This is the original 6-day course covering all details found in 100, 101, 201 and 301. 100 - In this one-day course, the student will be introduced to the unique world of traditional Japanese bladesmithing. This class is observatory and requires no physical participation by the student. Murray Carter will demonstrate the complete process of making a Japanese laminated kitchen knife. 101 - Upon completion of the course, students will have designed and completed their own personal neck knife, and will have a basic understanding of the blade forging and finishing process. 201 - The students will enjoy a perfect balance of hands-on involvement as well as lecture topics. Upon completion of the course, students will have designed and completed their own personal camp knife and will have an intermediate understanding of the blade forging and finishing process. 301 - Forge welding, forging and completion of a Kuro-uchi series knife. In this advanced course, students will apply skills learned in 100- and 200-level courses and further their experience and understanding through the process of forge welding. Travel and lodging are at student's expense.