Professional Tactical Training & Consulting
Professional Tactical Training & Consulting

Primitive Knife Making

Custom Knife Maker Jeff Crowner

New Dates Coming Soon!

TYR Group is now offering a 3-Day Primitive Knife Making Class. Custom Knife maker Jeff Crowner of Crowner Knives LLC will be the primary instructor for this block of instruction. Jeff Crowner apprenticed under Master-Bladesmith Wayne Goddard the Author of “The Wonder of Knife” and “The $50 Knife shop”.  Jeff has been making custom knives and tools for 12 years and his knives are in in use by military and law enforcement professionals worldwide. Jeff is also the creator of the TYR Group Combat GOLOK, Combat Tracker and TYR Group "EDC" Every Day Carry Knife. During this seminar students will learn:


  • Spring and Carbon Steel selection and procurement
  • Primitive and Field expedient Forge building and operations
  • Types of Fuel for Forges
  • Field expedient Anvils
  • Knife blade Geometry
  • Cutting and breaking down stock material
  • Forging to shape blades
  • Normalizing and annealing (taking stress out of steel and refining grain)
  • Working the tool into shape and getting ready for a heat treat
  • Heat treating
  • Handle making


Each student will walk away from the class with a knife that they made.


Required Packing List:

This is a basic list. Remember you will be out in a field environment for the full 3-days.

  • Watch

  • Flash light or Head Lamp

  • Pencil

  • Paper  

  • All Leather Gloves 

  • Protective eye wear

  • Protective Foot Wear (NO Tennis Shoes)

  • Long Sleeved Shirts and Pants

  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear

  • Good quality insect repellant with Deet (spring, summer, and fall)

  • Folding Chair (optional)

  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.

** Enough Food and Water for the Entire Time in the Field.                       

Only 10 slots are available so register now to reserve yours.


The 3-Day Primitive Knife Making Workshop Rate is $350.00 per Student. We require a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $200 for this class.

Please fill out Course Registration Form before you pay for your class. Register and pay now to guarantee your slot. We cannot hold a slot unless a payment has been made. By paying for your course you state that you have read, understand and agree to TYR Group's Training Payment Policy at the highlighted link. 

Payments may be made by PayPal, or personal/ business check or USPS Money Order mailed to TYR Group LLC, PO Box 262 Carencro, LA 70520. Please allow sufficient time for your mailed payment to reach our office before the deadline. Please note the course and dates and send with your payment.




By making payment, you are verifying that you have read TYR Group's Training Payment Policy and thereby understand and agree to them. We will contact you within 3 days of receipt of payment with your course brochure and student paperwork.


Choose to make either the Full Payment or use the Payment Plan.

When using our payment plan option, payments 2 and 3 should be made in the consecutive months following initial payment, until course fee paid in full.


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