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Jon Roisen

Dawson, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jon Roisen

Jon Roisen has been a knife maker for twenty years. He learned the craft from Gene Tokheim, his neighbor and hunting buddy, who became the mentor in this craft Jon fell in love with. Jon has entered knives into Nordic Fest (the World Series for Norwegian Americans he notes!), held in Decorah, IA and has received the distinction of gold medal knife maker several times. He looks forward to teaching his first course at North House, having offered this same class at Milan Village Arts School and team-taught with Gene Tokheim.

Past Courses Offered by Jon Roisen

Norwegian Knifemaking: Crafting the Everyday 'Hverdags' Knife