Introduction to Bladesmithing

with

   ABS Master Bladesmith Jim Crowell

Class runs: May 6-17

 Tuition: $1,300

Material fee: $130

Monday through Friday, 8am—5pm each day, no class on weekend in-between

Skill level: Beginner and up, basic blacksmithing is helpful

 

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     This two week course is designed for anyone interested in making high quality hand forged blades and includes lecture and hands on work, all taught by ABS Master Bladesmith's. Metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, annealing, heat treating, grinding and heat treating will be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Most participants should be able to make a blade that is capable of passing the American Bladesmith Society Journeyman test for cutting and bending by the end of this course. This intense course is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to achieve their Journeyman or Masters Bladesmith stamp through the ABS.

     Students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Apprentice member by one (1) year and will be eligible to submit their knives for ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two (2) years.

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