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: 3000 Building. Room 3327
Course Code Date Time
CSP 4000 24530 3/15 – 3/26 Monday-Friday from 8AM– 5PM
Registration and Payment Deadline: 3/1/21
Total Including ALL Fees: $1,227.00