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Vulcan Knife of Tacoma, WA offers classes and seminars for blade making, sword making and knife forging, including making your own leather knife sheath.

Knife Forging Seminar

Spend a weekend forging your own blade!
Cost: $400.00

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.

Seminar Highlights
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... Read More

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Advanced Knife Forging Seminar - II

For students who have completed the seminar class and would like to finish their knife, there is an option.

Paul can guide students through a two-day process of completing their knives. The additional fee is $700 and will cover the standard material for the handle and sheath. Additionally, they will make a simple leather sheath for the knife.

Please feel free to call 253-503-3347 or email with any questions.

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Advanced Knife Forging Seminar - III - Moran Style

Also available, is an advanced course in forging 15 knives in the Moran style. Of the knives, 5 will be in the traditional shapes.

This 80-hour course is set up with one-on-one tutorage from the instructor. The cost of the course is $5000.00 for individuals who have not taken the seminar. For those who have completed the seminar the cost is $4600.00

Please feel free to call 253-503-3347 or email with any questions.

Vulcan knife is willing to work with you if you can't afford the full class fee, such as incremental payments, etc.

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