Fundamentals of Hand-Forged Bladesmithing
March 5, 2018 - April 9, 2018
The art of bladesmithing is thousands of years old but revered by all civilizations, even today. Learn how to build a coal fire, forge, quench, temper, and sharpen your own knife blade from high carbon steel. Feel the satisfaction of making a functional tool with only a hammer and an anvil. Instructor Jack Barber is a shipsmith at Mystic Seaport and recently appeared in Season 4, Episode 16 of Forged in Fire on the History Channel. Join Jack for six two-hour classes to make your own custom hand-forged cutlery.
This is a group lesson for a maximum of 5 students. Students must be age 16 or older.