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Bladesmithing 101: 3-Piece Knife with Wooden Handle Two-Day Workshop
This workshop at The Forge at Art Center West is an introduction to blade forging and handle making for beginning and intermediate participants.
You will experience a very active workshop with an emphasis on hands on learning with hammer, heat, and iron. Your experience will be an instructional journey through tools and equipment, material selection, body mechanics, design considerations, forging techniques, basic heat treating principles and finishing methods. Propane forges will be used.
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Participants will begin by forging a blade from 5160 steel and conclude with grinding and hardening of the blades.
Participants will concentrate on refinement as well as fit and finish with a 2-part wooden handle.
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