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 $300.00 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.

Makers must be at least 18 to register.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Nov 28-Dec 1, 2022

Integral Viking Hatchet
$1,800.00

Day 1: Design and Forging
Day 2: Forging and Heat-Treating
Day 3: Blade Finish and Handle
Day 4: Finishing and Testing

Techniques: Hatchet Design, Grinding, Heat-treating, Throwing

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

December 5-9, 2022

Integral Damascus Chef's Knife
$2,500.00

Day 1: Forging Blade
Day 2: Rough Grinding
Day 3: Heat Treating and Finish Grinding
Day 4: Handle, Finish, and Sharpening
Day 5: Fishing and Sharpening

Techniques: Intro to Damascus, Design, Grinding, Heat-treating

Skill:  Advanced. Grinding experience required.

December 12-16, 2022

Damascus Pizza Cutter w/Will Stelter
$2,500.00

Day 1: Forging Damascus
Day 2: Forging Damascus
Day 3: Forging Damascus
Day 4: Blade
Day 5: Handle

Techniques: Forging Damascus, Design, Grinding, Heat-treating

Skill: Beginner to Advanced

December 19-22, 2022

Damascus Viking Hatchet
$2,200.00

Day 1: Design and Forging
Day 2: Forging and Heat-Treating
Day 3: Blade Finish and Handle
Day 4: Finishing and Testing

Techniques: Intro to Forging Damascus, Hatchet Design, Grinding, Heat-treating, Throwing

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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
$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
$1,800/person-$2,500/person

Depending upon number of makers and project.
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

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2023 Schedule: TBA