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Make a Railroad Spike Knife: Foundations of Bladesmithing

  • Sat, June 18, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Have you ever wanted to learn to bladesmith or make a knife but unsure a multi-part series is for you? In this Maker Experience, you will learn the foundations of bladesmithing in a single session and turn a railroad spike into a knife. 

Come to MIXXER  Metal Studio to learn make a knife out of a railroad spike!

In this Maker Experience, you will get a preliminary introduction to bladesmithing and learn:

  • blacksmithing safety
  • forging process 
  • hammering technique
  • how to draw and bend metal
  • grinding and finishing your knife!

This maker experience will give you the foundations that you can use to make your own knife in future bladesmithing classes!

Beginner blacksmithers and makers 16 years+ are welcome!* 

**IMPORTANT NOTE ON APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Shirt that is of natural fibers, jeans, and shoes that completely cover feet. Safety gear will be supplied. 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.  Don't forget to rest up before the class and bring all your muscle!**

This workshops is for makers 16 years old and older, exceptions will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Makers under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please email with any inquiry about age requirements or accessibility accommodations.

Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel the workshop 3 days prior to start time, if the minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 3 days notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to a future workshop date. 

For more information visit our main website at

1375 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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