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Bladesmithing workshop in the Mournes

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This basic bladesmithing or knife making workshop covers the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating a blade. No experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

 

- Using a gas forge
- Forging the blade to shape
- Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
- Heat treating
- Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing

The blades you make will be made from plain carbon steel which is a good forging and forgiving knife steel.

Have a break from the Forge to enjoy a hearty homemade Mourne Lunch to include Soda and Wheaten bread.Come learn a new skill and enjoy a new challenge over at our purpose built forge in the idyllic setting of the Mourne Mountains, Ireland.

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Date & Time: 29 July 2018, 10am to 4pm.

 

Where: Tory Bush Cottages
79 Tullyree Road
BT34 5LD
Kilcoo, Newry