Bladesmithing I: Introduction to Forged Blades

The Hand Forged EDC Neck Knife

This is our introductory class to Primitive Bladesmithing where students learn the foundation of hand forging blades by making a small, integral handle, utility knife.

Single Day Primitive Knife Making Class

Re-discover the tools and methods of Early Iron Age technology to forge a high quality knife with modern, high carbon tool steel. No experience is necessary.

In this full day primitive blacksmithing class, students will:

  • Learn to use a primitive charcoal pit forge and blacksmithing tools
  • Practice the basics of forging blades
  • Practice traditional stock removal techniques with files and simple abrasives
  • Harden and temper simple, high carbon steel for durability and edge retention
  • Sharpen and hone an efficient cutting edge without the use of jigs or angle guides
  • Take home a completed knife ready to work

*Children 12 and under may share a project with a paying adult at a reduced price.

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday (10am – 5pm)
Early Bird ……………………………………………… $95
Standard Registration .………………………….$105
Children 12 & under (with registered adult) …………………………………….………………………….$65
Materials Fee …………..………………………….…$30

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday (10am – 5pm)
Early Bird ………………………………..…… $95
Standard Registration .…………………$105
Materials Fee …………..……………………$30

Feb 4th, 2018 (early bird ends 9pm, Jan 26th)

This class is included in the Ancient Metalsmith series.

2018 Metalsmithing Schedule

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