Forged Integral Chef Knives

         with     

Nick Rossi   JS

Class runs: September 23-27

 Tuition: $625

 Material Fee: $60

Skill level: Intermediate, must have good forging skills and proficient at Bladesmithing.

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Considered by many to be the ultimate culmination of knife design and forging skill, the integral knife is unparalleled in its elegance and balance. It presents unique challenges in forging and heat treating. In this class we will take a fresh look at forging integral kitchen knives, looking at the process with a new perspective. Using simple tools and direct methods, a minimum of specialized tools will be used. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated and discussed in detail.

Students should be able to forge standard knives proficiently and easily. Comfort with hand tools, grinders and power hammers is necessary for success in this class. Students should expect to complete a hidden tang, integral chef knife with a pinned, exotic wood handle during the 5 day workshop.

                                                            

 

This is not a beginners bladesmithing class and students should be familiar with basic forging processes to be successful in this class. A minimum of a beginners blacksmithing or bladesmithing course is recommended for some success.

Some stills from Lee’s class. #leesauder #ironsmelting #somethingfromnothingSo not only did we make 4 blooms of iron, Lee guided us through remelting all the bits that fell off the blooms in forging and carburizing it in this smaller furnace. We were able to make some beautiful high carbon material! #homemadesteel #makesometoolsLee Sauder is amazing asset to our community and it was a pleasure to have him back for another smelting workshop. This is the climax, when a big beautiful bloom of Iron gets brought into the world! #bloomerysmelting #oretoiron #nothingtosomethingRED hammer faces, means one thing, it’s Smelting Week at NESM.  Busting up ore and making clay, the foundations of a successful smelt. Thank you Lee Sauder !!ya#newenglandschoolofmetalwork #acienttechnology #ironsmelting #gettingdirtyAwesome Gladius class from @samsalvati_bs! These things are scary sharp! Great job fellas! #handforged #gladius #bladesmith #blacksmithAvailable workshops! Enroll at www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com #craft #art #handmade #educationGreat 2 week workshop with @steveculverknives and Christoph Deringer! Both makers are so different and have so much to offer the students really got a treat! #americanbladesmithsociety #journeytojs #forgedDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village really taught a wonderful class last week on a filing Vise. He’s a shining star in the world of traditional work right now. #colonialaf #handwork #forgeandfiledDerek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village is up this week teaching a very cool filing vise workshop. You can see the nearly completed vise in the foreground. Here he is tempering a return spring using an old school cool method. #colonial #oldschoolcool #toolstomaketools