This 3-part series includes:
Blacksmithing, Cold-Break Knives & Hand Forged Blades.
1. Basic Blacksmithing: 1st Requirement
$300 per participant
May 18-20, 2018
More info HERE
*If you've taken previous blacksmith classes, skip to Cold-Break Knives
2. Cold Break Knives: 2nd Requirement
May 18-20, 2018
Topics and skills addressed in this class:
Choosing the correct steel for a knife
Carbon content in steel
Making a blade from a crosscut saw
Breaking steel cold
Profiling a blade with an antique grinder
Maintenance and use of antique tools
Filing and grinding bevels
Finishing methods for steel
Sharpening a blade
Fixing a handle from antler or wood
Mechanical and chemical locking methods
Full-tang vs hidden-tang knives
Blade profiles and their uses
Maintaining a high-carbon blade
Heat treating in a coal forge
Tempering in a coal forge
3. Blade-Smithing: Final class in the 3 part series
June 1-3, 2018
Limited to 10 total participants. This Bladesmithing Workshop is designed for mildly experienced blacksmiths and knife-makers who have taken the Basic Blacksmithing and Cold-Break Knife Making classes. In this class we will be forging and heat treating blades in a coal forge. We will fix wooden or antler handles to the blades and finish the piece with hand sanding and filing. This workshop is for physically capable and dedicated attendees! Hard working students should walk away with a functional knife!
How To Register:
Print and complete the Workshop Registration Form, mail in with your full payment and completed 2-sided Medical/Liability Form to:
Turtle Island Preserve
Attn. Blade Smith Series
2683 Little Laurel Road
Boone, NC 28607
After You've Registered:
What to Bring on overnight stays
CRUCIAL Orientation Info
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