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Robb Martin

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Robb Martin

Master Blacksmith, Master Armourer, Sculptor, Instructor

Robb Martin began his career in blacksmithing in 1987 and began in 1989 what is now called Thak Ironworks Inc. With an interest in blacksmithing, medieval armour and sculpture, Robb (or Thak as he is sometimes known) combined these three disciplines into his business early on. These influences have developed into a very distinctive style of metalwork. Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, and sometimes futuristic and fantastical or a combination of all the above. Thak creates high quality forgework which blurs the line between utility and art. “Functional Sculpture”. Robb along with assistant Ryan, enjoy designing and creating a wide array of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for clients worldwide.

May 2019

2 Day Knife Forging Class – May 10-11

May 10 @ 8:30 am - May 11 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$800 6 tickets left
2 Day Knife Class

2 Day Knife Forging Class May 10, 2018 - May 11, 2019 You will learn from Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin. This 2 day class will take you through Forging, knife geometry, heat treatment and final grind.  Students will forge 2 knives ready to take home to continue working on. You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver…

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Basic Blacksmithing Class – May 16-18

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - May 18 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 9 tickets left
Classes Blacksmithing

Basic Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making May 16 @ 4:00 pm - May 18 @ 4:30 pm This blacksmithing course is well designed to help the beginner develop good basic techniques. We start with lighting and controlling the fire and hammer control. Students have the opportunity to work on both coal and propane forges. Projects incorporate basic forging techniques allowing students to learn while building fire tools they can keep and use on their own forge. These tools include a shovel,…

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July 2019

Basic Blacksmithing Class – July 4-6

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - July 6 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 9 tickets left
Classes Blacksmithing

Basic Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making July 4 @ 4:00 pm - January 6 @ 4:30 pm This blacksmithing course is well designed to help the beginner develop good basic techniques. We start with lighting and controlling the fire and hammer control. Students have the opportunity to work on both coal and propane forges. Projects incorporate basic forging techniques allowing students to learn while building fire tools they can keep and use on their own forge. These tools include a shovel,…

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Helmut

Helmet Making Class – July 8 & 9, 2019

July 8 @ 8:30 am - July 9 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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Helmet Making Class July 8, 2019 - July 9, 2019 Learn how to make a metal helmet as part of our armour making classes with Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka – THAK). Students will learn to make a basic helmet from pre determined templates distributed in class. You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver before class…

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Breastplate Making Class – July 10-11, 2019

July 10 @ 8:30 am - July 11 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$800 5 tickets left
Greek breastplate

Breastplate Making Class July 10, 2019 - July 11, 2019 Learn how to make a metal breastplate as part of our armour making classes with Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka – THAK). Students will learn to make a basic breastplate in mild steel from pre determined templates distributed in class. You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our…

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Gauntlet Making Class – July 12-13, 2019

July 12 @ 8:30 am - July 13 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 5 tickets left
gauntlets

Gauntlet Making Class July 12, 2018 - July 13, 2019 Learn how to make a metal gauntlet as part of our armour making classes with Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka – THAK). Students will make one Gauntlet from predetermined template patterns, leather and mild steel. You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our waiver before class begins. No…

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Knife Making Class

Knife Making Class with Michael Deibert – Forged in Fire Champion

July 12 @ 8:30 am - July 16 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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Knife Making Class – Forging a knife July 12, 2019 - July 16, 2019 You will learn from ABS journeyman smith, Mike Deibert of Deibert Knives.  Mike is also a Forged in Fire Champion. This 5 day class will take you through Forging, knife geometry, heat treatment, handle mounting, sharpening and leather sheath making. Students will forge 3-4 knives and finishing one to completion while taking the remaining knives home to continue working on. You will be provided with all tools and…

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August 2019

Crusader Sword Smithing Class – Aug 5-9, 2019

August 5 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$1750 6 tickets left
Sword Making Class

Crusader Sword Smithing Class Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 6, 2019 Learn to make a fully functional sword with Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka – THAK). Students will make a modern Crusader sword from 5160 steel, fully forged & mounted . The aim is to make a fully functional sword. You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. You will also be required to sign our…

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October 2019

Basic Blacksmithing Class – October 10-12

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - October 12 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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$700 9 tickets left
Classes Blacksmithing

Basic Blacksmithing Class – Tool Making October 10 @ 4:00 pm - October 12 @ 4:30 pm This blacksmithing course is well designed to help the beginner develop good basic techniques. We start with lighting and controlling the fire and hammer control. Students have the opportunity to work on both coal and propane forges. Projects incorporate basic forging techniques allowing students to learn while building fire tools they can keep and use on their own forge. These tools include a shovel,…

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November 2019

Fireplace

Advanced Blacksmithing Fireplace Tools – Nov 15-16, 2019

November 15 @ 8:30 am - November 16 @ 4:30 pm
THAK Ironworks, 2282 Floradale Road
Floradale, Ontario N0B 1V0 Canada
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Advanced Blacksmithing Class - Fireplace Tools Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019 As with all blacksmithing projects, the possibilities are limitless.  This a great opportunity for people looking to hone their skill with clear guidance from THAK while making a fireplace set they take home. Learn to make a fireplace tool set that will include tongs. poker, shovel and broom with rack from Master Blacksmith, Robb Martin (aka - THAK).   Note:  In this class students will be making a rack…

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