Bladesmithing (21FL)

In this one-day class, you will get the chance to use a vintage piece of equipment from the booming steel age in this area. A 100# Bradley power hammer, as well as a hand built 25-ton hydraulic press, and good old-fashioned elbow grease with hammer and anvil – all to create and finish a hand-forged blade with your own two hands. You will also walk away with basic forging knowledge that you can take back to your own shop and continue to use.

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.

If you enroll and have taken the Bladesmithing class in the past, you will be put on a waitlist so that other members may enroll.

Active USW employees only

One ( 1 ) session, Saturday morning. Lunch is provided. Class ends when all projects are completed.
Class size limited to six ( 6 ).

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Takach Forge
644 Plummer School Rd
West Newton, PA 15089
Registration Closed