Northwest Blacksmith Association

Forging a Japanese-Style Chef’s Knife: Bridgetown Forge

Date(s) - 10/22/2017 - 10/23/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We will forge a 7-inch, Japanese-style chef’s knife out of a high-carbon steel bar, stamp it with your initials, harden it to produce a Japanese-style differential heat treatment, temper it, attach a handle, and hand-hone it to a razor sharpness on a water stone. The class will also cover the ergonomic forging method, the theory and practice of heat treating steel, selection of proper sharpening tools, and hand-honing a knife. The knife, and anything else you make is yours to take home.

October 22-23 (Sat-Sun), 9am-4pm, and then a wrap-up class the following week (Sunday the 29th), 9am -11:30am. If unable to attend the wrap-up part, please let me know, as accommodations can easily be made.

The cost is $460, which includes all materials and safety equipment. No previous blacksmithing experience required.

The class is limited to 9 students.

If interested, please send a $150 deposit check to: Arnon Kartmazov, 212 SE 79th ave., Portland, OR 97215. The remainder is due on first day of class.

PLEASE INDICATE WHAT CLASS YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR. Additional information on classes will be emailed to those who sign up. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at 503-804-1524. 

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