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Introduction to Bladesmithing

October 16 @ 8:00 am October 27 @ 5:00 pm

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 October 16-October 27, 2023 Monday-Friday 8a-5pm

Instructors: Brion Tomberlin & Greg Neely

To register please call 903-823-3270