Haywood Community College and the American Bladesmith Society will hold an “Introduction to Bladesmithing” course from 6-10 p.m. June 18-19 in Building 3300.
The American Bladesmith Society is a nonprofit educational entity striving to preserve the art of the forged blade, tools and other implements. The goal of the course is to provide the beginning student with the knowledge and skills necessary to forge, grind, heat treat and finish a carbon steel blade during the course. Students should acquire the knowledge to finish the blade to the degree that it is ready to apply guard and handle material.
Bill Wiggins will teach the class. The Haywood County resident is treasurer of the American Bladesmith Society.
Cost of the course is $475.