Class: Fabricating Metal Sheath & Scabbard Fittings
When: Friday, 3:30-4:30 PM
ABS journeyman smith Jordan LaMothe will walk you through the process of constructing a chape and locket for a scabbard or sheath, from choosing the material to forming, soldering and finishing the fittings. He will cover several design variations, including finials, belt studs and solder seam placement.
Jordan LaMothe began pursuing his interest in blacksmithing at age 14, taking a class, reading books, and setting up his own forge in his parents’ barn. His interest in making hand tools led him to make his first knife two years later, and knives quickly became his primary focus. After receiving his B.A. in music from Williams College in 2017, Jordan began bladesmithing full-time. He makes a wide variety of knives and swords, from “user” knives for the kitchen and field to presentation pieces. He also teaches knife-making classes at several craft schools in the Northeast. Jordan holds the Journeyman Smith ranking in the American Bladesmith Society, and was a champion on History Channel’s bladesmithing competition Forged in Fire, season 4, episode 7.