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Blacksmiths Folding Knife Part 2: Dec. 12-15

Blacksmith's Folding Knife
" Electric Higo Boogaloo"
 Nick Rossi JS and Dereck Glaser
Class runs:December 12-15
Tuition: $500
Material fee: $40
Skill level: Seasoned Beginner and up, must have had "Higonokami"
and have some solid basic Blacksmithing skills.
2 spaces left as of 11/14 
This 4 day class is a cranked up version of our highly attended Higonokami course. We will explore a simple forged intagral slip joint design and mechanism utilizing some basic blacksmithing processes. This design utilizes a “spring back” mechanism that holds the blade open by incorporating the leverage of a tang forged as a apart of the handle. The blade tang incorporates a kick to safely hold the blade closed. This is a simple and rugged design and is highly marketable and very useful.
Students with the appropriate level of skill to take this course will also be offered the oppurtunity to create a new; "Leaf with Ball Detent" style folder using the same blacksmithing techniques but utilizing a integral leaf and ball detent design.
Design, materials and techniques will be discussed and each student can expect to possibly complete one of each folder pending appropriate skills. 
There will be opportunity for embellishment such as texturing and filework. This is a unique team taught course by Dereck (Blacksmithing) and Nick (Bladesmithing), dont' miss it. A great holiday gift for yourself or someone on your list.