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The Hand-Forged Knife: Intro to Bladesmithing – May 2021

Registration Ends May 21, 2021
$200 – 220
Start Date: May 22
End Date: May 23
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

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This course will be held at our San Antonio campus. It is a 100% outdoors, socially distanced course and we ask students to wear masks.

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This is an introduction course that will teach students how to make a knife in two days and how to use salvaged materials from leaf springs, roller bearings and other qualified steel pieces to make blades.

About the Class:

This 2-day class is designed to serve as a basic, hands-on introduction to the craft of bladesmithing. Instruction will include information on tools and equipment, material selection, body mechanics, design considerations, forging techniques, basic heat treating principles and finishing methods. This will be a fairly active class, with strong emphasis on student participation, and will involve a healthy amount of heat, noise, sweat, and physical exertion. Each student will start with a 1/4″x3/4″x6″ segment of high carbon spring steel, and through forging, profiling, beveling, heat treating, and finishing, create their own personal hand-forged blade.

This course will focus on introducing the basics of blacksmithing first – students will learn to blacksmith their own knife from scratch, giving students a great foundation and knowledge of working with scrap metals.

Knives will be forge-finished and students will go home with a paracord-handle, finished knife. Additionally you will receive a pair of safety glasses, ear  plugs, a file, and a file card to use for the class and take home.

Students will learn to heat, pound and shape spring steel into a blade.

Students will be introduced to metals, heating, forging, hammering techniques, straightening, grinding, shaping, knife and handle making.

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For information about paying with cash, checks, Venmo, or money orders, just send us an email here:

You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

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Dates: May 22nd – 23rd, 2021. 9 am – 4 pm.

Location: Directions will be emailed to all registered students in advance.

Lodging: Camping is available on-campus for this course. Students will need to contact us before the course to confirm that they will be camping. There are hotels and Airbnb’s within a 10-minute drive of the campus in the 78260 zip code.

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Regular Tuition: $220 (Online processing fees apply)

Check/Venmo/Money Order Discount: $220 (No online fees)

Cash Discount: $200

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To pay with Venmo, E-invoice, check or money order, please contact us here:

COURSE INFORMATION

Dates: This is a 4 week online course beginning on January 30th, 2023.

All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use.

*Shipping of the poster is included for free with course tuition within the US. A digital copy will be provided to students outside of the US.

The online classroom access will close 4 weeks after the last week of class. Access will close on March 31st, 2023.

Registration closes on February 13th, 2023.

Course Hours: 16 contact hours for Physiology and Plant Science as well as Austere Medicine.

TUITION INFORMATION

If you are located outside of the US, you will receive a digital copy of the poster that is being mailed out to students that you can have printed!

Early Bird Tuition: $70, available until 1/1/23 (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Venmo/Check/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $70 until 1/1/23 (No processing fees)

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Regular Tuition: $90 (Processing fees apply)

Venmo/Check/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $90 (No processing fees)

This is a 4-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in our area to participate.

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