Classes and Open Forge Calendar

CLASS: Forging a Chef Knife

Bridgetown Forge 1812 N. Columbia Blvd. Building A-2, Portland, Oregon, United States

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm A knife is perhaps the most basic, elemental tool, and a good chef’s knife will make a big difference in the kitchen. Forged properly from a good carbon steel and ground and honed to a razor edge, the Japanese-style blade will give many years of reliable, versatile […]

CLASS: Tool Making

Bridgetown Forge 1812 N. Columbia Blvd. Building A-2, Portland, Oregon, United States

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm The making of tools has always been one of the mainstays of a blacksmith’s set of skills. Not only is the smith expected to make most of their own tools — traditionally, a smith would make the tools for every other trade and craft, from a nail […]

CLASS: Forging a Cleaver

Bridgetown Forge 1812 N. Columbia Blvd. Building A-2, Portland, Oregon, United States

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm In this class, we will forge an 8-inch blade cleaver out of a bar of high-carbon steel, stamp it with your initials, harden and temper it to have a tough back and a hard, durable edge, attach a hickory handle to it and hone it to razor […]

Forging a Camping/Utility Knife

Bridgetown Forge 1812 N. Columbia Blvd. Building A-2, Portland, Oregon, United States

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 4 pm In this class we will forge a 4-inch blade, camping/utility knife from a single bar of high-carbon steel. This type of knife is very solid and versatile, and can be used while camping, for daily use, or in the kitchen. Skills learned include hand-forging a blade and […]