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April 2021

ABS  Handles and Guards

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ABS  Handles and Guards

This class is designed to continue the course of study set forth in the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work, spiral dagger handles, handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish. Students will be instructed on how to finish off a professional looking knife. Participants are expected to possess the skill and knowledge to forge, grind and heat treat blades prior to this class. A limited amount and type of materials will be provided, students are welcome to furnish and bring their own handle and guard material. It is required that students enrolling in this workshop provide their own, finished blades ready to be completed. This is a week-long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.

Location: 3000 Building. Room 3327

Course Code               Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24532          6/7 – 6/11                   Monday-Friday from 8AM– 5PM

Registration Deadline: 4/26/21

Cost: $734.75

Total Including ALL Fees: $741.00

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July 2021

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

July 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 25131         7/26 – 8/6                   Monday-Friday from 8AM– 5PM

Registration Deadline: 7/5/21

Cost: $1220.75

Total Including ALL Fees: $1,227.00

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