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Date(s) - 04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018
All Day

The Ashokan Center


From the Northeast Blacksmith’s Association mailing:

Knifemaking for the Blacksmith: Cutting out the Fuss

Our demonstrator for the Spring Meet is Nick Rossi of Portland, Maine. Nick has taught Bladesmithing at the New England School of Metalwork since 2006. His interest in metalworking began as a boyhood fascination with knives and swords. By the time he was 15, he was working at one of Maine’s largest cutlery shops and was soon introduced to custom knifemaking by a few local craftspeople.

He now has his own studio where he creates one of a kind cutlery and jewelry. His work is influenced by Japanese, Southeast Asian and Scandinavian design as well as literature, fine art, and nature.In addition to the advanced classes he teaches at NESM, he does beginner classes where all the students go home with a completed knife.

As usual, we will begin the weekend program on Friday night with a slideshow and overview of Nick’s work.

The concept for Nick’s demo is an easy approach to knife making, from start to finish.

Nick will cover: efficient blade forging; blade shaping (without spending $4000 on a belt sander); forged guards; filework (filefun); low tech heat treat (high tech performance); handle fitting and shaping; sharpening.

For more info on Nick and his knives:

Don’t miss this demo, Nick will give you enough info to go home and make your own knives with confidence.

Registration info at: