ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing CLass

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  1. KHall

    KHall KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 17, 2009
    There are still opening for the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing at Haywood Community College October 3-14, 2016. The fee is $850. To register call Enrollment Management at 828-627-4505.

    This is a great time to be in the mountains of North Carolina.

    Instructor - Jim Crowell
    This class is for beginning knifemakers, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a knife. Students are taught metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering will all be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two years. This is a two-week long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.
     
  2. tapforge

    tapforge

    11
    Dec 11, 2015
    I took the class at Texarkana with MS Brion MS Mike Williams. its worth every penny!
     
  3. KHall

    KHall KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 17, 2009
    Only a few slots still left. Register soon if you want to attend.
     

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