Warriors Way is a nonprofit recreational therapy organizationthat provides free services in the form of knife making Classes to Veterans, First Responders and Youth. We also have Donation based classes for those that do not qualify for free classes
Warriors Way offers Knife making Classes as our form of recreational therapy, Forging a knife is therapeutic because it offers meditative and hands on experience. The repetitive process of heating, shaping, and refining the metal allows for deep focus, helping to clear the mind of distractions. The rhythmic hammering and the physicality of working with the steel is calming and grounding, promoting a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as you shape a functional knife from raw metal. It’s a creative outlet that fosters a sense of connection to tradition and craftsmanship, providing a break from the fast-paced, digital world. The tangible result of a well-made knife further reinforces the therapeutic value of this craft.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Warriors Way offers Donation Classes for the general public. Below you will find a donation requirement for each type class, how to sign up for each class and what you can expect for each class. Going forward Warriors way will be using all Donations Raised from the donors classes to help purchase our Forever Home.
The recommended Donation is per person, with a maximum of five people per class.
Learn to make your own EDC knife in this one day Class,
You will get started by learning about the tools such as the forge, tongs & hammer as you use them to create your blade shape. Once you have a nicely shaped edge for your knife we will show you how to grind and harden the blade. You will also learn how to make a para-cord wrapped handle. This class is a great way to get the feel of a hammer and what it takes to make a blade. Max class size: 5
This is a great class for who want to get into blade-smithing In this two day Class . Participants forge, grind, temper and finish a full tang knife from a bar of high carbon steel. The knife will be finished with Micarta or wood slab handles which will be attached with Loveless Bolts. Max Class size:5
Discover the ancient craft of Damascus Knife making with all the modern tool in our immersive class. Learn the artistry and techniques Behind creating exquisite Blades with our Expert instructors. From selecting premium materials to forging and shaping, You’ll master every step of the process. Our hands-on sessions ensures personalized attention, whether you’rew a beginners or a seasoned enthusiast. Walk away with not just a stunning handmade knife, but also a deep understanding of this time-honored tradition. Join us and craft your own masterpiece while forging unforgettable memories. Max Class size:5
Through Donor Classes and other corporate Sponsors Warriors Way is looking to raise $100,000 to go towards this goal. Updates will be posted monthly on our facebook page>
Signing up for Classes is now easier than ever, I you can get free or donor tickets to classes.
Free classes are for Veterans, First Responders, and youth.
Donor classes are for those that don’t qualify for free classes.
Just click on the facebook logo to go directly to Warriors Way‘s Facebook page.
To sign up for Warriors Way Knife Making Classes follow the link to EventBright and follow the directions.
If you can’t make it to a class or need to cancel do so through the confirmation email!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
3865 South Dixie Highway, Lima, Ohio 45806, United States