If you encounter any problem in the registration process please call us at 1-902-728-2007.
If for any reason the course has to be cancelled all fees will be reimburesed, If for any reason the student wishes to cancel prior to two weeks before the commencement of the course the full fee minus a 10% service fee will be refunded. There will be no refund if the the student cancels within two weeks of the commencement of the course.
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Knife Making and upon completion of the workshop, each student will go home with the items they have forged while practising with it, as well as a foundation in the art of blacksmithing should they choose to pursue it as a hobby or begin an apprenticeship.
(This workshop is designed for those with no forging experience)
Students of this workshop will learn the following: • Identifying Steel for Knife Making • Annealing • Colour Temperature Connection • Coal Forge Operation • Quenching Methods in Knife Making • Designing & Stock Removal • Hardening & Tempering • Handle Construction • Finnish & Sharpening Methods
Michael was trained as a blacksmith from an early age by master Blacksmith William Senseney of Williamstown Massachusetts. Michael has over 15 years experience, he has taught classes at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield Massachusetts, been involved with various re-enactments, and has become proficient in historical iron restoration. Michael was a major player in the restoration of the main gate at Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga New York.
Participants are asked to bring leather gloves, goggles and closed toe footwear, preferably steel toed. Long sleeved shirts and pants are also necessary. (PPE-personal protection equipment) As there is a high risk of burns or other injuries participants will not be allowed into Blacksmith Shop without proper attire.