Calendar, Events & Classes  2017

Upcoming Events

Check Back for Our Upcoming Events for 2017!!


Carolina Readiness Supply, Heritage

              Life Skills Conference,    Waynesville NC - April 21 & 22, 2017 

Appalachian Lifestyles Festival, Waynesville NC - June 10, 2017

 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games -July 6-9, 2017

Old Cowee Mountain School Folk Festival, Franklin NC- August 19, 2017

John C. Campbell Folk School, Scottish Heritage Week,

                          Celtic Iron classes, Brasstown GA - Sept. 3-8, 2017

Cornerstone Christian Academy, Morristown TN - Oct. 26-27


 2017 Classes at Calerin Forge

Materials fee ($150.00) and ½ class fees due a week in advance.

Balance of class fees must be paid in full by the 1st night of class.

NOTE:  Classes MUST have a minimum of 4 participants, no exceptions.

Get a friend to join a class with you and both of you will receive a Calerin Forge T-Shirt!


Payment Options

Ten Week Comprehensive Knife-Making

Begins Feb. 9  $650.00

($450.00 class fee + $200.00 non-refundable materials fee)

Students will make a series of 5 different historical knives, ending with a Damascus steel knife. They will learn the processes of annealing and heat-treating. There will be an optional 11th class on sheath-making taught by Caleb Burress for an additional cost.

Meets once a week for 10 weeks.


Payment Options

April 14-15 Intensive Weekend Class

Basic Blacksmithing $450.00

($300.00 class fee + $150.00 materials fee)

Basic Forging Techniques and how to apply them to create a series of hooks,letter opener, high-carbon steel knife (how to heat treat), a pair of black-smith tongs, and a forge-welded fire rake.

This class is a pre-requisite to the Colonial Hardware and Damascus Knife-Making classes.


May 13 One Day Intensive Class

Junkyard Steel $250.00

Learn to identify various types and carbon levels of steel, and how to prepare and use them in the forge.  Students will learn how to make some basic tools and how to properly heat treat them.

This class is a basic level class and has no pre-requisite. 


Payment Options

July 28-30  Intensive Weekend Class

 Colonial Hardware $450.00

($250.00 class fee + $200.00 non-refundable materials fee)

Students will learn about Colonial hardware styles and will create a set of strap hinges and a thumb latch door handle; complete hardware to hang a door. 

The student must have taken Basic Blacksmithing as a prerequisite to this class.


Aug 12 One Day Intensive Class

Introduction to Knife-Making $325.00

Students will learn basic knife making; how to forge, file, and heat treat a high carbon blade using basic tools. 

This class is a basic level class and has no pre-requisite. 


Payment Options

Sept 15-16 Intensive Weekend Class

Basic Blacksmithing $450.00

($300.00 class fee + $150.00 materials fee)

Basic Forging Techniques and how to apply them to create a series of hooks,letter opener, high-carbon steel knife (how to heat treat), a pair of black-smith tongs, and a forge-welded fire rake.

This class is a pre-requisite to the Colonial Hardware and Damascus Knife-Making classes.


Sept 30 One Day Intensive Class

Junkyard Steel $250.00

Learn to identify various types and carbon levels of steel, and how to prepare and use them in the forge.  Students will learn how to make some basic tools and how to properly heat treat them.

This class is a basic level class and has no pre-requisite. 


Payment Options

Oct 6-7 Intensive Weekend Class

 Damascus Knife-Making $550.00

($300.00 class fee + $250.00 materials fee)

Students will learn to prepare and weld a Damascus billett.  They will forge, finish, heat treat, and etch a Damascus knife.  They will also learn to manipulate the steel to create various patterns.  Reproduce the blades that have been so highly prized since ancient times.

The student must have taken Basic Blacksmithing as a prerequisite to this class.


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