June 10 – 14
ABS Handles and Guards
This class is designed to continue the course of study set forth in the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work, spiral dagger handles, handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish. Students will be instructed on how to finish off a professional looking knife. Participants are expected to possess the skill and knowledge to forge, grind and heat treat blades prior to this class. A limited amount and type of materials will be provided, students are welcome to furnish and bring their own handle and guard material. It is required that students enrolling in this workshop provide their own, finished blades ready to be completed. This is a week-long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith. Instructor: James Rodebaugh
Students need to bring their own safety equipment for the classes:
Gloves – 2 sets: one for hot material and a pair of regular leather gloves for protection.
Location: 3300 building, room 3327
Course Code Date Time
CSP 4000 24255 6/10 – 14 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 5/27
Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240