This is a basic level course introducing the student to the fundamentals of bladesmithing. From forging to shape, basic grinding and heat treatment, this course provides an overview of the “nitty gritty” techniques to make a functional blade. Typically students end the course with 2 or 3 working blades they can then finish (polish, handle, fillings, etc.) at home.
Basic tool making course or equivalent is highly recommended, prerequisite but we will accept students with no experience.
The typical duration of the course is 2 days, Friday to Saturday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM