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Introduction to Bladesmithing

April 8 @ 8:00 am

This 2-week course includes lecture and hands-on work and is designed for anyone interested in making quality hand-forged blades. Metal selection, function, and different blade designs will be discussed. Hammer forging to shape, annealing, heat treating, grinding, and tempering will be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Most participants should be able to
make a blade that is capable of passing the American Bladesmith Society Journeyman test for cutting and bending by the end of this course.


Class will be held April 8-April 19, 2024 Monday-Friday 8a-5pm

Instructors: Jim Crowell & Tim Potier

To register please call 903-823-3015