Class: Fundamentals of Blade Grinding When: Friday, 8:00 – 9:30 AM Where: The Courtyard The founder of Wuertz Machine Works, knifemaker Travis Wuertz, will teach a hands-on class regarding the fundamentals of blade grinding. BLADE University Classes Start at $25. Learn More by Clicking Here._________ _________________ ABOUT TRAVIS Born in Coolidge, Arizona, Travis Wuertz is a…

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How to Use a Disc Sander When: Saturday,  8:30 – 9:30 AM Where: Located in the Courtyard The addition and use of a 9-inch disc grinder revolutionized ABS master smith Timothy Potier’s approach to grinding knives. His disc demonstration will show the ease in obtaining a flat finish to knives using finer and finer grits,…

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Class: How to Sharpen Super Steels When: Friday, 1:30-2:30pm Room 103 With the popularity of super steels CPM S30V, S35VN, 20CV and others in the knife market, people are learning how difficult they can be to sharpen. Award-Winning Knifemaker RJ Martin will show you which sharpeners to use and how to use them so your…

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Class: Keys to Takedown Knife Construction When: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 PM Knives made of a takedown construction—as the name suggests, knives built so they take apart quickly for easy cleaning, replacement of parts, etc.—are and have been hot. Knifemaker of note John Young will show you how to do it, including knife alignment, the fit of…

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