Intro to Blades

Intro to Blades

A hands-on half day (4+/- hours) introductory bladesmithing class in the Iron Grove Tool Co. shop focusing on making a small high carbon steel knife.

We'll discuss shop safety, equipment usage and basic metal-movement principles before forging a blade from available steel, learning a basic heat treatment process, grinding/sanding simple edge geometry and sharpening the blade.

There is no set time limit to the class, we go until we finish.


All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. The student(s) will leave with their own handmade knife. Contact the shop to schedule.


-Classes are scheduled 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1

-Readily available M-F 8am-12pm, or 12pm-4pm

-Rare weekend scheduling by special request.