Knife-making Class for Veterans
Kaviar Forge is honoring a request from a former student and veteran who has found the physical and creative act of forging to be extremely helpful in adjusting to civilian life. He has asked that we dedicate a class just for veterans, hoping to symbolically forge swords into plowshares.
This healing workshop for veterans will teach the skills of blacksmithing through the creation of railroad spike knives. (Must be a veteran to participate.)
$205 per student (includes all materials). Students will keep all they make in the class.
Saturday, June 8th 9:00am-5:00pm.
This workshop is limited to 10 students, and fills on a first come, first serve basis.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
Testimonial from Father to Son Forge:
"As a Veteran, A Forged in Fire Competitor, and a Bladesmith I will be there! Craig is my former teacher who introduced me to the art of Blacksmithing, it was in his class that I caught the "forging bug". I discovered through this experience a unique healing. The military took me as a young, naive civilian and "forged" me into a soldier. As a Veteran, which is a soldier trying to be a civilian, I discovered that being "reforged" is not always as easy. A Blacksmith can take a plow and forge a sword and then take a sword and reforge the plow. Come make a knife, let's chat, share our experience, have a lot of fun!"
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