Forged Hunting Knife with Forged Guard
Class runs: May 16-19
Material Fee: $60
Skill level: Seasoned Beginner and up, basic blacksmithing knowledge recommended
In this four day workshop students will learn how to forge, and assemble a hidden tang hunting / utility style knife, as well as learning how to forge and fit a guard onto the knife. All aspects of knifemaking will be covered, including, forging, grinding, heat treatment, safety, tools, material selection and knife design theory. The blades will be 1084 carbon steel, with a forged mild steel guard and choice of exotic or figured hardwood handle. Students should expect to complete a hunting knife with a 3-4” blade. Beginner bladesmithing skills are strongly recommended but not necessary.
Students should be familiar with basic forging processes to be successful in this class. A minimum of a beginners blacksmithing is super helpful.