In this class, we will forge a practical, beautiful Damascus knife using a 3/4″ diameter steel cable. Students will fuse the cable into a billet, and will proceed to forge it into a knife. The top quality steel cables consist of allows us to make a high-performance blade, and the layering of the wires fused together create a beautiful, unique pattern in the steel. Mechanical Damascus has a very long history, as it was used to create, through forge-welding and various manipulations, some very striking and unusual patterns. A modern take-on is the cable Damascus, which is one of my favorites due to its availability, predictability, practicality, performance, and pleasing appearance. Skills learned in this class include forge-welding, drawing out, shaping, hardening, and tempering. We will forge and heat-treat our blades in 2 days, and will meet the following week to collect them and hand-hone the edge. No previous experience required.
The class fee is $460.
The class is limited to 8 students. If attending the wrap-up class is a problem, please let me know, as there is an easy workaround for it.