Introduction to Bladesmithing

This 2-week Introduction to Bladesmithing course runs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and includes lecture and hands-on work and is designed for anyone interested in making quality hand-forged blades. Metal selection, function, and different blade designs will be discussed. Hammer forging to shape, annealing, heat treating, grinding, and tempering will be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness, and flexibility. Most participants should be able to make a blade that is capable of passing the American Bladesmith Society Journeyman test for cutting and bending by the end of this course.

Maximum Enrollment: 12 students

Students must register online through Texarkana College’s Community & Business Education Center. If you need assistance, please call (903) 823-3270 or email

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Course location
Texarkana College
2500 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX 75599

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