Beginner Bladesmithing “Fighting Knife


Nick Rossi  JS

Class runs: June 15-18

Tuition: $600

Materials and Fees: $60

Skill Level: Beginner and up, some blacksmithing experience recommended

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   From the Randall Model 1 to the Moran ST 23, fighting knives have been depended on by servicemen and women and treasured by collectors. This intense four day class will focus on the forging skills needed for bladesmithing using 1084 high carbon steel. Full tang blades with slab handle construction will be the primary project. A focus on better hand forging skills, grinding, and proper heat treatment will be the core of the class. Basic handle construction, materials, fitting, filing and finish will be covered, it may be possible for students to leave with one completely finished blade based on skill level. A minimum of a beginners blacksmithing workshop is recommended


Nick Rossi has been making knives since 1997 and has taught Bladesmithing since 2006. He operates Nick Rossi Knives out of his studio in Vassalboro Maine. Nick is not only passionate about making innovative, highly functional knives but also sharing the joy of this craft with others. He Journeyman in the American Bladesmith Society and a member of the New England Bladesmith Guild.