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