This is a 1 day class, with classes available on some Saturdays or Sundays. Students will forge 2 blades during this class, one blacksmith or Viking style knife and one forge welded wire rope knife. Students will learn to forge two complete blades using two different methods and learn basic heat treating proceduces and blade forming techniques including grinding and filing. While there is no set age requirements, we recommend the classes for ages 16 and over (email us regarding younger students, we just want to make sure it's worth our time and your money) and is limited to 3 students per class and scheduling is done on a first come, first serve basis. All materials, including steel, abrassives and fuels needed to complete knives will be provided along with needed safety gear. We will be using a combination of coal and gas forges during classes. Belt grinders, air tools, abrasive saws and other power equipment may also be used by students. All classes are held in our 1500sq foot facility. Attendees must wear closed toe shoes, preferably work boots and are encouraged to bring their own tools such as hammers or tongs if they have them but this is not required. Classes are held at Underhill Forge, 735 Auction Road, Manheim, PA 17545.
We do not offer refunds for classes due to the advanced scheduling, limited spots available and lead time required to order materials and consumables for each student; however, we run classes year round and will gladly work with you to find a different class to better suit your schedule.
For a tour of the forge, click here!