GRIND-IN MARCH 25-27, 2022

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2022 Grind-In!
Space is limited, scroll down for more info and to get registered.
BASIC LEVEL
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
  • Lunch provided Friday and Saturday
  • Includes an invite to a family bbq at our home on Sunday, March 27th - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test 

COST: $621.50  

*LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE*
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 a unique 4" Scagel-style blade design we've created just for the 2022 Moderate Level class
  • We'll professionally heat-treat your knife in our ovens
  • Make your own Scagel-style Stag and 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-five years' combined experience 
  • Take home your own handmade knife
  • Lunch provided Friday and Saturday
  • Includes an invite to a family bbq at our home on Sunday, March 27th - chow down and test out your new blade with a fun backyard cut test 



COST: $748    

*LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE*
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
AND BLADE FINISH

Build and take home one of four classic Dawson models in our Basic Level class, available this year in either Specter or Apocalypse Black finishes!
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.
Chief
The Chief rules them all as a superior outdoors knife! Its classic drop point blade style is custom heat-treated and hollow ground to a fine, strong point.

GET MORE INFO

Questions? Want to register by phone? Call us at 928-910-0770 or email info@dawsonknives.com.
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
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 2022 Grind-In on March 25-27. Register now to secure your spot!