- · 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 courses will be held from 9am to 5pm.
Safety equipment is provided for all the classes but please ensure that you have non-flammable clothing and sturdy leather shoes or boots. No shell suits or fleeces !
Course Price: £530
DATES for 2020
April 1st – 3rd 2020 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)….CANCELLED
November 2nd – 4th (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)…..spaces available
To secure a place on this class, please send a 50% deposit……..£265
Payment via PayPal, bank transfer. Please read the terms & 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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