- · Using a coke forge and gas forge
- · Forging the blade to shape
- · Thermocycling (reducing grain growth, which is an undesirable effect of over heating steel)
- · Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
- · Heat treating
- · Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing
You should end up with a finished blade over the three days and more than one if you take to it. The class does not cover handling (not enough time in my opinion) however I am running a 2 Day Handle Making class as an extension to this class so you may finish off making a knife from the blades you have made during this class.
The blades you make will be made from plain carbon steel which is a good forging and forgiving knife steel.
The course will be held Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4.00pm if on a weekend and on a Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm during the week.
Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flamable clothing and sturdy leather shoes or boots. No shell suits or fleeces !
Course Price: £530
NEW DATES for 2018 & 2019
November 5th-7th (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)…...FULL
January 21st – 23rd 2019 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)…...FULL
NEW DATE : March 4th – 6th 2019 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)….spaces available.
NEW DATE : April 29th – 1st May 2019 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)….spaces available.
To secure a place on this class, please send a 50% deposit……..£265
Payment via PayPal, 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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