Forging Your Own Nordic Axe with David DelaGardelle August 6 - 7, 2022

about this workshop

In this fun, accessible, and fast-paced class students will learn how to forge their very own mytho-Nordic historic and mythology inspired axe out of 1045 steel and hickory wood. Students will utilize a variety of both ancient and modern methods to forge their axe heads, both by hand and by utilizing powerful hydraulic forging presses. Students will learn how to grind their axe to functional shapes along with heat-treating and sharpening. To finish them students will decorate their axe with history-informed motifs on hickory haft-handles. Axe forging, from start to finish, can seem daunting to even some of the most skilled blacksmiths and bladesmiths, however in this class David will dispel of the manufacturing-myths and share the fundamentals of what makes an axe both beautiful and functional.

Unique Instructor David Delagardelle

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$50 payable to David

Key Points:
*Functional axe design-theory
*Blending of historical and original designs
*Forging steel by hand
*Drifting/punching socket holes
*Forging with a hydraulic forging press
*Heat-treating steel
*Fitting axe head to a hickory shaft
*Decorating wood and/or metal with decorative motifs
*Basic sharpening

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Forging Your Own Nordic Axe with David DelaGardelle August 6 - 7, 2022


Availability: Workshop is Full. Please click "add to cart" to be added to a waitlist.

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