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Choose from six unique Hands-On forge experiences.  

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You will learn the basics of forging iron with a coal-fired forge.  With a hammer in hand, you'll learn the basics of the art of blacksmithing. You will taper, twist, drift, scroll, and flatten the metal into your unique wall hook.

You will build a full tang knife or blade from a high-carbon steel blank. You will use a 2"X72" variable speed belt grinder to establish a primary bevel.  Next, you will choose from a selection of handle materials (scales), ranging from exotic hardwoods, to composite materials. micarta, You will shape and form your scales to fit your grip and liking. Next, you will finish your scales and prepare for assembly. You will create a high-quality, fully functional knife or blade that you will be proud of and use for years to come.

You will be using a coal fired forge, treadle hammer, tongs, cross peen hammer and anvil, along with a 2"X72" belt grinder. We will be hand forging a railroad spike into a beautiful and functional knife. We will start by firing the coal forge and drawing out the handle with the treadle hammer. We will twist the handle and start drawing out the blade. Once we have a handle and blade formed we will "quench" the blade to harden it. We will use the grinder to put an edge on your finished Railroad Spike Knife.

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We will make a damascus billet and forge it into a knife. We will use 15N20 and 1084, or equivalent to make a pattern welded billet. We will start by cutting the two steels into 3" lengths. We will stack them in alternateing layers and tack weld. We will go to the forge and begin the forge welding proccess that will become our pattern welded billet, After the billet is welded we will forge it into a knife, grind and fit with scales to make a completed damascus knife. You will learn the step by step procedure for making damascus or pattern welded steel and how that steel is shaped into a knife and finished. This is an in depth experience into the making of damascus steel and knives.

Looking for a way to heat up your relationship or just do something outrageously cool? Tired of the same old dinner, bar or movie? Bring your loved one or buddy out to LLForge for a fun experiential learning class in our blacksmith shop. We provide all the materials necessary to make a beautiful finished project with your partner. We will be forging a rose from an 18" length of steel bar stock. Using a coal forge we will transform a piece of steel into a beautiful rose.