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BL_P:Bladesmithing Project: Forging a Pairing Knife, Hidden Tang CANCELLED

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Nova Labs , Blacksmithing Alley, Reston, VA 20190
  • 5

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Students will learn to forge a 3 to 4 inch hidden tang pairing knife. Techniques for how to make a handle and bolster will also be discussed.

Prerequisites:

Current Nova Labs member, Blacksmithing Safety sign off, and age 16+

Students will:
- how to begin a preform
- how to use set hammers and other top/bottom tools to set ricasso shape and form the tang
- basic beveling techniques
- Get hands-on forging time making knives
- Walk away with a rough forged knife ready to be ground.
- Appropriate steel will be provided

Minors 16-17: May take the class, but parents must remain in the lab and available in case needed or in an emergency.

REQUIRED to BRING/SAFETY: There are lots of sparks. So, you MUST wear Non-synthetic clothes, including leather shoes and long pants are a must. Long sleeve shirts are not necessary, but no shorts.

You must bring your own safety glasses.
Masks are also required for this class.

Class fee is $100.

Please arrive at this class on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may not be able to take the class and there will not be a refund or rescheduling.

To reserve your spot, find this event and others like it on our Nova Labs events portal -->https://portal.nova-labs.org/

Nova Labs previously announced this event on https://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/events/277366126/

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