3 Day Bladesmithing Course

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 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

3 day Bladesmithing course

 

DATES for 2019 / 2020

November 4th – 6th 2019 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)….spaces available.

January 27th – 29th 2020 (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)….spaces available.

April 1st – 3rd 2020 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)….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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