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Introduction to Damascus Steel


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Description

The reputation and history of Damascus steel has given rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut through a rifle barrel or to cut a hair falling across the blade. Today Damascus steel is highly desired for its beautiful marbled steel pattern, being particularly valued by knife-makers around the world. This one day course instructed by blacksmith Matt Mewburn will take students through the process of making a piece of Damascus steel.

Learn how to develop a pattern by understanding the properties of steel and achieve contrast between the steel alloys, then move on to forge-welding the steel alloys together and stacking the layers with the use of a Power Hammer. Students will reveal and develop the pattern using an acid etch and finish up by forging the completed billet to size.

To allow for close supervision, this intensive course has a small class size of 4 students.

You will get

  • A dramatic and beautiful Damascus steel billet

  • Eye, ear and hand protection will be provided, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
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What you will learn
  • The properties of steel and how to achieve contrast in a Damascus steel pattern
  • Forge welding with use of a 25 ton press
  • Revealing and developing the pattern using an acid-etch
What you will get
  • A billet (bar) of damascus steel

What to bring
  • Lunch and morning tea
  • All materials included
What to wear

Clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots.

Appropriate for

This class requires some forging experience. If you're unsure, just ask us.


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Eveleigh Works

Vendor since 2016

Learn the metal arts at Eveleigh Works in Redfern, Sydney. Get your hands dirty with our short courses in blacksmithing, knife and tool-making. Courses for newbies and old hands, instructed by practicing craftspeople within the heritage workshop of an 1880s locomotive factory. 

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Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Eveleigh Works or organised by Eveleigh Works must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Eveleigh Works.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Eveleigh Works unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Eveleigh Works classes and events or on Eveleigh Works's premises. (For use of Eveleigh Works marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS

Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 

4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Eveleigh Works requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Eveleigh Works to organise a refund or transfer

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Caden

08 September 2019 • Introduction to Damascus Steel

I had an amazing time participating in this course. Matt is an excellent teacher and really makes you feel comfortable asking questions. overall would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested :)

Dain

07 December 2018 • Introduction to Damascus Steel

this was a great course and I have made a kitchen knife from the blank

Bryce

16 September 2018 • Introduction to Damascus Steel

I had the great pleasure of doing the "Introduction to Damascus Steel" Course at the Eveleigh Works. The facilities at Eveleigh Works are a sight to behold themselves, there could no better area to run the course than in this working piece of our industrial history. The teacher, Matt Mewburn has an extensive knowledge of the blacksmith trade and his relaxed, easy going style and the ability to pass on this knowledge made for a very enjoyable day. The small class size (4 students) ensured excellent interaction between the students and the teacher.

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