Bladesmithing 3-Day Workshop

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$395.00

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. 

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Introduction to BladesmithingCreate a wonderful conversation piece and functional drop point hunting knife. In this introductory class the students will learn to forge high carbon steel. Students will learn about some appropriate steels for blades and how to process them to bring out the desired qualities such as durability, edge retention, and sharpen-ability. They will then grind and heat treat their blade blank. Students will also be shown how to sharpen and polish the heat treated blade. Finally, the blades will be finished with a para-cord wrapped handle.

For those who have their own or took the Damascus Billet workshop you can bring that to use. Materials should be between 3/16" to 5/16" thick and 1" to 1-1/2" wide.

NOTE: This class is focused on the blade and assumes the student is already comfortable with high aspect-ratio tapering. Please contact us if you are concerned about your prerequisite experience!

Arc + Flame Bladesmithing Workshops are a keen way to learn and explore creating knives. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance your learning experience. These classes are designed as skill building endeavors that focus on the fundamental techniques used in working high carbon steel. Students will work on building the skills needed to be able to forge a knife blank, grind, heat treat and sharpen it. 

NOTE: Bladesmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

Current Workshop Schedule:
  • Next Session TBD
Details: 
  • 3 - 8-hour class periods: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Enrollment: 3 to 8 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Prerequisite: Skill Builder Workshop: Tapers or (2) Tapers/ Hook Sampler Classes. If you have questions, please contact us at blacksmithing@rocafc.com 
  • Breakfast snacks included
  • Lunch for all 3 days is available for an additional $35, or a refrigerator and microwave will be available for those who wish to provide their own. 
  • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
  • This is a physically and mentally demanding course class with full days in the shop, please come ready to get dirty and work hard!

     NOTE: If you would like to participate in our lunch program, please purchase the separate "Blacksmithing Lunch Plan" that corresponds to your class (click here). If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing info@rocafc.com.

    NOTE: Are you traveling from out of town? Click here for lodging + food information!

     
    Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:

    NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

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