All classes begin with hammer control exercises.
101 and 102- Forging two basic knifes to a specific pattern. (handle isolation, points, tip control, beveling)
103- Is the missing link in so many peoples knives. (Thermocycling, straightening and heat treating)
104- Choosing the best of your two knives, you'll take it to completion. From handle glue up, shaping and finally sharpening.
We go in depth of forging different handle patterns. Each handle is attached to a specific amount of material for the blade, which yes, we will forge in the 300 series.
201- Application of a fish tail to a knife handle. (cross peening, secondary distal)
202- Classic coffin handle (symmetry)
203- bushcraft palm swell (horn and cross peen work)
204- index finger loop (secondary distal, top tools)
The 300 series is where you complete the previously forged handles.
301- 4" Drop point (on the bushcraft handle)
302- 5" Trailing point (fishtail)
303- Large Classic Bowie (coffin)
304- Large Fighter bowie (index finger)
Four evenings of finishing your two bowie knives or your best two knives
This is where you get to see your work shine.