Forged Blade (full day)
A hands-on full day (+/-8 hours) beginner bladesmithing class in the Iron Grove Tool Co. shop focusing on making, from start to finish, 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 the full heat treatment process for that steel, grinding/sanding edge geometry specific to the intended use of the knife, crafting a handle 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. -Classes can be scheduled 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1-Readily available M-F 8am-4pm-Rare weekend scheduling by special request.-The leatherwork required to hand craft a carrying sheath simply can't be covered in the alotted time, one per knife can be pre-made and provided with a little notice.