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

Epona Among the Scythians

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

Birch-leaf Fireplace Doors

Hand-forged in their entirety,
from leaves to rivets.

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.

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.

Silver Filligree Cuff

For a lady's upper arm.

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.

Small Knives

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

Surt’s Razor

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

Mjolnir Mk II

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

Lacey Cross Monument

A large, contemporary Celtic Cross
for a family memorial.

Diamond Anniversary Rings

Matching pair of diamond-anniversary rings. Rings are 18k yellow- and white-gold, respectively, with celtic-knot accents in the corresponding metal – yellow on white, white on yellow.