Makers Forge Studio

MAKERS FORGE STUDIO | KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Spring 2023 Schedule TBD - A monthly payment plan can be set up for classes. For more information use the email link associated with the class you are interested in attending.

A $300.00 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.

We do offer payment plans. The cost of class determines the monthly amount, less the deposit payment divided by the number of months leading up to the first day of class, with the remaining balance due on the first day. 

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, Damascus billet, or a honing a specific skill. 

Individual (1-2 Makers)
$3,000

Based on schedule availability
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

Group (3-5 Makers)
$1,800/person-$2,500/person

Depending upon number of makers and project.
Based on schedule availability
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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

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 Private 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.

ON LOCATION

2023 Schedule: TBA