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Railroad Spike Knife: Introduction to Bladesmithing (Level I)

June 20th 5PM - 10PM

Our take on a hobbyist favorite, the Railroad Spike Knife is a fun place to begin your journey into smithing. We will go through material isolations, creating a pre-former, beveling and shaping the blade, profile grinding, and heat treat, and finally we will sharpen your knife to a razors edge.

No experience needed for this one, however there is a lot of material to move so be prepared for some hard work.

Please arrive for your class at least thirty minutes before the scheduled start time. Wear non flammable (high cotton content) long sleeved shirt and long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring plenty of water and be sure to eat a hearty meal before class.