Iron Age Knives. The design of a so-called iron age knife (also known as Viking or blacksmiths knife) is loosely based on finds from the iron age (a lot of these were found on the west coast of Denmark, Gunvors motherland) The focus will be on creating awesome textures and handle shapes matched with the making of a dainty scroll if so desired. Blades are forged to flat-grinds and finished with a partial polish to accentuate the rustic texture. This course might suit those who know they will never get around to fitting the wooden handle on a full-tang blade, as an Iron-age knife can be used as it is or finished with a wrap of paracord or leather strip. Instruction is spread throughout the day, following the flow of a small group of seven. You will have the choice of three precut sections of EN9 (medium carbon steel) matching three different size & design suggestions. Lunch break is from 1-2pm.
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Want more theory? If you are thinking of going into blade-smithing on a professional level and for a more in depth program of the theory of heat treatments – UK blade-smith Owen Bush’s courses come highly recommended: www.owenbush.co.uk