I will take you through the entire knife making process which includes design, operating a metal cutting band saw, grinding, heat treating, polishing, making the guard and pommel, shaping handles, and finishing with making a sheath and final sharpening.

We will even have a reception and dinner at my home where we can relax and get to know each other.

The classes will be held in my shop in LaGrange, KY.  LaGrange is approximately 22 miles from downtown Louisville. There are four motels within five minutes of my shop, and they are very reasonably priced. Click HERE for locations of area hotels. There are also several Restaurants in the same area.

Click HERE for a map of the area and driving distances.

The fee for attending the five-day class is $1250, which includes most materials and one (1) completed knife. If you wish to make two knives, there is an addition charge of $250 for the second knife ($1500 total for class and 2 knives).

I can assure you that you will leave here having made a knife that you will be proud of.

You must be 18 years or older to attend the class.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is due upon registration. The balance is due on the first day of class.

Once you have registered, I will email you all of the specific information you will need. If you have a passion for knives, this will be a fun and fulfilling experience. I look forward to teaching you and sharing my knowledge with you.

2014 Class Schedule:

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2014 knifemaking classes. It was a real pleasure to meet you and it is always exciting to see what you made.

2015 Class Schedule

We have to schedule our classes around our show and travel schedule. We hope to post our 2015 class schedule the weekend after Thanksgiving. We expect the 2015 classes to fill up quickly so if you want to reserve a spot please check back here November 29-30 and make your reservations as soon as possible.

To register for a class email sales@hibbenknives.com

Click HERE to see some of the knives made by students in Gil's classes.

Alumni Photos