Forging a Tanto style blade with Russ Jennings 3.21.17

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Date & Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
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The WorcShop
243 Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Cost: $150 WorcShop Members / $180 Non-members
Description: We will start with a piece of high carbon stock and forge it into a tanto. This class will follow historic processes as closely as possible, with a focus on forging, not stock removal. At the end of this two-night course, each student will have a tanto blade ready for heat treat.

Students will forge their bar into a blank of precise dimensions, before hand forging bevels and relevant blade geometry. By following a specific and repeatable process, we can take some of the mystery out of the creation of these classic weapons. This class is intended for smiths with some experience.

Second Night: March 23, 2017 - Same time & place
Minimum of 3 students required to run the class & a maximum of 6.
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment 3 days prior, it will be canceled.
Students will have the option of transferring their ticket to another class or receiving a refund.
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
Class Requirements: Appropriate shop clothing: (natural fiber clothing, long sleeves/ jeans is the typical minimum recommended) closed toe shoes (leather steel toe boots recommended).
No experience necessary.
HOW TO FIND US! Turn in at the Blue Hive parking lot (233 Stafford St.) drive to the back of the lot and turn right to go behind the building. There will be a large garage door. The entrance to the WorcShop is the door on the right with the blue awning.
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Phone: 774-545-0720
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