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ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

July 20, 2020

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

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.


Cost: $1,227.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                                             Date                                        Time

CSP 4000 24384           ALL July classes are on currently on hold.          8a – 5p

The course will take place beginning on 7/27 and continue to run everyday until 8/5, including Saturday and Sunday.

Preferred Registration Deadline: June 29th, 2020. Class dates were set for 7/27 – 8/5  and are currently under review.

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240


July 20, 2020
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