Same as 500 Intensive Course without the use of a Japanese power hammer or rotating waterstones. The emphasis of this class is to teach students knifemaking with commonly accessible tools. The class does not include forging a Kurouchi kitchen knife due to time constraints.
The 500 Intensive Course typically covers the following courses:
- 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 created their own personal neck knife and will possess a basic understanding of the blade forging and finishing process. (Day 1 – 2)
- 301 – Forge welding, forging, and completion of a Kurouchi 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. (Day 3)
- 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 possess an intermediate understanding of the blade forging and finishing process. (Day 4 – 6)
Classes taught one-on-one unless otherwise negotiated. Travel and lodging are at the student’s expense.