One day introduction to blade smithing
This class is an excellent introduction to bladesmithing. We will forge, from a single piece of high carbon steel, a small knife with integral handle.
We cover the basics of anticipating material movement during forging and the heat treating process as we make this elegant utility blade.
Open to all, this class has been designed with the novice in mind.
General Class Information
Classes run 9.30- 4.30
PPE provided, please wear non-synthetic clothing, long pants, and sturdy footwear.
It is recommended you have attended at least one of our introductory classes before taking the intermediate courses.
Coffee and tea are served at the forge, bring a lunch or order a local pizza in.
Metchosin is well served with a coffee shop, restaurant and pizzeria for extra refreshments or to enjoy dinner after a hard day of forging!
Group bookings are encouraged, so if you have a group of friends or a work event we are happy to arrange dates to accommodate your party.
Group bookings will receive a 10% discount.
These one-on-one teaching opportunities are ideal for the serious enthusiast who is looking to move their forging skills up to the next level. Jake has almost a quarter century of forging experience, so whether you are looking to improve hand or power hammer skills, this opportunity offers an invaluable chance to learn from a master of his craft.
Jake is also willing to travel to teach, and has led a large number of workshops, demonstrations and group forging projects around the world.