Upcoming Forge Classes – May/June 2018

Upcoming Blacksmith Classes

Spring 2018

Classes are held at 246 Front St N, Campbellford, ON
All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.
Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.

Email the_smith@borealforge.com for more info or to reserve.

 

 

 Forging Axes  June 2-3, 2018

Learn the power of tradition as you forge a superior full-size working axe. Whether you choose Hewing, Splitting, Felling or Throwing – students will leave with a complete heirloom tool of their own creation, and the knowledge to build more.

Two days (20hrs) Forging experience an asset but not required.
$385

Blacksmithing Fundamentals     June 22-24, August 17-19, October 12-14

Build your own set of forge tools as you learn the skills of the blacksmith. Shape hot metal into tools and works of art using fire, hammer and anvil. Learn the properties of metal, the proper use of your tools and the ancient techniques of working iron as you embark on your own journey. An intensive course, begins Friday evening at 5:00.

Two-and-a-half Days (25hrs). No experience required.
$325

Foundations of Bladesmithing      July 7-8August 22-23

Gain the skills and knowledge to forge a superior hand knife. Learn heat treating, metallurgy, forging and finishing as you complete your own heirloom blade.

Two days (20hrs). No experience required.

$325

 

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My Work

Lacey Cross Monument

A large, contemporary Celtic Cross
for a family memorial.

Oak Leaf Fireplace Doors

Copper and steel fireplace doors, to match and complete a 1920s marble fireplace. Some very simple repousse, modern and traditional forms.

Katana

Entirely hand-forged and polished – an exercise in patience. 11,000 layers of 1090/1040 steel kobuse-welded around a soft-iron core. Dimensions taken from a Kamakura-period Bizen. Fitted with a quilted-maple saya to reflect my western sensibilites.

Small Knives

Three small hunting knives, all 5160. From top, hafts are antler/cedar burl, Koa/Maple/Brass and Walnut with copper pins.

Rococo Pipe Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk with light engraving
and pewter accents.

Fenris Ring & earrings

Pieces commissioned to match the Mjolnir MkIII. More than 6 carats of black diamonds in matching finger- and ear-rings.

Hartree Wedding Band

Norse-motif platinum wedding band.
Weight nearly one ounce

Surt’s Horn

An elaborate drinking horn, leaning toward Jelling motifs.

Gun-Barrel Tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk forged from a .45 muzzle-loader barrel. Pierced blade, pewter and brass accents.

Epona Among the Scythians

Scythian horses adorn this ornate 1" pendant,
a tribute to Epona, Rhiannon and potnia theron.

Surt’s Razor

A big knife for a big serviceman. Parkerized
5160 steel with a cloth-resin grip.

Bowie Knife

An even bigger knife – 15” overall. Differentially-quenched 5160 blade, hafted with antler, nickel-silver and maple then elaborately file-worked. Balance is exceptional.