Class Schedule

Spring 2024 Calendar
Forged Damascus Blade (24SG)
Event Details
On the first day of class, students will start by going over some basic techniques and materials and then weld a few billets of Damascus from high-quality carbon steel. Then, students will forge a blade from their Damascus billet and heat treat it. On day two, students will be using a power hammer, hydraulic press, milling machine, bandsaw, drill press, and belt grinders.This class is taught by Andrew Takach. On the popular TV show, Forged in Fire (season 4, episode 13), Andrew competed and ultimately won with his Shamshir sword. Several photos of his work have been published in books and magazines, including Knives Annual, Knife World, and Blade magazine.

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Two ( 2 ) session, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lunch is provided. Class ends when all projects are completed. Class size limited to eight ( 8 ).
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