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Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 Day Class)

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$145 - $160
This 2 day class will introduce you to the world of tool steel and knife making: working the steel, annealing, hardening and tempering. In the first day, we will explore the properties of tool steels and draw out knife blanks from round stock tool steel, creating roughed in knives that will anneal overnight. On the second day, we will begin with fine-tuning our hammering skills as we refine the blade shape. We will file the blades before oil quenching our knives and drawing a temper on the blade. Finally, the knife will be sharpened and dressed. Day one we explore the properties of tool steels, and we will draw out knife blanks from round stock tool steel. By days end we will have roughed in knives that we will then anneal overnight. Day two starts with fine turning our hammering skills as we refine the blade shape. We will then file the blades to close to final before oil quenching our knives and learning to draw a temper on the blade.
 
This style of knife, blade and handle all in one, makes for a simple and beautiful knife. Viking women supposedly wore these as utility knives from their tunics.

 (*The Black Smithing Overview is a prerequisite class.)

WHEN: Friday, November 17th, 6-9pm & Saturday, November 18th, 10 – 1pm
STUDENTS: Ages 15+, 3 student maximum per class
COST: members $140; non-members $165 (which includes all material fees) You can become a member when you register by making a donation of any amount for the year. 
REGISTRATION: Please call Calypso Farm at 907-451-0691.

 If you have questions or want to request a special class please feel free to contact Tom at calypsotom@gmail.com

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Date:
November 18
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$145 - $160
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Organizer

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
Phone:
907-451-0691
Email:
calypsoinformation@gmail.com
Website:
www.calypsofarm.org

Venue

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
4780 Old Nenana Highway
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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Phone:
(907) 451-0691