VIKING AXE FORGING

Dan Caldwell

$240.00
Come make a Viking Belt Ax with a decorative functional wood handle. We will forge weld the ax blade and study traditional forging/heat treatment. This 2 day class is designed to be challenging to the intermediate and advanced blacksmith/bladesmith.
Learn the basic tools and techniques used in AX forging and handle work. Some attention will be given to various Viking carving motifs used to decorate the wood handle. We will explore different types of processes used to produce functional historic axes such as the pole, tomahawk/throwing and boarding ax.
Prerequisites: Prior blacksmithing, knife/metal forging classes or the instructor's consent. Must be 18 years or older. This class requires physical activity. Only people with good wrist, arm and leg function should attend. Prerequisites: Basic Iron forging and iron forging continuing blacksmithing  or instructors consent.
Supplies: Bring to class a favorite hammer if you have one, pair of leather work gloves, safety glasses, comfortable leather work-shoes or boots (no sandals), cotton jeans or pants (no sweats or cuffed pants), note taking materials, water bottle and bag lunch. You will be getting dirty so dress appropriately.
Location: Blacksmithing Studio
Days: Friday and Saturday: Nov 20, 21; 9am - 5pm ;
Class ID: 220341240
Class Price: $205(check your e-newsletter for member discount code)
Materials Fee: $35
Regular price $240.00
Come make a Viking Belt Ax with a decorative functional wood handle. We will forge weld the ax blade and study traditional forging/heat treatment. This 2 day class is designed to be challenging to the intermediate and advanced blacksmith/bladesmith.
Learn the basic tools and techniques used in AX forging and handle work. Some attention will be given to various Viking carving motifs used to decorate the wood handle. We will explore different types of processes used to produce functional historic axes such as the pole, tomahawk/throwing and boarding ax.
Prerequisites: Prior blacksmithing, knife/metal forging classes or the instructor's consent. Must be 18 years or older. This class requires physical activity. Only people with good wrist, arm and leg function should attend. Prerequisites: Basic Iron forging and iron forging continuing blacksmithing  or instructors consent.
Supplies: Bring to class a favorite hammer if you have one, pair of leather work gloves, safety glasses, comfortable leather work-shoes or boots (no sandals), cotton jeans or pants (no sweats or cuffed pants), note taking materials, water bottle and bag lunch. You will be getting dirty so dress appropriately.
Location: Blacksmithing Studio
Days: Friday and Saturday: Nov 20, 21; 9am - 5pm ;
Class ID: 220341240
Class Price: $205(check your e-newsletter for member discount code)
Materials Fee: $35