Forge a Railroad Spike Knife
This is an Introduction to Knifemaking class
- 120 US dollars$120
- Green Acres Road
This is one of our most popular classes, using a Railroad spike you will make a knife with a twist handle. Forging, filing, hardening, tempering, sharpening are all covered in this one long session. You will also learn about coal fire management, striker teams and how to use the power hammer. Extra time is available if you want to stick around to polish your blade after class. NOTE: this class starts at 9 AM and runs to 3 or 4 PM or later, we will take a one-hour break for lunch; Price includes a catered lunch from Sonny's BBQ! For any class you must wear natural fabric (cotton) long trousers and closed toe shoes (leather is best). Long sleeve natural fabric shirt is recommended as bare arms can get stung by scale on occasion. Other required safety gear is provided however if you have a leather apron you may want to bring it (we sell aprons for $50). Age 12 and up, but if under 18 your parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver (and maybe stay around to help as a striker). Call 850-974-1548 if you have any questions. After the introduction class you can branch out to other classes enabling you to tackle various intermediate and advanced projects, something different is offered every week at Traditions Workshop - hardware, tool making, homeware items and weapons.
To cancel please give us at least 72 hours notice so we might be able to offer your class slot to another participant.
418 Green Acres Rd unit 4, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, USA