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7Forge's Beginner Forging Class: Forge Your Own Railroad Spike Knife

Have you always been intrigued by knife forging? Do you dream of crafting a knife with your own hands, guided by a true master? Step into the world of bladesmithing with our 3-hour Beginners Forging Class at 7Forge. Here, you'll transform a railroad spike into a unique knife and gain foundational skills in knife-making, all under the expert guidance of Iowa's first Forged in Fire champion.

Class Highlights

Experience the Basics of Forging:

  • Forge a Railroad Spike: Start with a simple yet iconic railroad spike. Heat it in the forge, and under the watchful eye of our champion instructor and experienced crew, hammer it into the shape of a knife. Feel the excitement of seeing raw metal transform under your blows.
  • Shape and Grind: Once forged, move to the grinding station. Use a 2x72 belt grinder to refine your knife’s shape, honing it to its final form.
  • Finish Your Creation: Walk away with a finished railroad spike knife, a tangible result of your effort and new skills.

Why You’ll Love This Class

  • Guidance from a Champion: Learn from Iowa's first Forged in Fire champion. Their expertise and teaching skills make the process approachable and rewarding, even for beginners.
  • Hands-On Experience: This is not a spectator class. You’ll be forging and grinding, experiencing the thrill of bladesmithing firsthand.
  • Quick and Focused: In just 3 hours, you'll go from a railroad spike to a finished knife, making it a perfect introduction to the craft without a significant time commitment.

Who Should Attend?

  • Curious Beginners: If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at forging but didn’t know where to start, this class is ideal. No prior experience needed.
  • Knife Enthusiasts: Expand your appreciation for knives by learning how they’re made. You'll gain a deeper understanding and respect for the craftsmanship involved.
  • Fans of Forged in Fire: Get a taste of what you’ve seen on TV by creating your own knife, just like the contestants on the show.
  • Children must be over the age of 8 to participate. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class. Children between 16 and 18 may take the class while accompanied by an adult. 

Join our Beginners Forging Class today and craft a railroad spike knife you’ll treasure forever! Sign up as a group for group discounts 

2 Students Save $25 off the total when purchased together. 

3 Students Save $50 off the total when purchased together. 

Ready to forge? Sign Up Now and start your journey into the world of bladesmithing.



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