Forging an American Classic: The Bowie Knife
August 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Taught by renowned instructor and winner of the History Channel’s Forged in Fire, Mace Vitale. The Bowie Knife is America’s most famous knife, steeped in history and legend. In this five-day intensive class, students learn the ins and outs of forging, grinding and heat treating this iconic blade. Once the blades are complete, students will create a guard and handle using steel and wood. Attention will be paid to the feel and balance of these knives, as well as the edge geometry and performance.