The Hand-Forged Knife: Intro to Bladesmithing – May 2021

This course will be held at our San Antonio campus. It is a 100% outdoors, socially distanced course and we ask students to wear masks. This is an introduction course that will teach students how to make a knife in two days and how to use salvaged materials from leaf springs, roller bearings [...]

The Hand-Forged Knife: Intro to Bladesmithing – May 2021May 22 - May 23 @ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm2021-05-21T23:38:23+00:00

Bladesmithing: Hand Forging the Fighting-Foraging-Fieldcrafting Blade – SOLD OUT

This focused 2-day class will allow students a chance to design, forge and complete a versatile blade suitable either for harvesting plants or animals on the homestead, or even as a fighting blade. Examples of the harvest blades that we will focus on include a boning knife or a paring knife ... and for those [...]

Bladesmithing: Hand Forging the Fighting-Foraging-Fieldcrafting Blade – SOLD OUT - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:37+00:00

Bladesmithing – Forging Harvest Blades

This focused 2-day class will allow students a chance to design, forge and complete a blade suitable either for harvesting either plants or animals on the homestead. Examples of the harvest blades we'll focus on include a boning knife or a paring knife ... and for those who do wildcrafting, gardening or working in an [...]

Bladesmithing – Forging Harvest Blades - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:36+00:00

Off-Grid Blacksmithing Part 1 (Group Forging)

Contingency Blacksmithing 1 (Off-Grid Blacksmithing)   In an environment where supplies and tools are not readily available, knowing how to construct your own contingency forge and salvage good steel for making everything you need, is an invaluable asset. Students will learn how to distinguish high carbon vs. mild steel, get hands-on experience in gathering and [...]

Off-Grid Blacksmithing Part 1 (Group Forging) - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:07+00:00

Smithcraft: An Introduction to Forging Technique (April 2015)

This course serves as an introduction to basic primitive black-smithing techniques.  This is an intro level class with no prior experience necessary; however it is also an excellent way to refine technique, correct bad habits, get in needed 'dirt time' or the change the way you move with metal. Students will learn: *the proper use [...]

Smithcraft: An Introduction to Forging Technique (April 2015) - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:06+00:00

The Hand-Forged Battle Axe or Hatchet – March 2015

One of the most versatile and indispensable tools, a hand-forged ax or hatchet can last for years and be used for countless tasks, everywhere from camping to survival to a homestead tool.  This unique class will also discuss aspects of edged weapons historically and culturally. In this 2-day workshop, students can explore different designs and [...]

The Hand-Forged Battle Axe or Hatchet – March 2015 - @ to 2020-05-25T05:38:06+00:00
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