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Forging Rail Road spike knives (3 hour session)

  • 03/21/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Red Mountain Makers
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Forging A Rail Road Spike Knife

 As far as knives are concerned, the harder the steel, the better the edge, however, the harder edge makes for a brittle knife. A balance is needed between the soft flexible metal and the hard brittle metal to achieve a knife that will hold an edge without breaking.In this class more techniques for blade smithing will be covered, including various heat treatments, tapering, and tempering methods used to maximize strength with durability. Students will utilize a high carbon railroad spike and learn methods that induce carbon into the metal while also learning how to temper in a process called normalization. The metal will then posses both features of a durable and hard metal that is ideal for knives.

Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

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