Using the hand-cranked blower, coal forge and anvil this knifemaking class will include a focus on general techniques such as design, forging, heat treating and finishing for the beginner. It is highly suggested that students have completed Introduction to Blacksmithing course or equivalent. All tools and materials will be furnished. Students will forge and finish an integrated handle “patch knife” during this class. *Note This class is focused mostly on the forging of blades rather than the making of knives, which is a far more in-depth topic and covered in Beginning Knifemaking.