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SMITHING: A metalsmith is a craftsperson that creates useful items out of various metals. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Shaping metal with a hammer and anvil is the most prominent component of smithing. Often the hammering is done while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge.

  • Bladesmithing: Create knives/axes from carbon steel by forging the metal, and using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Arc + Flame uses both gas and coal forges for blademithing classes. Keep in mind, most smithing classes are physically demanding and also hot in temperature! Bladesmithing classes at Arc + Flame are available as Multi-Session Workshops and Night Courses

PLEASE NOTE: In order to take an Arc + Flame Bladesmithing Class, students need to have prior forging experience, such as our Skill Builder Workshop: Tapers or a Tapers/ Hook Sampler Class. Please contact blacksmithing@rocafc.com if you are concerned about your prerequisite experience!

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at blacksmithing@rocafc.com or 585-617-9644.  Interested Students MUST COMPLETE this underage student APPLICATION prior to meeting with Blacksmithing Director.

Smithing Technique: Bladesmithing

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Bladesmithing 4-Night Workshop
Bladesmithing 4-Night Workshop

Blacksmithing Night Course

$395.00
Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Audra Draper
Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Audra Draper

Blacksmithing Workshop

$845.00
Bladesmithing Workshop: 2-Days with Kevin Cashen
Bladesmithing Workshop: 2-Days with Kevin Cashen

Blacksmithing Workshop

$295.00
ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing Workshop
ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing Workshop

Blacksmithing Workshop

$1,450.00
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Bladesmithing 2-Day Workshop
Bladesmithing 2-Day Workshop

Blacksmithing Workshop

$275.00
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Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Elmer Roush
Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Elmer Roush

Blacksmithing Workshop

$725.00
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Bladesmithing Workshop: 3-Days with Kevin Cashen
Bladesmithing Workshop: 3-Days with Kevin Cashen

Blacksmithing Workshop

$395.00
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Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Joel Worley
Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Joel Worley

Blacksmithing Workshop

$725.00
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Bladesmithing 3-Day Workshop
Bladesmithing 3-Day Workshop

Blacksmithing Workshop

$395.00
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Bladesmithing 6-Night Workshop
Bladesmithing 6-Night Workshop

Blacksmithing Night Course

$395.00