101 North Peabody Avenue
Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
This class will address how to forge a blade as opposed to grinding one from bar stock. We will be using a gas fired forge and be forging hunting knife type blades. This class is designed to teach and familiarize the student with the types of steels that are used for forging blades, the proper heat/temperature, how to prepare for rough grinding and heat treating. If there is time we can rough grind the blades. This class will be taught in Crowell’s professional knife making studio west of Mountain View, near Timbo. Design, materials, tools and equipment will be discussed. This class is open to all levels.
Students are encouraged to bring or wear leather shoes, leather palm work gloves, a leather apron, safety glasses and dust mask/respirator. All but the shoes can be provided and shared, if preferred.