Blacksmithing: Viking Fire Steels
In this course we will cover historic methods of reproducing Viking era fire steels. The book of matches or lighter to people of a by-gone era, a fire steel is a tool that has aided mankind in making fire for several thousand years and reached its peak of artistry during the Viking period in Northern Europe. This course is perfect for those who want to expand their knowledge of blacksmithing and forge work, and a great fit for beginners as well. Techniques covered will be drawing, tapering, upsetting, scrolls, forge welding, and chisel work. Students will work on several projects over the four days, allowing participants to watch their skills grow. On the last day, we'll learn to make fire with our new tools.
Length: 4 Days