Course Provider: Bushfire Forge
Contact Name: Owen Bush
East Wickham Farm ,
Course Length: 3 Days
5 star rating, 3 reviewers.
This is a specialist 3 day class concentrating on the particular techniques of forging a kitchen knife.
We will forge a 7 – 8 inch kitchen knife.
No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through:
· Using a coke forge and gas forge
· Forging the blade to shape
· Thermocycling (reducing grain growth, which is an undesirable effect of over heating steel)
· Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
· Heat treating
· Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing
. Fitting a simple handle.
The blades you make will be made from EN42J high carbon steel (or similar)
We will concentrate on finishing a single kitchen knife blade over the 3 days and will fit it to a handle . You will go away with your own finished hand forged kitchen knife., fully ground and sharpened . I like to make my kitchen knives elegant and thin and we will be forging and grinding to make you a knife that will grace your kitchen for a lifetime.
Classes run from 9am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday.
What's included in the price?
You will need to bring warm, non-flammable clothing. Although the forge itself is hot, the forging area can be quite cold so please dress for all temperatures.
If you have any personal tools or favoured safety equipment, by all means bring it. I do however have full safety equipment and all tools are provided.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. We will be stopping for lunch at a local café and/or getting food at local shops so either bring money or food.
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