2014 Swordsmithing School Course Schedule

2014 School Year

March 2014
Monday March 24 – Friday, March 28 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, March 29 – Sunday, March 30 – Kajioshi Course

April 2014
Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Knife Show in Eugene, Oregon

Monday, April 21 – Friday, April 25 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, April 27 – Habaki Course

May 2014
Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9 – Kajioshi-Habaki Combo-Course

Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16 – Koshirae Course

June 2014
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22 – Kajioshi Course

July 2014
Saturday, July 5 – Sunday, July 6 – Tsuka-maki Course

Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20 – Habaki Course

August 2014
Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29 – Intermediate Forging Course

Saturday, August 30 – Sunday, August 31 – Kajioshi Course

September 2014
Monday, September 8 – Friday, September 12 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14 – Habaki Course

October 2014
Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 10 – Basic Forging Course

Saturday, October 11 – Sunday, October 12 – Kajioshi Course

2 thoughts on “2014 Swordsmithing School Course Schedule”

    1. We are not planning an oroshigane seminar for this years’ school curriculum. One reason is that we have an abundance of metal from previous sessions and don’t require more for our own use.

      While very interesting in itself, and certainly a requirement for forging a sword in the strictly traditional method, it is not the best metal to use when first learning the art of swordsmithing. There are fundamental skills that are to be learned using less expensive steel as well as less repetitive labor. Once one has some success with modern steel, then moving on to the traditional metal makes more sense.

      If you decide to take our courses I would be happy to show you the apparatus and general process for making oroshigane. With some blade smithing experience under your belt you can attend an oroshigane seminar at a later date, and perhaps at better profit to you.

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