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Classes

$400/person

1 Day Random Pattern Damascus Class

3 person maximum          9am-4pm
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This one day class will focus on the fundamentals of making pattern welded damascus steel in a gas forge and is intended for smiths who have their own set up and are interested in getting further into the craft. Students will spend the day prepping, welding, and restacking a relatively high layer random pattern billet that can be taken home to make their own knives out of, or brought back for the 2 day full tang class. The billet will be big enough for two EDC sized knives. Price includes all materials. 

 

The class lasts all day (9am-4pm) with a one hour lunch at noon. Food is not provided but my shop is within walking distance of Downtown Louisville CO, home of many good local restaurants. You are expected to wear close toed shoes, clothes that can get damaged, to bring enough water and snacks for the day, and to bring any protective equipment you might want to use. Hearing, eye, and hand protection is provided. Anything else is up to you.

 

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2 Day Full Tang Knife Class

$600/person

2 person maximum          Sat/Sun 9am-4pm
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This is my most in depth and technical class available. Some experience is highly recommended but not entirely necessary. This class will take course over a full weekend and covers every step in the knife making process including design, preform, forging, heat treatment, grinding, tempering, and handling. Students will make an 8 inch OAL fixed blade EDC knife with a full tang and wooden scales of their own design. Price covers all materials and consumables used. Sheaths are not included. 

 

The class lasts two full days (9am-4pm) with a one hour lunch at noon each day. Food is not provided but my shop is within walking distance of Downtown Louisville CO, home of many good local restaurants. You are expected to wear close toed shoes, clothes that can get damaged, to bring enough water and snacks for each day, and to bring any protective equipment you might want to use. Hearing, eye, and hand protection is provided. Anything else is up to you.

 

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1 Day RR Spike Knife Class   $250/person

3 person maximum              9am-4pm

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This no experience necessary class is perfect for those who want to get a taste of what the craft is like, or even those who are just looking to try something new for a day! Students will make high carbon RR spike knives of their own design and get to use industrial machinery specific to the knife making trade. Price includes all materials. 

 

The class lasts one full day (9-4) with a one hour lunch at noon. Food is not provided but my shop is within walking distance of Downtown Louisville CO, home of many good local restaurants. You are expected to wear close toed shoes, clothes that can get damaged, to bring enough water and snacks for the day, and to bring any protective equipment you might want to use. Hearing, eye, and hand protection is provided. Anything else is up to you.

 

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1 Day Tong Making Class   $250/person

3 person maximum              9am-4pm

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This class requires some prior blacksmithing experience. For those who are just beginning their journey into bladesmithing or blacksmithing and want to make their own tools rather than buy them. We will spend a day forging three different pairs of tongs: flat jaw, bolt jaw, and a pair of blanks for you to finish at your own forge. Price includes all materials.

 

The class lasts one full day (9-4) with a one hour lunch at noon. Food is not provided but my shop is within walking distance of Downtown Louisville CO, home of many good local restaurants. You are expected to wear close toed shoes, clothes that can get damaged, to bring enough water and snacks for the day, and to bring any protective equipment you might want to use. Hearing, eye, and hand protection is provided. Anything else is up to you. If you have a hammer you like to use please bring it!

 

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1 Day Hammer Making Class     $350

2 person maximum              9am-4pm

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This class requires some prior blacksmithing experience. For those who are just beginning their journey into bladesmithing or blacksmithing and want to make their own tools rather than buy them. We will spend a day forging one hammer of your choice in design. (Dog's head, cross/straight peen, flat rounding, etc) Price includes all materials.

 

The class lasts one full day (9-4) with a one hour lunch at noon. Food is not provided but my shop is within walking distance of Downtown Louisville CO, home of many good local restaurants. You are expected to wear close toed shoes, clothes that can get damaged, to bring enough water and snacks for the day, and to bring any protective equipment you might want to use. Hearing, eye, and hand protection is provided. Anything else is up to you. If you have a hammer you like to use please bring it!

 

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