Yes and no. Nathan does not schedule formal, classroom training in knifemaking or blacksmithing. His shop simply won’t accommodate more than a couple of people, and he prefers to focus on filling custom orders and building inventory for shows and galleries.

That said, he sometimes offers clients ordering custom knives the option of spending a day in his shop, helping him make the knife. This must be negotiated at the time of purchase, and the client must sign a liability waiver before shop time can be scheduled.