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Montgomery Community College: Upcoming Knifemaking Courses

Greetings from Montgomery Community College!

We are currently registering for the below upcoming classes now and class size is limited. If you are interested in registering for a course or courses, please contact:

Mrs. Ashlie Martin
910-576-6222, Ext. 255

Bladesmithing Metallurgy

Dr. James Batson

August 13th & 14th (Sat-Sun)

Room: 172

Cost: $200

This class considers the metallurgy and methods required to make a superior cutting implement from carbon and low alloy steels. The selection of steels, methods of forging, heat treating and testing will be covered. The student is requested to bring at least two blades (or more) which have been ground and set up for the guard to be heat treated in the class. Also included in the class will be the selection of steels and heat treating of gun springs and firing pins. Student problems encountered during heat treating of steels should be brought to class.

Fixed Blade, Grinding

Ed & Tanya VanHoy

September 1 ? 4 (Th-Sun)

Room: 172

Cost: $375 (1 meal included)

The class will consist of a course that will take students into the first phase of knife construction. It will define the anatomy and construction of a fixed blade knife. The student will learn how to design, properly layout the grinding lines, lay out lines for drilling, and handle / scales . It will start from basic grind preparation and end in the student having a finished blade that will then be completed into a finished knife. The student will have the opportunity to do more than one blade if he chooses to do so. This may of course dictate if he will have a finished knife. A certificate of completion will be given to each student.

Folding Knives

Ed & Tanya VanHoy

October 6 ? 9, 2016 (Th-Sun)


Cost: $375 (1 meal included)

The class will consist of a course designed to take a student through each phase of constructing a folding knife. It will define the anatomy and construction. The types for the knife will be a bolstered folder. It will be designed in a way that students will be able to make it at home with limited hand and machine tools. The course will have a well written manual that will include the design, materials list, and a suppliers list . The student will complete a finished folding knife in the class and will receive a certificate on completion.

Wilderness Survival Knife

Barry & Phillip Jones ?The Jones Brothers?

October 13th ? 16th, 2016 (Thurs-Sun)

Room: 172

Cost: $375 (1 meal included)

Of all the survival equipment available, the most useful and most necessary is a good knife. Knives allow you to cut tree branches to make shelter, prepare firewood to keep you warm, hunt, prepare what you get from your hunt and a host of other necessary tasks. If you only have one tool with you at all times, it has to be a knife. This class will be a hands-on guide in making the perfect Wilderness Survival Knife!

Forged Tomahawks

Tim Scholl

October 27 ? 29, 2016 (Th-Sat)


Cost: $375 (1meal included)

Learn to make adorned tomahawks using traditional forging, heat-treating, and handle finishing methods. Students will complete a tomahawk by the end of the course.

Damascus Patterns & Blades

Burt Foster

November 4 ? 6 (Fri?Sun)

Room: 172

Cost: $375 (1 meal included)

Description: A Damascus class for students with some forging and grinding experience who want to learn more aboutmaking high-performance, exhibition worth Damascus knife blades. We will discuss steel selection, basic and advanced pattern development, and Damascus blade forging and finishing. Basically everything from choosing the right steel to polishing your completed blade. This will be a hands-on class where each student will have the opportunity to make a couple different Damascus billets as well as heat treating and polishing samples from each billet.

Basic Blade Smithing

Bill Wiggins

January 12-15, 2017 (Th-Sun)

Room: 172

Cost: $375 (1 meal included)

Class Limit: 8 Students

Hands-on course in the proper forging, heat treating, and finishing of a knife blade. Topics covered will be steel selection, forges and forging tools, heat treating, and finishing of the forged blade.
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