Beginner Bladesmith Toolkit

What You Need to Know Before You Start Forging Knives

If you ask 100 different bladesmiths what tools and knowledge you need to get started, you'll get 100 different answers. We're here to help.

Our FREE Beginner Bladesmith Toolkit includes:

  • Guide for setting up your first shop
  • List of tools and equipment you need to forge your first knife
  • Printable bladesmith shop checklist (.pdf)
  • Key bladesmith terms and vocabulary (.pdf)
  • 5160 steel information sheet (.pdf)
  • Steel heat color chart (.pdf)
  • Beginner Bladesmith Toolkit 1
  • Beginner Bladesmith Toolkit 2
  • Beginner Bladesmith Toolkit 3

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Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College
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