Prescott Resort – Prescott Room
Sunday 02/25 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Japanese-style leather knives are really useful, but we have to sharpen them often, compared to knives made elsewhere. In this workshop, you will learn how to keep them sharp and gain some cutting and skiving skills, such as:
– How to prepare sharpening stones;
– How to sharpen the flat side of the blade;
– How to sharpen the beveled side of the blade;
– The proper angle for cutting vs. skiving; and
– How to hold the knife for cutting vs. skiving.
Please contact Takeshi if you want to purchase a Japanese leather knife of whetstone in the workshop by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials to bring: Japanese style leather knife, sharpening stone (recommend #1000 and #4000 whetstones or close grid), cutting surface, glass surface for skiving, old hand towel, notebook, and pen.
Yone will bring knives and whetstones to sell to students. To purchase, contact Yone upon registering for this workshop by emailing him at email@example.com
Workshop Instructor: Takeshi ‘Yone’ Yonezawa started leatherwork in 2001 in Tokyo, Japan. He started working with leather first as a hobby, but it slowly became a passion and a full-time profession. Leather is now the canvas of choice for Yone’s creativity; each leather product is created and treated as a functional art piece.
Yone’s training includes years practicing traditional Sheridan style of tooling, two years of bag making, and an apprenticeship to a master specializing in exotic leather skins. It was under this tutelage that Yone mastered the use of skiving and sewing machines to refine and balance his craft.
Yone moved to the Portland, Oregon in 2014 and founded YONEZAWA LEATHER, LLC. He regularly attends and competes in leather shows and enjoys judging and teaching seminars when not creating. Yone’s art pieces are displayed in galleries and shops in the US and Japan.
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, 02/15/2024.