Metalsmithing at the Strand: Handforged Knives

September 23, 2023

9:30am - 4pm

23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh NY

Are you interested in learning how to forge your own knife? Join the team of Smiling Dog Forge (Samantha Williams & Tom Larsen) for a two day workshop on our front lawn, and by the end of it, you will leave with a finished and handled knife that is sharp. Students start with a 6″ piece of high carbon steel, and will spend the first day forging it into a knife, and learning about the heat treatment process. The second day covers the finishing processes and putting a handle on the blade. Open to Ages 14+, no prior experience necessary. Required: Bring a lunch and plenty of water. (We do have water bottle filling stations in our Arts Center for students to use.) Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Clothing should be made of natural fibers, as you will be working with open flame.

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PO Box 310 |  7061 Route 9 | Plattsburgh, NY 12901 USA