Bladesmithing for Beginners

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The Ultimate Online Introduction to the Ancient Art of Knifemaking

Built on curriculum designed by Bill Moran, the father of modern Damascus steel and the founder of the first bladesmithing school of its kind in the world

Forging. Grinding. Heat treating. Finishing.

When it comes to knife making, there are a lot of steps to forging a quality blade, and it can be tough to even figure out where to start. Our online course for beginner bladesmiths is the definitive resource for someone looking to learn the basics in a structured environment. This course is based on the curriculum we teach in person at the Bill Moran Bladesmithing School, established in 1988 in partnership with the American Bladesmith Society.

  • Bladesmithing for Beginners 1
  • Bladesmithing for Beginners 2
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