Primitive Blacksmithing: Viking Firesteels

The Percussion Fire Steel Striker

Percussion fire making is arguably one of the oldest fire making technologies potentially even predating the friction hand drill fire making technology. Ancient Viking blacksmiths learned that hardened, high carbon firesteel produces hotter sparks with less effort.

One Day Primitive Forging Class

Revisit the preferred firemaking technologies of medieval Vikings and create your own percussion fire making kit with your hand wrought firesteel.

In this class, students will:

  • Learn to use a primitive charcoal pit forge and blacksmithing tools
  • Hand forge a Viking style firesteel
  • Heat treat high carbon steel to produce maximum sparks
  • Practice using flint and steel striker to produce sparks and make fire
  • Learn how to make traditional charred tinder using wildharvested materials to easily catch sparks

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

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA

Schedule: Saturday  (10am – 5pm)

Early Bird ……………………………………………… $105

Standard Registration .………………………….$125

Children 12 & under (with registered adult) …………………………………….………………………….$65

Materials Fee …………..………………………….…$35

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA

Schedule: Saturday (10am – 5pm)

Early Bird ………………………………..…… $105

Standard Registration .…………………$125

Materials Fee …………..……………………$35

Nov 9th, 2019 (early bird ends 9pm, 11/2)

This class is included in the Ancient Metalsmith series.

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Learn the ancient art of metalsmithing as a creative partnership with Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. Subjects include bladesmithing, blacksmithing, coppersmithing, and forge building.

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