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Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we offer both Beginner's, Intermediate and other classes. For our Beginner's class, students will learn the basic skills used by blacksmiths for centuries. No prior experience or training is needed. We will start with the very basics, such as building a fire and proper hammer control. Fundamental techniques covered will include drawing out, slit & drift, upsetting & twisting just to name a few.
Basic Blacksmithing April 20 / 21 / 22 - FULL June 14 / 15 / 16 - only one space remains July 13 / 14 / 15 September 13 / 14 / 15
Beginners need to know the knife making basics. Most beginners, in fact, start with basic knife making kits , and only from there move on to assembling their own knives from materials purchased or crafted themselves. Knife making basics include information on how knives go together, where to find the parts and other supplies , and how to keep yourself safe. Safety First Knives are weapons as well as tools.
Tools and Supplies for Knifemakers I have set up this page to feature suppliers that I know and trust to provide good quality tools and supplies for knifemaking. Chuck Robinson Bladesmithing anvils and hammers
ABANA Artist - Blacksmith's Association of North America ABANA Marketplace New Resource Center for Blacksmith Supplies, Schools, and Learning Anvil Brand Shoe Co. Farrier and Blacksmithing Supplies - Online Catalog Castle Plastics Industry Leader in Hoof Pads Since 1911 Centaur Forge, Ltd. Farrier and Blacksmithing Supplies - Online Ordering E-3 Blue Green Algae Earth's Essential Elements Equine Digit Support System The Home of Natural Balance Hoofcare ! Delta Horseshoe Company Farrier and Blacksmithing Supplies - Online Catalog Farrier Science Clinic Clinically Proven Hoof Supplements & Treatments - NU-FOOT & Fungidye Little Giant/Mayers Bros. Rebuilt and Replacement Parts for the Little Giant Ken Davis and Sons - Farrier Tools and Supplies - Online Catalog Kentucky Blacksmith, Farrier, & Veterinary Supply - Online Ordering Mustad, Inc.
A & C Distributors P. O. Box 70228, San Diego, CA 92167. TEL: (619) 222-9946. Distributes patinas for blacksmiths. ABCD Industries 1320 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 TEL: (410) 727-4111 Rivets available in bulk.