3 Day Bladesmithing Weekend

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 weekend does not cover handling (not enough time over a weekend 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.

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…..Class Full

December 8th  – 10th 2017…Class Full

NEW Date for 2018

March 2nd – 4th 2018…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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