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Introduction to Bladesmithing-Hybrid Course

September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am September 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


The Hybrid Introduction to Bladesmithing course at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing is a combination of both the online introduction course and the in-person introduction course. Built on curriculum designed by Bill Moran, the father of modern Damascus Steel and the founder of the first bladesmithing school, this 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. 

The Hybrid Introduction to Bladesmithing course is structured in two parts. Part one includes the online introduction to bladesmithing course which covers the terminology, procedures of forging, heat treatment, forging, and grinding of blades. Part two of the hybrid course includes in-person training at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College where participants will develop the skills learned on the online platform in a hands-on setting. Upon registering for the hybrid introduction course, participants will receive login information and access to the online program at learnbladesmithing.com. Students must complete the online program prior to attending the in-person training on September 17-September 24 Please contact Don McIntosh at mcintoshknives@gmail.com for further information/questions.

Taking our approved Introduction to Bladesmithing Course shortens the pre-journeyman Smith Jury wait time requirements from 3 years to 2 years.

To register call us at (903) 823-3270.

Hybrid Introduction to Bladesmithing Refund Policy: Students may request a partial refund of $1,150 up to three weeks prior to the in-person start date of class. Students may request a full refund of $1,400 within 24 hours of purchase of program.

Class taught by: Brion Tomberlin and Mike Williams