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Making an Athame
A traditional tool. ("AH-thuh-may" or "Ah-THAH-may")

We will forge a double-edged (blunted) mild-steel dagger for decorative or ritual use.

Blacksmithing techniques include:
Drawing out to a taper
Flattening on the diagonal
and Twisting

Gift Certificates for Making an Athame are available.

3 hours, one meeting    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Maximum 8 students, two per forge


A rapid Covid test that day, ideally just before class
Full Covid vaccination and bivalent booster strongly requested. Bring your card or a picture of it.

No smithing experience expected or required.
Willingness to actually hit with the hammer will be invaluable.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
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Dates and Times:
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Friday, April 7
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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