Instructors

Jordan Lamothe, “Forged in Fire” Champion

Michael Price Guards on Forged Full-Tangs, Room 104 11 a.m.-12 p.m: The steps and considerations necessary, including forging the preform, setup grinding, guard slotting and tang forging, with ABS journeyman smith Jordan LaMothe _____________ About Jordan Jordan LaMothe began pursuing his interest in blacksmithing at age 14, taking a class, reading books, and setting up…

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Timothy Potier, ABS Master Smith

Creating Hamons on Hatchets, Room 107 2:45-3:45 p.m: How to bring out the handsome temper line on the axe head between the hardened cutting edge and the softer spine, with ABS master smith Timothy Potier _____________ About Tim Timothy Potier made his first knife in 1981 in an attempt to replicate a knife a forester…

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Steve Schwarzer, ABS Master Smith

How To Laser Engrave, Room 104 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m: Different laser types and which ones to buy, what they will and won’t do, work examples, hazards, software and more, with ABS master smith Steve Schwarzer ________ From Steve’s Website: Welcome to Steve Schwarzer custom knives. This site is about knife collecting and bladesmithing. I will…

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Luke Swenson, Knifemaker

How To Make Slip Joints, Room 103 2:30-3:30 p.m: The basic set-up of parts, tools of the trade, jigs and fixtures and more, with Bill Ruple and Luke Swenson About Luke I was a full time firefighter with the city of San Antonio since 1996, started making knives around 2003. I was fortunate to start…

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