NOTE: Students MUST be 18 years of age or older to participate in this course.
If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.
Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give you the opportunity to create one of your very own.
Taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of History Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson.
In this two-day class students will make their own chef knife from high carbon steel. All aspects of bladesmithing will be covered, from forging the blade to shaping, then heat treating, grinding and polishing, making and fitting a wooden handle and finally, sharpening - with very special attention given to the design and geometry of this kind of knife.
Visit Matthew's website at: dragonsbreathforge.com/home/about-matt/
Experience: This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful, and a tapering class is a prerequisite.
Don't know how to forge tapers? Check out our Skill Builder: Tapers class to get your hammer arm ready:
October 2020 Session: October 10th & 11th (9am-5pm daily): $395
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
- All materials and safety equipment included
- Experience: Tapering class or equivalent experience
- Breakfast snacks included
- Lunch for both days is available for an additional $25 (must be purchased at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class). For those who wish to provide their own lunch a refrigerator and microwave will be available in the shop.
- Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
- This is 2-day long class with full days in the shop
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 email@example.com.
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