This offering is an introduction to making a knife blade, or related edge holding tool from scratch. Participants will heat a piece of steel within a charcoal fire till red hot, and with precision blows from a hammer, forge it to shape; which is then further refined by hand with files and stones. Heat treating, and suitable sources of recycled material will be covered, as well as a brief history of ferrous metallurgy.
*This class requires all day focus and commitment, strong hand-eye hammer coordination, and the ability to squat or sit on the ground for long periods of time. It is open to participants sixteen years of age and older.