No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:
- Forge safety
- Using a gas forge
- Forging the knife handle form
- Forging the blade to shape
- Shaping the handle by scrolling
- Heat treating, normalising hardening and tempering
- Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing
On this 1 day class we will forge a Blacksmith’s knife commonly known as the Viking Blacksmith’s knife, this knife is is also known as a Viking Knife, Blacksmith’s Knife and also a Viking Lady’s knife. I have based the design of these blades upon some iron age bog find knives from Denmark, having altered the shape a little from the original to make them more ergonomic and feel good in the hand.
This is a one piece knife with a forged handle. We will go through the basic forging, heat treating and sharpening of the blade.
At the end of the day you will go home with a fully finished and sharp knife that you have made yourself.
This is a perfect introduction to the craft of the Bladesmith.
Knife sheathes will be available for you to purchase for your knife at the end of the class.