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Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Day Blacksmith Knife & Sheath with Joel Worley

$850.00
9 Seats Left
$850.00

NOTE: Students MUST be 18 years of age or older to attend this class. 

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

Blacksmith Knife & Sheath

In this 5-Day workshop students will forge and complete a knife with an integrated steel handle. Each part of the process will be covered in detail including knife design theory, steel selection, forging technique, basic metallurgy, and finishing. Once the knife is completed, students will make a custom fit tooled-leather sheath.

An American Bladesmith Society (ABS) Journeyman Smith and a board member of Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil (SOFA), Joel lives in northwest Ohio and has been making knives for 12 years.  He has demonstrated Damascus and blade forging at the Mid America ABS Hammer-In and teaches several bladesmithing classes yearly both at SOFA and at his personal shop.

This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful and a Tapering class is a prerequisite. If you're unsure if you meet the prerequisite, or have any questions, please contact us at blacksmithing@rocafc.com 

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!

    Workshop Schedule:

    • September 2022 Session: Monday, September 12th, 2022 through Friday, September 16th, 2022 (9am-5pm each day)


      Class Details:

      • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students (Note: we provide an assistant after the 6th enrollment)
      • All materials and safety equipment included
      • Experience: This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful and a Tapering class is a prerequisite. If you're unsure if you meet the prerequisite, or have any questions, please contact us at blacksmithing@rocafc.com 
      • Breakfast snacks included
      • 1-hour lunch break
      • Vending machines are available
      • This is a physically and mentally demanding class with full days in the shop, please come ready to get dirty and work hard!

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

      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! 

      PLEASE READ: Student Health / Refund Policy / Age / Dress Code

      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 read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

      Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes) OR approval from Department Director.

      Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, shorts, skirts, or highly flammable clothing.

      Bladesmithing Workshop: 5-Day Blacksmith Knife & Sheath with Joel Worley



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