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.
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.