About the Course
This is a hands-on course designed to give the student a working familiarity with the tools and metals utilized in the forging of a Japanese sword blade.
Each student will forge their own blade of at least wakizashi length from forge-welded steel cable. Skills learned will include forging, grinding, filing and heat-treating, with attendant emphasis on metallurgy and proper shaping and aesthetics.
All tools, fuel, and material included. Lunch is also provided.
The price of the course is $2075 and is limited to a maximum of four students per session. A deposit of $500 is required for reservations with the remaining tuition of due a week before the first day of class.