Gene has been teaching since the 1980s in the United States and Norway. His work has been exhibited in shows at the University of Minnesota, the Folk Art Museum in New York City, and the Hedmark Museum in Hammer, Norway. Gene has won the Gold Medal in knifemaking in the national competition at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Gene graduated with an arts degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.
Current Courses Offered by Gene Tokheim
Norwegian Knifemaking: Crafting the Everyday 'Hverdags' Knife
Instructors: Gene Tokheim
The “tollekniv” or whittling knife is a rich cultural tradition of Norway. In this class you will make a “hverdags kniv," a style of knife gets everyday use in the fields or forest. Women often like the “damekniv”, a smaller knife to use around the house. In this 2-day class…