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Bladesmithing: Full Tang Bushcraft Knife

A full day experience, from blade to handle!

  • 375 US dollars
  • The Yard on Santa Fe

Service Description

INSTRUCTOR: Akiva Meola In this 8 hour class, students will work to produce their own bushcraft-style full tang knife all in one day! The beginning of the day will start with a forging demonstration, after which students will learn the fundamentals of forging, grinding, drilling, beveling and handle sculpting a full tang knife! This class will be jam packed with information, so be ready to dive in! It comes recommended by the instructor to try your hands at the integral camp knife first to learn the basics and increase your odds of making a great bushcraft knife, however total beginners should not be intimidated to sign up if they're prepared to put in the work! Akiva has been forging for 10 years now, and works primarily as a bladesmith. With a specialty in forged-finish culinary knives, Akiva takes a lot of inspiration from Japanese methodology and tradition, along with his own personal taste for compound curves, forge texture, and sculpted handles. As a full time bladesmith, Akiva forges, grinds, polishes and handles sculpts each knife individually. His knives can be found at purveyors like Element Knife Co, Carbon Knife co, and have been featured on Tasting History with Max Miller. Akiva also has experience in the architectural/decorative blacksmithing world, having worked with Otto Engel of Innovation Forge on large scale forged railings and decorative elements. Outside of work, Akiva loves camping, fencing, history, fantasy books, anything with peanut butter or chocolate, and supporting his roller derby wife! LEVEL: Intermediate PRE-REQUISITES: None (Prior experience with blacksmithing or bladesmithing is recommended but not required) OPEN STUDIO QUALIFIER: Yes DURATION: 1 DAY (8 hours approx.) Morning 9:30-1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:30 Afternoon 2:30-6:30 ish CAPACITY: 6 people AGES: 16+

Upcoming Sessions

Rules and Policies

For specialty classes, cancellations must take place at least 48 hours in advance for a full refund. No exceptions. This class is held irregularly, and therefore rescheduling will not be available. This class has a 2 person minimum to meet our costs. We reserve the right to cancel this class at any time. A full refund will be given to all persons that have signed up for a class that has been cancelled.

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