This class involves basic blacksmithing techniques. We heat spring steal and cut it using hand tools. The metal is then shaped to a blade and tang through heating and hammering. The blade is then filed and sanded to your satisfaction. We make use of power belt sanders as well. Students will cut brass rivets and fit a hardwood handle to their tang. We heat treat the blade. Student are instructed on the annealing process. Here are some photos of the process of the knife making as recorded by one of our recent students.
|This is our side draft forge.|