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
- January 6-17, 2020 // Instructors Tom Potier, MS & Mike Williams, MS
- February 17-28, 2020 // Instructors Brion Tomberlin, MS & Mike Williams, MS
- April 13-24, 2020 // Instructors Jimmy Crowell, MS & James Cook, MS