5 Day Advanced Damascus Class with Mick Maxen


This 5 day class is designed to cover some more advanced aspects of making patterwelded steel and or damascus steel.

The class is taught by Owen Bush and Mick Maxen

Mick Maxen is the UK’s leading damascus maker and his meticulous patternwelding can be seen in numerous books on patternwelding. Mick is one of the few holders of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths prestigious silver medal and has the status of  ‘Eminent Master Blacksmith.’

Owen specialized in viking and saxon patternwelding remaking a lot of patterns from historic pieces. He also specializes in making extravagant patterning for his kitchen knives including beautiful feather patterns .

Both Mick and Owen have been making patternwelded steel for over 25 years.

We will spend the first two days exploring the pattern “The Fire Within” with Mick Maxen and then spend the remaining time working on other advanced tecqniques such as feather pattern, firestorm and canister damascus.

We are not aiming to make any finished knives on this class but instead will be making patterned steel for you to take away from the class, to finish on your own or to bring back to another class and finish.

We will work on pattern development using plasticine and then going through systematicly working out pattern making on the power hammer and press.

Although previous experience may help, this class does not require any prior knowledge or experience of damascus. It will be a chance to work on some very advanced techniques with two of the most experienced damascus smiths in the country .

Each student will be allocated 10 kilos of steel for the class.  If you use more than that, no problem, but steel will be charged out at £10 kilo above 10 kilos.

13th – 17th July 2020………FULL

The price of this 5 day long course is £1100

To secure a place on this course please send a 50% deposit  …….  £550

Payment via Paypal or bank transfer.


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