- Studio: Outdoor Metal Shop
- Level: Beginner
- Instructor: Justin @ Cyclops Forge
This two-part maker experience is designed for those that want to get hands-on bladesmithing with the bonus of taking home their very first, finished knife! Attendees will learn bladesmith safety, how-to use bladesmithing tools, design concepts, initial steel forming, prep heat treating, tempering, handle mounting, and finishing.
This is a TWO part maker experience: You must be able to attend both the Saturday August 14th & Saturday August 21st sessions in order to take home the knife you make.
In the first session, makers will start with a bar of carbon steel, forge the blade & handle. These forged blades will be heat treated and tempered.
In the second session, makers will add the edge to the blade and mount wood handles to your knives. Approximate size of the knife you will create is 3 or 4 inches long.
All tools, materials, and safety gear will be provided.
Space is limited so sign up soon!
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Please wear appropriate attire! Shirt of natural fibers, jeans, and shoes that completely cover feet. Leather or work boots work best! Also, don't forget you're playing with fire, so depending on the time of day and season, a hat, sunscreen and bottle of water could be useful. You will also be hammering steel, so rest up before each session and bring all your muscle!**
Instructor bio: Justin Harrington is the owner & founder of Cyclops Forge. He has been bladesmithing for 13 years, full time for 3 years but has always had a fascination with knives and swords. He has studied with several masters in his field. Most recently he exhibited his custom blades at the 2021 Blade Show.
Justin can also be seen on Season 7, Ep 28 as one of the finalists on the show Forge Under Fire! Check out some of Cyclops Forge work!
WE CARE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS’ AND YOUR SAFETY! WE AIM TO CREATE AS HEALTHY AND SAFE (AND FUN!) ENVIRONMENT AS POSSIBLE:
PLEASE DO NOT COME IF YOU ARE SICK, HAVE A FEVER, OR SUSPECT YOU ARE SICK.
Face masks are required in air-conditioned spaces (Flexspace, Woodshop, Tech Lab).
Face masks are required when making stuff in close proximity with one another.
Face masks are optional in open-air spaces (Metal Shop, Dirty Workspace, Outdoors).
Please check our website or call ahead for questions.
Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations. Mixxer may cancel the workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if the minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to a future workshop date.