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Introduction to Bladesmithing
A two day course. We cover bladesmith metallurgy and knife steel selection. Thermal cycling and the forging process. Knife function and terminology. Bladesmith tooling and methods.
Forge your own blade from scratch. Starting with a rectangular billet, I will guide you through the process where you will forge and finish your own high performance custom hunter/utility or kitchen knife complete with African hard wood handle and sheath.
Cost is R3500
The perfect gift! Vouchers available for courses as a perfect perfect gift. Vouchers are valid for 12 months.
I do not have set dates for the courses and accomodate students any weekdays and every second and last weekend of the month, but do make exceptions as your availability dictates.
Make your own laminated steel billet from contrasting high carbon steels. We cover the theory of damascus/wootz/laminated steels and then move on to the practical art of forge welding and folding steel. Learn how random pattern damascus can be manipulated to form different patterns in your billet.
One day course is R2500
Add on the two day Introduction to Bladesmithing course and transform your billet into a functional knife with sheath
Combo 3 day course R5500
We cover the same modules as The Introduction to Bladesmithing Course but transfoirm a 900g ball pean hammer into a fully functional cam axe with leather cover.
Learn the acient craft of manipulating red hot steel to make beautiful and functional jewellery, ornaments and tools. In two days we cover all the blacksmith techniques including drawing out, tapering, scrolling, piercing, drifting and riveting.