- Jun 22, 2011
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Looking for advice on a good class in the US. Can members chime in on classes they have taken or know about. Thanks.
Feel like coming out to Washington State? My good friend, David Lisch teaches both blacksmithing and knifemaking and damascus classes. I forget the website, but google Studio4. Or maybe it's Studio4forge, or something like that. He is a great teacher.
Ed Caffery has helped me a TON! I havn't had the chance to go and take lessons in person but the guidance he has given me over the past year or two has taught me sooo much! There are a lot of guys out there you can't go wrong with learning from!
I'll second that. I have taken a 3 day course with Ed and it was worth every cent. He is also a great guy that holds no secrets. Became great friends with him as well.Ed was one of the first guys that I talked to when I started thinking about making knives back in 2005. He is a wealth of good info and a very decent chap to boot. His basic bladesmithing and basic damascus DVD's were among the first that I bought.
Owen's shop featuring on TV (BBC Four) now, showing forging technique in a program called "Metal: How it Works".Not relevant to the OP, but if anyone in the UK is interested, i have done this course and it was a really good introduction to making a knife.