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  • Stackhouse Knives Waiu Street Lower Hutt, Wellington, 5014 New Zealand (map)

Damascus steel workshop

In this is a 2- day course you will be taken through the full process of fusing and folding your stack of metal, to creating and patterning a 100 layered billet...  
 

 

This class will cover:

After an introduction to metallurgy and the theory of pattern making, you will begin forge welding a 20 layered billet of 1070 and 15N20 steel using the power hammer. Once fused into a single block and drawn out it will be cut into 5 pieces, re-stacked, welded and then drawn out again to produce 100 layers.

The billet will then be surface textured to create your chosen pattern and then ground down too thin plate ready to begin forging the knife profile. At this point etching your billet in acid will help reveal the pattern.

From this workshop, students can continue on to knifemaking, blacksmithing or receive private tutoring for a specific project.

Please note: Materials cost are paid for separately as we allow students to bring their own steels.

  • If you are bringing your own steels please contact us prior to the class so can advise on the suitability of your materials
  • If purchasing steels from us allow $100 - $150 (dependant on project)

There is a limit of only four places per course.