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Bladesmithing Workshop: 2-Days with Matthew Parkinson

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PLEASE READ: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have concerns with your physical or mental health, cognitive processing, vision, hearing, or hand dexterity PLEASE contact us at 585-349-7110 or email info@rocafc.com before signing up! We want to ensure a satisfactory and SAFE experience for you, and all students and faculty. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

$395.00

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.

Chef Knife 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:

Workshop Schedule:
  • April 2021 Session: Saturday, April 10th & Sunday, April 11th (9am-5pm)
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 blacksmithing@rocafc.com.

Class Details: 

  • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Experience: Tapering class or equivalent experience
  • 1-hour lunch break
  • Vending machines available
  • This is 2-day long class with full days in the shop

     
    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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