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1 Day Integral Knife Forging Class – June 23, 2018
This class will be taught in French & English
One-day immersion into the world of blacksmithing
Les Forges de Montreal invites you to live an unforgettable experience into the fascinating world of blacksmithing by manufacturing your own knife from start to finish. This training course is centered on fun, team work and the discovery of metalwork.
A day at the forge
Under the watchful eyes of trained blacksmith artisans, participants will, by executing simple tasks, each build their very own knife. Participants will work in teams of two most of the time.
Description of the object
The full tang knife is a blacksmithing classic, thanks to its minimalist design: both the blade and high loop handle are made from a single easy to forge piece.
The class will begin with an overview of the workshop, the tools used and the procedures to use them safely.
Taking this class will also provide graduates with the opportunity of acquiring membership to the Montreal Forges and all the benefits that come with.
You will be provided with all the tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. Do not wear synthetic materials as they tend to melt to the skin when blacksmithing.
Bring your lunch or plan for it to be delivered as there are not many restaurant options in the vicinity. We have plenty of water at the shop, but we recommend you bring a water bottle as you’ll likely need to refill repeatedly.
Classes are from 9am – 5pm everyday.
Students will also be required to sign our waiver before class begins.