GRIND-IN MARCH 26-28

Registration for the 2021 Grind-In is now closed.
BASIC LEVEL 1
New to our Grind-In? This is the class for you.
Aspiring knifemakers, start here. We'll walk you through the knifemaking process step-by-step, sharing 35+ years of experience, tips and tricks. Get a feel for the steel, but don't worry about perfection. We got you.

  • We'll demonstrate the how, why and why nots of hollow grinding, then let you try it yourself on two practice blades
  • We provide one of our own professionally-ground blades for you to finish your knife with--no need to stress about grinding your blade perfectly the first time!
  • Get up close and personal with a variety of specialized knifemaking machinery and equipment
  • We'll professionally heat-treat your knife in our ovens
  • Fit and shape your G10 handle
  • Build your own sheath 
  • Quality instruction by John Roy and Dennis Cook; professional Dawson knifemakers with more than thirty-five years' combined experience 
  • Take home your own handmade knife
  • Includes an invite to a family bbq at our home on Sunday, March 28th - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test 

COST: $565 + $50 Equipment Fee

REGISTRATION CLOSED
BASIC LEVEL 2 
Minimum of one year of previous attendance at the Grind-In required to register for this class.
Get your hands dirty! This hands-on class puts you right in the action, building your own knife from start to finish. Perfect for those with a little experience under their belts. 

  • Get up close and personal with a variety of specialized knifemaking machinery and equipment
  • Hollow grind and finish your own blade, with a little help from us
  • We'll professionally heat-treat your knife in our ovens
  • Fit and shape your G10 handle
  • Build your own sheath 
  • Quality instruction by John Roy and Dennis Cook; professional Dawson knifemakers with thirty-five years' combined experience 
  • Take home your own handmade knife
  • Includes an invite to a family bbq at our home on Sunday, March 28th - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test 

COST: $580 + $50 Equipment Fee

REGISTRATION CLOSED
MODERATE LEVEL
Minimum of one year of previous attendance at the Grind-In required to register for this class.
Open exclusively to attendees of our previous Grind-Ins, this year you'll be using a variety of tools and machinery to learn and apply more advanced knifemaking techniques.

  • Build on last year's skills with NEW machinery, tools and techniques
  • NEW! You'll craft an EXCLUSIVE 6" blade design we've created just for the 2021 Moderate Level class
  • We'll professionally heat-treat your knife in our ovens
  • Make your own stacked leather handle for your knife
  • Design and craft decorative file work
  • Build and sew a leather sheath
  • Quality instruction by John Roy and Dennis Cook; professional knifemakers with more than thirty years' combined experience 
  • Take home your own handmade knife
  • Includes an invite to a family bbq at our home on Sunday, March 28th - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test 

COST: $680 + $50 Equipment Fee

REGISTRATION CLOSED
LEARN FROM THE BEST
  • Spend two awesome days learning knifemaking from professional Dawson makers with dozens of years in the industry
  • Hands-on knifemaking class - you get to do it all!
  • Quality materials, supplies and machinery provided
  • Build and take home your own handmade knife
  • Lunch provided Friday and Saturday
  • Wrap up Sunday with a family barbecue at our home

CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN

Build and take home one of five classic Dawson models!
Big Bear
The Big Bear has plenty of heft to power your way through camp chores, chopping, shelter building and game quartering.
Pathfinder
The Pathfinder's heavy-duty drop point blade has plenty of heft for chopping, shelter building, camp chores and game quartering.
Raider 5
Excellent as an all around field, backpacking, rescue and survival knife.
Deep Notch
 A sleek, classic drop point blade and deep finger notch make the Deep Notch one of the most comfortable and intuitive knives you'll ever use. 
Huntsman
This solid, practical hunter will be your personal don't-leave-home-without-it tool for your next adventure. 

CHOOSE YOUR HANDLE

Four different G10 colors for Basic Level 1 or 2.
PEWTER + BLACK G10
TAN + BLACK G10
RED + BLACK G10
WHITE + BLACK G10

GET MORE INFO HERE

You can download the Grind In Info Sheet for more information.
Very limited space available -- don't wait. Register now!

Questions?
Call us at 928-910-0770 or email info@dawsonknives.com.
INFO SHEET COMING SOON
ENJOY THE WEEKEND
There’s a great selection of beautiful campgrounds and hotels for you to choose from during your stay, conveniently located in Prescott or Prescott Valley. Advance reservations are recommended. The cost of accommodations is not included in registration fee.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Prescott Valley (928) 772-1800
Comfort Suites - Prescott Valley (928) 771-2100
Springhill Suites by Marriott - Prescott (928) 776-0998
Hassayampa Inn - Prescott (928) 778-9434

For more info on area campgrounds, you can start here.

And check out Trip Advisor's 10 Best Restaurants in Prescott Valley!

SUNDAY BBQ AND
BACKYARD CUT TESTS

We always have a blast at our backyard BBQ on Sunday, testing out all the new blades on a variety of targets!

Don't miss out on our 2021 Grind-In on March 26-28! Sign up to receive new info and priority registration as soon as it becomes available.
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