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Summer bladesmithing workshops are being scheduled now, for adults and teens 14 and up...contact us to pre-register. Classes are limited to 6, so put your name on the list today!

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Intro Bladesmithing on Thanksgiving Weekend
Tuition $280.00
CLASS FULL; write to registrar@brookfieldcraft.org to be placed on waiting list

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Matthew Parkinson CLASS FULL

MK7403 Nov 25 & 26 2017 (10am-5:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
In this two day class students will make a full tang cord wrapped handle knife. Students can expect to leave with a finished sharp knife and will learn all of the basics of bladesmithing. Starting with forging the blade to shape then grinding, heat treating, polishing and sharpening. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Kitchen knife
Tuition $280.00
CLASS FULL; write to registrar@brookfieldcraft.org to be placed on waiting list

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Matthew Parkinson CLASS FULL

MK7402 Dec 9 & 10 2017 (10am-5:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

In this two day class students will make their own chef's knife from high carbon steel. All aspects of bladesmithing with be covered from forging the blade to shaping, then heat treating, grinding and polishing, making and fitting a wooden handle and finally sharpening. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Intro to Damascus
Tuition $255.00

Materials Fee: $60.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB8104 Feb 24 & 25, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday /Sunday (Forge)
In this class students will learn to make “Damascus” (pattern welded steel). This beautiful and historic material can be used to make knives, tools or decorative objects. Starting with bars of two different kinds of high carbon steel, students will forge weld them into billets, fold and draw out the steel – repeating this until the desired layer count is achieved. Basic patterning will be covered, including twists, ladder patterns etc. Each student can expect to leave the class with at least enough patterned steel to make two knives, and the knowledge to make more. The class will make use of our newly installed hydraulic press. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $60.00 will be added to the tuition.
 
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