This class is a natural extension of the 3 Day Bladesmithing Class.
This class will involve putting a simple guard, handle and butt cap onto a stick tang blade.
We will cover :
- shaping and fitting a guard
- shaping handles including burning in and drilling
- glueing , using traditional and modern methods
- peining and other fixing methods
Attendees are required to bring their own stick tang blades (just like the ones you would have made on the bladesmithing class). If you do not have blades I can make them for you (e-mail me for a price) or you can purchase them from Brissa or Nordel Knives.
I will supply wood for handle material; walnut, elm, cherry or similar, and steel and copper / brass for guards.
The course will be from 9am to 5pm for both days.
Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have flammable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather). No shell suits or fleeces !
Course Price : £350
Dates for 2018 & 2019
5th – 6th July 2018 (Thursday and Friday)…spaces available
8th – 9th November (Thursday and Friday)…spaces available
NEW DATE : 24th & 25th January 2019 (Thursday and Friday)…spaces available
To secure a place on this course, please send a 50% deposit of £175.
Payment via PayPal or bank transfer .
Please read the terms & conditions before Booking a course.
I normally schedule my classes 6 months ahead so if you are interested in this class later on in the year please enquire as I most probably have future dates that are not yet on the website.
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