Blade Smithing Taster Course

Summary: One layer knife blades. If you would like to make a good knife blade of your own design, spend a day blacksmithing and get an insight into practical heat treatments, this is the course for you. I am a blacksmith (not a blade smith) so you will learn the ‘blacksmiths approach’ to blade smithing, basic hardening and tempering skills will be covered - same as I would do the day to day hardening of tools in the hearth without the use of gadgets. Please note: Handle making is not covered, this must be done at home. If you are thinking of going into blade-smithing on a professional level and for a more in depth program of the theory of heat treatments - UK blade-smith Owen Bush's courses come highly recommended:
More info: go to our 'Blade Smithing Q & A'

Techniques: drawing out (tapering), spreading, scrolling, sets, bevels, forging of carbon steels, heat treatments

Time: 9.00am-6pm

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Availability:  Saturday 7th October & Sunday 8th October. The 2018 spring schedule will be available by September 2017. For cancellations click here

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