Forged Integral Chef Knives

         with     

Nick Rossi   JS

Class runs: June 29-July 3

 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.

Another great Intermediate class with @bredaknives. Ben is a top tier Journeyman and we are lucky to have him so close by. #americanbladesmith #forged #knifemaker #maineWe think we did pretty well on these 2020 instructors and topics. Hope you think so too! Peruse and enroll. Link in sig. #newenglandschoolofmetalwork #blacksmith #bladesmith #forged@jenniferdepollo taught a fantastic workshop this past week! Some fantastic student work! #blacksmith #botanicals #forged #handskillsHere’s one of our favorite regulars Manuel starting the day forging flowers in @jenniferdepollo’s fantastic workshop this week. #forgingflowers #botanical #educationImpressive knives from a great class! Integral Chef with Nick Rossi. #integralchef #forged #buildituseitSome 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 #gettingdirty