5200 E 45th St
Kansas City, MO 64130
Intro To Bladesmithing: DIY Railroad Spike Knife (2 Day Class)
April 1 @ 11:00 AM - April 2 @ 3:30 PM
**NOTE: THIS IS A 2-DAY, 2-PART CLASS. PART 1 ON SATURDAY, NOON TO ABOUT 3:30 PM.**
**PART 2 ON SUNDAY, NOON UNTIL YOUR KNIFE IS COMPLETE.**
PART 1 (Saturday): We will be forging rail road spikes into knives. In this first class we will hammer out a knife blank from a spike to prepare for the stock removal process. Basic hammering techniques, use of a hydraulic forging press and good forging practices will be covered as well as blacksmithing terms and safe equipment operation.
PART 2 (Sunday): We will be doing stock reduction with grinders and sanders to create a finished knife then twisting and heat treating the knives before final finishing and sharpening.
Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.
**For ages: 18 and older**
**Price: $175/person (price includes both days & all materials)**
**Class size: 6**