3 Day Bladesmithing Course

NEW This is my basic bladesmithing or knife making course and covers the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating a blade. No experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

  • · 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 Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm in during the week.

Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flamable clothing and sturdy shoes (preferably leather).
No shell suits or fleeces !

 

Course Price: £530

3 day Bladesmithing course

 

 

Dates  2017

October 27th – 29th 2017 (weekend)….Class Full

December 8th  – 10th 2017 (weekend).…Class Full

NEW Dates for 2018

March 2nd – 4th 2018 (weekend).…spaces available

July 2nd – 4th 2018 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday).…spaces available

 

 

To secure a place on this class, please send a 50% deposit……..£265

Payment via PayPal, bank transfer.

 

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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