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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.