Way of the Forge

Knife Making and Blacksmithing Classes in Los Angeles and Beyond

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Private Classes, Workshops, and Walkabouts

Primitive Wilderness Skills: Private walkabouts and skills intensives are available for individuals and groups.
Metalsmithing: Private classes in blacksmithing and knife making are available in West Covina.

Primitive Coppersmithing

Learn the ancient art of redsmithing and forge copper into accessories for both beauty and utility.

Traditional Leather
Sheath Making

Custom fit your field blade with a hand made leather sheath, the old way! Learn the anatomy of a high functioning leather sheath

Bladesmithing I: Introduction to
Forged Blades

Forge and heat treat a traditional, small, high carbon steel wood working knife using simple tools and a charcoal pit forge.

Primitive Blacksmithing: Viking Firesteels

Hand forge your own firesteel in the medieval Viking tradition and create your own flint and steel fire making kit.

Traditional Knife Hafting

Revisit traditional methods of fitting knife blades that artisans of the past used without modern glues, plastic finishes, and high powered machinery. Haft your bare blade with a traditional stacked wood and leather handle, using simple hand tools for both beauty, comfort, and a personalized touch.

Blacksmithing: Medieval & Viking Cutlery

Learn the fundamentals of primitive Iron Age technology and forge your own Viking style food knife and Colonial style iron spoon.

Bladesmithing III: Forged Bushcraft
Field Knife

Reconnect with the ancient art of the hand forged blade as our ancestors did with simple tools, charcoal, and an earthen pit forge.

Introduction to Primitive Blacksmithing

Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing using the methods of our ancient ancestors with nothing more than a charcoal pit forge and simple hand tools

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