Bladesmithing I: Introduction to Forged Blades

bladesmithing_forgebladeThis is our introductory class to Primitive Bladesmithing where students learn the foundation of hand forging blades by making a simple but traditional carving knife.  No experience is necessary.

In this full day blacksmithing class, students will:

  • Practice using a primitive, charcoal pit forge and blacksmithing tools
  • Learn the basics of forging a wood carving knife with an integral handlebladesmithing intro 01
  • Practice traditional stock removal techniques with files and simple abrasives
  • Harden and temper simple, high carbon steel for durability and edge retention
  • Sharpen and hone an efficient cutting edge without the use of jigs or angle guides
  • Take home a completed knife ready to work

Children 13 and under may share a project with a paying adult at a reduced price.

Class Date: Sunday, December 11th, (10:00am – 4:00pm) ,2016
bladesmithing intro 02Location: Santa Fe Springs, Ca
Early Bird Registration (ends December 4th): …………….… $80
Standard Registration: ………………………………………………… $95
Shop & Materials Fee: ………………………………………………….. $20

*Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below.
**Children 13 and under may attend at a reduced price with a registered adult to share a blade.

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Cancellation and Refund Policies

A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this. Full refunds, minus $15 administrative fee for single day classes and a $30 admin fee for multi-day classes, are given to registrants who cancel with at least 7 days notice of the event. Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event forfeit a refund.

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We understand that emergencies and unforeseen circumstances do happen.As such we offer the courtesy of transferring your fees to a different class within six months of the originally scheduled class minus the respective admin fee. For example, a single day $50 workshop cancelled the day before may be transferred to a multi-day $100 workshop the following month. The total balance due would be $60 ($100 multi day – $50 single day transfer + $10 single day admin fee). Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled class start time and no-shows, forfeit the option of a fee transfer however a 20% off voucher may be given towards your next class of equal value.

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