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

Damascus steel workshop

2 Days / $400 + Materials

Class has 2 spaces available  

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 to a thin plate. At this point a etching your billet in acid will help reveal the pattern.

From this class students can continue on to a knife making class, a blacksmithing class or receive private tutoring for a specific project.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a knife making class.

Please note: Materials cost are not included in the price 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 $80 - $150 (dependant on project)

There is a limit of only four places per course.