NOTE: Forging a Dagger is a 2 day course. This class will require students to meet at the very least twice on separate days with the professor. It is strongly recommended that the time between classes is used for some out of class work with access to the shop during Red Mountain Makers regularity scheduled hours of operation.
Creation and Assembly “the use of multiple skills” (high work level)
Details: Using various pieces of bar steel students will forge various fitted components that will be assembled to create a functional dagger. Students will utilize a wide range of blacksmithing techniques to design and fashion a blade, cross guard, and pommel set within the parameters of the project. This class will introduce decorative fluting and basket weaves to be used as the handle! Though it is not specifically required, a basic understanding of blacksmithing and attuned hand eye coordination is strongly suggested before attempting this course.
Task involved - (drawing/stretching, measuring, hammering, beveling, forming, bending, cutting, penning, filing, slitting, punching, grinding, sanding, sharpening, assembling, oil quenching, normalization, tempering, heat bluing, oiling, stretching/drawing, flattening, forge welding, straightening, beveling, assembling, punching heat treating/tempering, grind.ng, sanding, polishing, honing the edge/stropping)
About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge
Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines
What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.