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Leslie Tharpe Designs Blacksmith Workshop - Survival Knife (2 day workshop)

  • When: From Saturday, October 9, 2021 -  9:00 am
    To Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Fever Metal Art Center: 7325 NW 13th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: $165

On day one we dive into the forging of your blade. The goal of this class is to learn basic hammering techniques while forging a 3.5"-4" blade. Once your knife has been shaped out, we will go through the heat treating process to ensure it will hold an edge. I will sharpen your knives before the second day, and we will spend Sunday morning wrapping the handles with a paracord wrap and creating a custom Kydex sheath for your knife.

October 9th and 10th. Saturday 9am-5pm (with a lunch break) and Sunday 9am-noon. Must attend both days.

All safety gear is provided. No experience is required. MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Students aged 12-14 must be accompanied by a guardian who is registered as well and participating in the project alongside them (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to review details prior to registration). Students 14-17 may be registered by themselves, but must be accompanied by a guardian.

  • Website: www.leslietharp.com
  • Contact Name: Leslie Tharpe
  • Contact Phone: (352) 224-9641
  • Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Category: Classes/Workshops/Clinics

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