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Tomahawk Forging & Bushcraft Knives (30 Hours)

Forging a tomahawk is a great starter project for blacksmithing. Forging the head will introduce students to the basic practice of drawing & shaping steel as well as forge-welding and heat treating to harden the edge. Students will forge a traditional style “wrap-around” tomahawk head and will shape/ fit the handle form provided hardwood blanks. Then students will personalize & complete this “hawk” with traditional details & embellishments of their choosing. Open to all levels of experience. Second part of this class students will hand forge a primitive/bushcraft utility knife suited for versatile outdoor use. Basic knife forging, heat treating, handle fitting, and sharpening will be covered. This is a time intensive class. It is recommended that the student have some prior forging experience if they wish to finish a knife blade. For those beginners and less experienced, this class is suited as an introduction provided the student understands that their knife might not be completed during the time allotted.

2/21-3/23, TTh, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
$125 plus $60 supply fee $1.20 Accident Insurance
Instructor: King
Yancey 828.682.7315
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