101 – Forging and Completion of a Personal Neck Knife

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In this two-day course, students will receive a perfect balance of hands-on involvement as well as lecture topics. Upon completion of the course, students will have designed and created their own personal neck knife and will possess a basic understanding of the blade forging and finishing process.

Hands-on techniques will include:

  • Selection of steel
  • Forge maintenance
  • Forging to final thickness
  • Scale removal
  • Cold forging
  • Straightening
  • Tempering
  • Attaching handles
  • Sharpening
  • Hand sanding to completion
  • Kydex sheath-making

Lecture topics will include:

  • Philosophy of Japanese metallurgy
  • The five criteria for superior cutlery
  • Expose on laminates vs. homogeneous steel blades
  • Practical parameters of cutlery design
  • Slide show of bladesmithing in Japan

Classes taught one-on-one unless otherwise negotiated. Travel and lodging are at the student’s expense.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs