Damascus Steel (billet) Making

Damascus Steel Making
June 26 – June 30, 2017
This class is a hands-on class for the students. This class will be focused on the making of Damascus (pattern welded) steel for use in gun hardware and knife blades. Each student should finish the class with at least one billet of Damascus steel to take home. This focus of this class is to teach “dry welding” technique, that is the making of Damascus steel using no flux.
This approach provides steel of much greater consistency and strength. We will be using gas forges to weld our steel not coal. Subjects covered will include: Dry vs. Wet forge welding, steel selection, tool selection, use of power equipment such as power hammers and forging presses, pattern  development, heat treating and etching.
Steve Rollert has been a knife maker and Damascus bladesmith for 38 years.
To register contact Donna Haddow, 800 621 TSJC Ext. 5724 or 719 846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu