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Hand-forged Survival Knifes

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Hand forged knife with paracord handle

This one and a half-day blacksmithing workshop is available at [Fe]ver Metal Art Center in Gainesville, under the instruction of blacksmith Leslie Tharp.

On day one we dive into the forging of your blade. The goal of this class is to learn basic hammering techniques while forging a 3.5″-4″ blade, made from high carbon steel. Once your knife has been shaped out, we will go through the heat treating process to ensure it will hold an edge.

When you return the following day your knife will be sharp and you will learn to wrap the handles with a paracord for an instantly comfortable grip, and then create a custom Kydex sheath to fit it.

No experience is required and all safety gear will be provided.

Leslie Tharp has been teaching project based blacksmithing workshops for the past 7 years and holds a Journeyman Certification from the Florida Artist Blacksmith Association.


September 28 @ 9:00 am
September 29 @ 5:00 pm
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