5 Day Class covering the Forging & Handling of a Patternwelded 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.
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 …… Class Full, please enquire about dates for 2018.
Course Price : £830
To secure a place on this course please send a 50% deposit of…….£415
Payment via Paypal, bank transfer.
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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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