What you'll do
*IF YOUR PREFERRED CLASS IS FULL/UNAVAILABLE, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE SO I CAN SNEAK YOU IN *I CAN SHIP YOUR KNIFE IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO TRAVEL WITH IT In this 3 hour class, you'll begin with a horseshoe and end with your very own, handmade knife! Absolutely no prior experience is required and is suitable for ages 8+. No lifting required and little strength necessary, though hand-eye coordination always helps (READ DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM PRIOR TO SCHEDULING). The curriculum is designed to flow seamlessly and be tons of fun: 1) You'll begin the class by putting on safety gear and reviewing safety procedures. 2) You'll use traditional blacksmithing equipment (forges, hammers, and anvils) to forge a knife from a horseshoe. 3) Each step will be demonstrated and guidance will be provided throughout the class. DISCLAIMER: Participants will be using hammers to move hot steel. This implies that your arm may become sore from hammering! Don't worry, we've never had a student fail to complete a project. If you have any disabilities that may prevent you from standing and hammering for long periods of time, please let me know prior to scheduling.
I opened this experience with two goals in mind: First, to get you excited about blacksmithing by getting your hands dirty; Second, to facilitate the most fun you've ever had with your companions! My passion for blacksmithing stems from a love of knife making, which I've been doing recreationally for over 18 years. Only in the last year did I make the decision to leave my career in technology to follow this calling full-time. NOTE: Class may be led by either me (Max) or one of my instructors (Buddy). Buddy has been blacksmithing for over 15 years and is a
Snacks Free pretzels, nuts, etc. are provided
Water Free water available
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Where you'll be
You'll feel as if you were transported to an old-world blacksmith shop, though you'll remain in the heartland of Seattle's industrial district known as SoDo. The shop is a 10 minute drive south from downtown Seattle and has plenty of free parking.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. If you plan to bring children under the age of 14, please consider if they are mature and coordinated enough for this experience. Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.
Open-toed shoes are not allowed. Avoid synthetic pants & shirts (best to have cotton jeans & a cotton top).
Forge a knife from a horseshoe