Spend a weekend forging your own blade!
In this hands on 16 hour, two day seminar you will experience the art of forging hot steel into a 10'' knife and walk away with a unfinished blade 'in the black'.
You will leave the seminar with a blade you have personally forged as well as the knowledge of the ancient art and craft of hand forging.
We provide the blade steel and use of all forging equipment.
A historical overview – how forging came into being, its use throughout history and into contemporary times.
Metals used in forging along with specific use and purpose.
Knife design – why some designs work and others do not.
Explore different methods of knife making. Learn why your instructor prefers forging.
Work with hammers, tongs, and other forging implements.
Understand safety and shop etiquette.
Practice proper body stance and posture in relationship to using an anvil and hammer.
Leather palm canvas work gloves
Safety glasses and safety shoes/boots
Cotton work clothes (no synthetics)
2 1/2 – 3 lb. Double Headed Sledge Hammer with wood handle
Notebook and writing tools
Drinking water, non-caffeinated drinks and lunch for each day
Bandana to cover hair
Signed release of liability and information identifying any special needs or disability
Come rested, hydrated and ready to learn!