BLACKSMITH AND KNIFE CLASSES

                                          

Knife Making Courses

Introductory course on the basic fundamental of custom knife making using the stock removal method. I will take you through the entire knife making process which includes design, operation a metal cutting band saw, grinding, heat treating, polishing, making a guard and pommel, shaping handles and finishing.  Students will gain  basic understanding of the popular types of steel used in the knife industry, handles material types and styles and develop skill with common knife shop equipment and tools .

Class size is limited to 2 students for individual attention.  The classes run weekly for four weeks, total of 24 hour class time.  The successful completion of this course will result in a finished and usable knife. This project knife will be designed and hand crafted by the students from scratch.

Cost of class effective 1/17/2020 is $250.00.

Minimum age limit 16

Deposit requested to hold spot.      

   Classes held Monday / Wednesday or Tuesday / Thursday 5-8p.m.





BASIC BLACKSMITH COURSES

Explore all the basic skills needed to pursue the craft of blacksmithing in this introductory level class. You will learn about coal fire management, hammer control and forging techniques such as drawing out, upsetting, punching, spitting and drifting metal. you can expect to complete a small project that has sample of the various techniques. Student  will learn the basic understanding of the type of steel metal uses, its basic compound and durability in a variety of projects. You will learning the basics of tempering and hardening steel, basic knowledge in processes with coal as well as gas forge, and the variety of tools found in the blacksmith shop.    No knives are forged in this class. 

       Class size is limited to 2 student per class. Minimum age 16. 

       Class is offered on Saturday or Sunday 9-2pm. 

         Cost $100.00,  deposit required.          

For more information, cost and available class times email Harry Black at harrybla@msn.com or call 208-954-1078.