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 email@example.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.
The Heat Treating Process
ABS Master Bladesmith Kevin Cashen will conduct a two day class studying reliable heat treating processes for blades. Heat treating is full of mystery these days by and large due to inaccurate depictions in movies and TV that invade the social conscious. A solid foundation in this knowledge and skill will set you apart as a knife or tool maker.
Unlike many bladesmithing heat treatment courses, Kevin will not only show how to do it, he offers a solid understanding of why and what is happening so that students can troubleshoot their own processes later on.
Students should bring several forged or stock removal knives (under 14") that are ready for heat treating as we will not be forging knives in this concentrated class. Students with questions about the materials may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the class.
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!
If you have any questions, please contact our Smithing Director, Candace Martens, at email@example.com.