Learning and teaching are two of my passions. I have been a student of the forged blade for over 15 years now. It has been a true privilege to learn from some of the best master blade smiths in the world. Many of my years in Nicaragua were spent teaching blacksmithing and bladesmithing because I feel it is my duty to carry on the craft and hand it over to others who are willing to learn. I want to continue to offer this experience and these skills to others. For this reason I am starting to give blacksmithing and bladesmithing classes in my shop here in Trussville, Alabama.
I will be offering a 2-day course in Bladesmithing, where students will be forging their very own hunting knife. Students will learn to forge, heat-treat and finish a quality blade that will last a lifetime. Along the way they will learn the ins and outs of a propane forge, proper hammer technique, blade geometry, blade finishing, metallurgy, style variation in knives, handle construction and final sharpening. Students will have access to a well equipped shop and a teacher who loves to create. All anyone will have to bring with them is a desire to learn.
Summer Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14
Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2
$450 for two - day course
I will be taking up to four students for this class. To enroll, click below on the “buy now” button to send in a $50 deposit to secure your spot in the class. I will be in touch via email about your enrollment and with more class details.
June 13-14 (2 slots available) August 1-2 (1 spot available)