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ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

March 11

March 18 – 29

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 ABS Certified Master Bladesmiths Greg Neely and Scott McGhee.

Students need to bring their own safety equipment for the classes:

Eye protection

Leather chaps

Gloves – 2 sets: one for hot material and a pair of regular leather gloves for protection.

Hearing protection


Cost: $1,006.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3337

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24251           3/18 – 29         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/11

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240


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3300 bldg, Main Campus
185 Freedlander Dr.
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