Students in Tri-County Community College’s (TCCC) brand-new knife making class recently displayed their creations at the Center for Applied Technology in Marble.
“It takes anywhere from 2 to 4 to hours to complete a knife,” said Jack Poltrock, instructor of the knife making class. “We’ve used several different materials over the course of the class.”
Students in the class received supplies for their first knives free from Premium Knife Supply out of Hayesville.
“We’re very fortunate to have a knife supplier so close to us and who were kind enough to donate the materials for the first knives this group made,” Poltrock said.
According to Kathryn Jenkins, director of TCCC’s Small Business Center (SBC), Premium Knife Supply recently worked with the SBC to fulfill the owner’s goal of building a new manufacturing company by securing funding totaling $200,000.
“Building these relationships with local businesses in our community benefits everyone,” Jenkins said. “I’m thrilled to see our students shopping local for their supplies.”
The variety of knives on display showcased the talent the students have developed and honed during the 8-week class.
“Knife making is a great hobby,” Poltrock said. “They also make excellent gifts for friends and family.”
TCCC’s next knife-making class is scheduled to begin Feb. 9 at the TCCC Center for Applied Technology in Marble. For more information or to register, call (828) 835-9564.
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