Forging The Patternwelded Seax

5 Day Class covering the Forging & Handling of a Patternwelded Seax.

Example of a pattern welded Staffordshire Seax

 

The patternwelded seax has become a specialty of mine. I have spent a lot of time getting to know the form and function of these distinctive Saxon knives.

 

Patternwelded Seaxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this 5 day class you will :

Make up a 3 bar seax billet using twisted bard and folded bars  of pattern welded steel,   2 layers of twisted steel giving the distinctive chevron patterns of the anglo saxon seax and  and then high layer piled steel (damascus steel) at the edge.

Work the steel by hand and  under the power hammer to forge the twisted and folded billets.

Our seax billet will be assembled and forge welded into a blade billet.

The billet will then be forged and ground to shape, heat treated and polished. The blade is then etched to reveal the beautiful patterns within the steel.

Finally a handle will be shaped and fitted to the blade using the hot tang method of burning the handle in. The blade will then be secured with cutlers’ resin, a traditional form of pitch glue.

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 !

 

THIS IS A ONCE A YEAR COURSE


 

NEW DATE  for 2017 !

August 7th – 11th 2017 …… places available

 

Course Price : £750

 

To secure a place on this course please send a 50% deposit  of…….£375.

Payment via Paypal, bank transfer.

Please read the terms and 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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