This is a fantastic starting point for the Survival Skills Pathway.

The Tomahawk and the fixed blade knife are two essential tools for every survivalist, primitive skills practitioner or bushcrafter. You will walk away from this class with your own customized expression of both of these tools as well as the knowledge and experience to utilize them.

This course will cover all of the essential techniques of woodworking, leatherwork, tomahawk throwing, and blade maintenance that empower every element of wilderness survival.

Participants will walk away with a their own knife/sheath and tomahawk. We will provide you with a quality forged tomahawk head, a mora knife blank, quality sheath leather as well as all of the tools, materials and instruction necessary to complete the task.  

This is a fun workshop that empowers participants to engage with their environment with confidence.


Wood Selection and properties

Splitting with wedges and sledges


Hatchet, knife, and rasp reduction


Leather work

Metal care and sharpening

EDC- Every Day Carry philosophy

  • Hawks and Knives Session 1
    April 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hawks and Knives Session 2
    May 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hawks and Knives Session 3
    May 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hawks and Knives Session 4
    May 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Venue Phone: (317) 774-6360

841 W 53rd St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208, United States

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White Pine Commitment

You are Our Community

Each person's connection to nature is unique and deeply personal. We are here to help facilitate that journey. We are committed to meeting your needs as parents and students. Our teachers are here as a resource for you.

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Our objective is to facilitate impactful, transformative and positive wilderness experiences. We encourage parents and adult students to reach out to us before class begins and ask any questions you might have to be sure White Pine Wilderness Academy is the right setting for yourself or your child.

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