Sat. & Sun., Feb. 24 & 25, 9AM-4PM, Blacksmithing: Make a Knife Class

Curran Homestead Village at NEWFIELD (Formerly Willowbrook Museum): Saturday and Sunday, February 24 & 25, 9AM-4PM. BLACKSMITHING: MAKE A KNIFE. This popular class is back with instructor Frank Vivier. You will heat and forge a billet of spring steel into a blade and handle tang. Grind and hand file your blade to perfection. Heat treat your blade with an oil quench. Prepare brass rivets and hardwood scales for a handle. Temper your blade and apply handle to the tang with epoxy. Final sanding and polish may be your homework unless time permits. You will complete your first hand forged hunting knife. Tools and materials provided. Class limited to 5. Ages 15 and Above. Tuition: $225. Students may retake this class and take on new bladesmithing challenges completing other knife forms under the tutelage of the instructor. Pay to register. First pay, first serve. Contact: Robert Schmick, Museum Director, (207) 205-4849. Email: