Blacksmith Class Ottawa, Forge a San Mai Straight Razor

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Forge Your Own San Mai Straight Razor

Discover the art of forging metal blades and make your own San Mai straight razor. This 7-hour course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in blacksmithing or metalwork.
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Traditional forge weld your own straight razor!

There are few things more satisfying than thrusting a lump of steel into the flames and making the sparks fly under your hammer. This unique Breakaway Experience blacksmithing class is your opportunity to get your adrenaline pumping and create your own San Mai straight razor from scratch.

In this program you’ll traditionally forge weld a San Mai billet and then forge your own fixed handle straight razor. You will learn to forge weld, draw, shoulder and fuller your straight razor. Once forged you will the learn to profile grind the body, hollow grind the blade and once heat treated , finish with a wire brush polish.

What’s included:

  • Learn the ancient and noble skill of blacksmithing using a coal fired forge.
  • Create your own personal San Mai straight razor.
  • 7-hour session in a relaxed and fun environment.

When:  Available year-round with select class dates each month (subject to availability).

Duration: 7-hours

Need to know:

  • Maximum number of participants per class is 4.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14 years.
  • Participants under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Participants under 18 require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.
  • Steel toe boots or shoes are mandatory.
  • Full length cotton or wool pants and a long sleeve cotton or wool shirt are mandatory.
  • Rings, necklaces or bracelets cannot be worn during the class. Exception is for a medic alert item.
  • Students are to provide their own snacks and water. At least 1 litre of water is recommended.
  • Gloves, safety glasses, and aprons will be provided.

If you are looking to for a new hobby, or for a unique experience gift, this blacksmithing lesson is the way to go!

This Blacksmith Class takes place at Hammond, just east of Ottawa.  VIEW MAP

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