Blacksmithing Project - Knife/Hatchet

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2012

This is a blade that won't be hidden in the knife drawer!

Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners + Blacksmithing Advanced
Cost: $255 + $125 Materials (Total $380 incl. GST) includes two days expert instruction, all materials, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
Age:16 years and over

Download the Blacksmithing Project – Knife/Hatchet Information Form (1097 KB) pdf document icon

Content

Make a pattern-welded knife in a range of styles such as a dagger, skinning or kitchen knife.

Pattern welding is the practice in sword and knife blade making originally used to blend certain qualities of steels to obtain strong but flexible blades.

Today it is used more for purely cosmetic reasons. The process can be likened to that of making puff pastry where the metal is folded over and flattened many times.

Instructor

Blacksmithing workshops at Cobb+Co Museum are conducted by former Australian Champion blacksmith and farrier, Terry Drennan (36 KB) pdf document icon. Terry has nearly 40 years experience and has been teaching blacksmithing at Cobb+Co Museum for 15 years.

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Entry to the Museum is free to all Toowoomba Regional Council residents on presentation of proof of address. This is courtesy of Toowoomba Regional Council.

Event Details

Dates
14 July 2012 - 15 July 2012