Students will learn how to forge a blade shape from high carbon steel. Profile and edge. Students will also learn basic heat treating techniques. Grinding and polishing of the blade to be ready for Handles.
Students will learn to make pattern welded steel using 1095 and L6 steels to create a bar of Damascus. Students will also learn to use an air power hammer to complete the project. A rolling mill will also be used.
The class will cover some of the simple patterns that can be created from this simple beginning.
At the end of the class the student will have a bar of 80 layers large enough to make two or three knife blades.