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

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.

Gun-Barrel Tomahawk

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

Mjolnir MkI

Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendant.
A significant pair of ravens adorn the face.

Surt’s Razor

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

Hammer-Poll Patriot Tomahawk

A hammer poll version of a famous movie tomahawk. Client request.

Steel.

Colonial Fire Tongs

From a set of 18th c fireplace tools.
Wrought with precision.

Surt’s Horn

An elaborate drinking horn, leaning toward Jelling motifs.

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.

Mjolnir Mk II

Second in my series of Sterling silver Thor's Hammer pendants. Fenris the wolf leers from the face.

Fenris Ring & earrings

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

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.