FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2020
Register now to reserve your space in our second annual Dawson Knives Grind-In! Build your own custom knife with us on Friday and Saturday, then join us for a fun family-style barbecue with the Dawson gang on Sunday.
BASIC LEVEL CLASS
Get your hands dirty! This hands-on class puts you right in the action, building your own knife from start to finish. Perfect both for new makers and 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
  • Cut and shape a G10 handle
  • Build your own sheath
  • Quality instruction by John Roy and Dennis Cook; professional Dawson 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 1st - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test
REGISTRATION CLOSED
MODERATE LEVEL 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
  • Cutting, shaping and polishing wood handles
  • Designing and applying decorative filework
  • Working with Mosaic pins
  • 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 1st - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test
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.
Copper Canyon
The Copper Canyon's trailing point blade is a classic skinning pattern, easily peeling back hide and dressing out game. 
Forester
The Forester features a fine edge and plenty of belly, easy to hold and a pleasure to use. 
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

Three different G10 colors for Basic Level, or take your pick in person from a selection of stabilized Burl Maple wood for the Moderate Level class!
PEWTER + BLACK G10
(Basic Class)
TAN + BLACK G10
(Basic Class)
RED + BLACK G10
(Basic Class)
MAPLE BURL
(Moderate Class)
Stabilized and naturally toned from creamy tan to rich gold.

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.
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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.

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