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ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

American Bladesmithing Society LogoThis class is for beginning knifemakers, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a knife. Students are taught metal selection; blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering will all be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two years. This is a two-week long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.

Cost: $1,381.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3327 & 3337

Course Code               Date                             Time

CSP 4000 24732          9/26 – 10/7                   Monday – Friday. 8a – 5p

Registration Deadline: 9/5/22

 

How to Register:


1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)
 

2. Email completed form to alross@haywood.edu OR for immediate results return to address below in person
 

Student Services, Hemlock Building

185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721
 

3. Please Await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.