Doug's Swordmaking Schools & Classes


Schools:

The John C. Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902

For detailed descriptions of these classes request their complete catalog: call 1-800-FOLK-SCH

List of Classes: January - December 1999 includes blacksmithing classes every week, and:

09/26-10/01 BLADESMITHING SWORDS - Don Fogg

 Through out the year, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC offers week long classes on bladesmithing and forging. Go to their web site for more information and a catalog. They also offer many other crafts in a wonderful environment, the Folk school is a great place to get away and learn.

John C. Campbell Folk School

American Bladesmith Society Knifemaking school in Texarkana, has a couple of one-week classes nearly every month on various subjects such as 'Intro to Bladesmithing' and 'Primitive Knives.' Contact:

ABS School Director
Mr. Scotty Hayes
TexarkanaCollege
2500 North Robinson Road
Texarkana, TX 75501
(903) 838-4541, ext. 237

The American Bladesmith's School in Texarkana, Arkansas has a wonderful program of classes taught by the best in the craft. For more information check out their web site.

ABS School of Bladesmithing

There are a whole series of classes being offered at Montgomery College, Troy, NC through the NC Knifemaker's Guild. Check out their web site for more information

North Carolina Knifemaker's Guild

 

DURHAM BLACKSMITH'S
SCHOOL FOR EARLY AMERICAN TRADES AND CRAFTS
http://www.thewebdepot.com/craftschool/

230 Maple Avenue, Durham, CT. Maple Ave. runs parallel to Main Street (Rt. 17) between Rt. 68 and Rt. 147.

DURHAM BLACKSMITH is now offering a number of hands-on classes and workshops in blacksmithing, tinsmithing, knifemaking, woodworking, musical instruments and other craft areas.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 & 8: BLADESMITHING WORKSHOP - $250. Learn to make hand-forged laminated steel knives.

 

 

Professional knifemakers who advertise bladesmithing classes in the Classified Ads in Blade Magazine (see a current issue for their current tuition charges):

 Other Instructors:

Author: WLGoddard

June 7, 1999 at 23:00:55

 

I teach at my shop for $200. per day and you get lunch furnished and also get to keep all the stuff we do. I'm in Eugene, Oregon.
Long distance teaching is done with a booklet and video I have for sale. e-mail me for information

wlgoddard@continet.com

From Sword Forum Online's Bladesmith Café:

I bought Wayne's booklet and video a couple of years ago. I highly recommend it. The booklet has a lot of very useful information and would be great for beginner to intermediate level smiths. It covers steel specs, metallurgy of the forged blade, heat treating, the construction of a gas forge, and more. At the time I bought it, the booklet was 32 pages of very good info. It may be larger now. The video is 124 minutes long and covers anvils, hammers, welding billets, etc. and steps you through the complete construction of a knife from forging to staining and finishing the handle. I used Wayne's techniques to make the cable (wire rope) Damascus blades shown on my web site. I don't mean to make this sound like a commercial, but I really was happy with the booklet and the video.

Terry Primos

 

Articles in Sword Forum Online Magazine:

Classes:

 KNIFE FORGING
Instructor: Dean Piesner at FORGE & ANVIL METAL STUDIO, 30 KING STREET, ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO CANADA NOB 2NO or http://www.forgeandanvil.com/courses.htm
Tel: (519) 664-3622 * Fax: (519) 664-1828 *
E-mail: info@forgeandanvil.com

[His web site lists several types of custom made swords as available for sale, too.]

For new knife makers and experienced stock removal makers. "Basic Forge Work" course is recommended but not required. We will explore forging techniques, grinding, and heat treating with 5160 steel. Properties of 52100 and Damascus steel will be discussed.
Cost: $443.92 + GST $31.08 = $475.00, plus excess materials cost.
Course runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
D1 - April 24, 25

 

 


-----home ------ back to Swordmaking Page ------mail me. ----- updated January 31, 2003