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Forging a Medieval Tool – Blacksmithing Workshop

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm



August 5 @ 9:00 am
August 9 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $890
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Hart Moore Blacksmithing Studio
1049 Wharton Furnace Road
Farmington, PA 15437 United States
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AUG 5-9 | 5-DAY (MON-FRI)
Forging a Medieval Seax (Knife)
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Welton

No Experience-Beginner
$695 Member | $725 Non-Member
$115-$165 Materials and Studio Fees

The “seax” is the iconic knife of the European Early Middle Ages. Participants will forge a seax that follows the proportions, geometry, and metallurgy of historical originals. We will learn the skills to forgeweld wrought iron, use a power hammer to prepare knife billets, heat treat carbon steel, grind and sharpen blades, and extract information from an archaeological report. Expect historical digressions along the way – e.g., did you know that archaeologists find seaxes buried with women as well as men? Prior experience forge welding is helpful, but not required.

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