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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.

Let the sparks fly as you learn to make Damascus steel. Blacksmith Nathan Allen will teach the fundamentals of making pattern welded steel from proper steel selection to basic pattern development. Traditional coal forges, anvil, and both hand- and power-hammer forging techniques will be used to make a billet of Damascus steel. The goal of the class is to get the billet forged and make at least one forged knife blank. If you are interested in completing a knife, you’ll also want to sign up for the knifesmithing class. Tools required. Please note, this class meets Monday and Tuesday, October 9-10 from 8 am-5 pm and Wednesday, October 11 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 9, 2017 - October 11, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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