Damascus Folding Jackknife: Make Your Own
The folding pocket knife needs little introduction as a handy and vital tool to have in your pocket. Starting with a folding jackknife kit, students will learn blacksmithing skills by modifying the blade and handle--it's the perfect way to begin! Students will receive a Damascus steel billet, and will learn to forge it to shape, pack the cutting edge, and shape, draw, temper and normalize this high-quality blade. Students will then make the sides of the knife, called scales, from antler and wood, making a useful knife that is easy to carry. Students will also gain an understanding of knife assembly, which is important knowledge to have when it comes time to design a custom knife! The finished knife will measure approximately 3.25” in size when closed. All materials will be provided.
Length: 5 Days