Studio classes

UPCOMING CLASSES

BE A MAKER

People take bladesmithing courses for many reasons. Some aspire to be bladesmiths or want to level up their skills. Others attend simply for the experience of hammering on steel and making a knife, and still, others enjoy bladesmithing as stress relief.

On a master level, Jason teaches beginner and experienced makers his approach to bladesmithing from concept to completion. Makers will learn about knife design: blade and handle shape, edge geometry, and functionality. Sessions will cover forging with hand hammers on an anvil, power hammer, and press.

Makers will also learn heat-treating techniques, including thermal cycling, normalizing, hardening, and tempering. Jason will demonstrate grinding techniques working with each maker’s skill level.

MAKERS FORGE STUDIO | KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot in your chosen session. Classes are designed to accommodate 6 makers but cap at 5 to allow schedule flexibility. We know life happens; please give us as much advanced notice as possible if you need to reschedule. We will work with you, and your $300 non-refundable deposit will be credited to your next scheduled session.

Makers must be at least 18 to register.

Private Classes

Makers can choose to work on a specific knife design such as chopper, hunter, kukri, EDC, chef’s knife, tomahawk, etc., or Damascus billet. 

Individual
$3,000
Based on schedule availability
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Private classes give makers the opportunity to focus on areas of bladesmithing that may be challenging to them.

Group
$2,500/person
Based on schedule availability
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Private group classes are great for team building or a unique makers experience with friends and family.

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 Private Classes

Fall 2022

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Payment Options

ON LOCATION | COLORADO | CALIFORNIA | KENTUCKY

Cost and registration for On Location classes are managed by the hosting studio.

Kilroy's Workshop
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Contact: Ron Hardman

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Integral Damascus Tomahawk
$1,790

June 13-17, 2022, Hammer-In June 18, 2022
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Day 1: Pattern Welded Damascus
Day 2: Pattern Development for tomahawk; forging into shape
Day 3: Heat Treating
Day 4: Blade Finish and Handle
Day 5: Finishing and Testing Makers will learn the basics of forging Damascus. The Damascus will then be used to forge an integral tomahawk.
Techniques: Making Damascus, Finishing Damascus, Tomahawk Designs, Grinding, Heat-treating

Chumash Vineyard Forge
Santa Ynez, California
Contact: Vince Armenta

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Integral Damascus Chef's Knife
$2,500

June 27 - July 1, 2022
Skill Level: Advanced
Experience in grinding is required

Day 1: Pattern Welded Damascus
Day 2: Profiling and Grinding Blade
Day 3: Heat-treating
Day 4: Blade Finish and Handle
Day 5: Finishing Makers will learn the basics of forging Damascus. The Damascus will be used to create a chef’s knife from start to finish.
Techniques: Chef’s Knife Design, Forge Welding, Grinding, Heat-treating

DiPrete Forge
Benton, Kentucky
Contact: Fred DiPrete

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Linear Damascus
$2,000

September 8 - 10, 2022
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Day 1: Prepping Steel, Tack Weld, Forge Welding
Day 2: Layer Development and Pattern Development
Day 3: Forging Billet To Dimensions, Finishing
Techniques Makers will learn the basics of forging Damascus. Techniques: Tack Welding, Forge Welding, Drawing Out Billet