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Registration Deadline: Apr 06, 2024

Bladesmithing 101: 3-piece knife with wooden handle Two Day Workshop

Presented by Roswell Creative Arts and City of Roswell, Georgia at Art Center West, Roswell GA

Apr 06 - 07 2024
Bladesmithing 101: 3-piece knife with wooden handle Two Day Workshop

This workshop at The Forge at Art Center West is a great introduction to knife making. You’ll learn to forge a railroad spike knife that’s good for camping, utility, and ornamental purposes.

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. You will experience a very active workshop with an emphasis on hands on learning with hammer, heat, and iron. While these 1-day intensive workshops serve as introductions to bladesmithing, each participant will leave the workshop with a finished knife with integral handle. These are ... view more »


No prerequisites or experience necessary. Ages: 16+.

Fee: $130

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For more information or questions, please contact A.J. Argentina at (770) 641-3990 or


  • Apr 6, 2024 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 7, 2024 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Day One
Participants will begin by forging a blade from 5160 steel and conclude with grinding and hardening of the blades.

Day Two
Participants will concentrate on refinement as well as fit and finish with a 2-part wooden handle.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Art Center West

1355 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

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