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Arts and Arms Making Workshops

Forging Damascus Steel

Explore the world of historic trades at Conner Prairie’s annual Arts and Arms Making Workshop as you work alongside some of the nation’s best craftsmen.

Discover the fundamentals of making pattern welded steel including steel selection, the proper use of the coal forge and welding from blacksmith Nathan Allen. Utilize both hand- and power-hammer forging techniques to forge a billet of Damascus steel and at least one forged knife blank. If you are interested in completing a knife, sign up for the knifesmithing class, too. Tools required. Please note, this class meets Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4 from 8 am-5 pm and Wednesday, October 5 from 8 am-12 pm. By clicking on "purchase tickets" below, you are able to register once for all three sessions.

$280 ($270/member)
Ages 18+


  • October 3, 2016 - October 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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