ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing CLass

KHall

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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.
 

KHall

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Only a few slots still left. Register soon if you want to attend.
 
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