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June 2017
Free

Building a Japanese Forge

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montréal, Québec H3C 2H9 Canada
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charcoal cutting

Charcoal Cutters Wanted We are recruiting volunteer workers to donate their time and effort for one day in the creation of our Japanese sword forging environment for our upcoming Japanese sword smithing classes at Les Forges de Montreal. We will be creating a rudimentary Japanese sword smith's forge and this is your opportunity to see it's construction before use and have a chance to ask questions about its proportions, the benefits and practical tips on its use. Our goal on this day…

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tamahagane
$6000

Tamahagane Sword Forging Class

June 26 @ 9:00 am - July 5 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montréal, Québec H3C 2H9 Canada
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  10 Day Class with 2kgs of Tamahagane - $6,000 CAD* ($4,500 USD at 0.75 rate) *All Costs in Canadian (CAD)$$ Part 1 - Making a Tamahagane Billet 3 Days of Hard work For the first time, students will have the chance to select the quantity of Tamahagane they want to work with.  Students will be provided with 2kgs, but can purchase up to 6 kgs of additional Tamahagane at a cost of $400/kg, totalling a maximum quantity of 8 kgs…

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$3000

Tamahagane Tanto Forging Class

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montréal, Québec H3C 2H9 Canada
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 Tamahagane Tanto Forging Class 5 Day Class with 2kgs of Tamahagane - $3,000 CAD* ($2,300 USD at 0.75 rate) *All Costs in Canadian (CAD)$$ Some of our very first classes with Fusataro showing people how to develop their bladesmithing skills were 5 days long. Because this will be Fusataro's last session teaching people how to forge in Japanese methods with traditional Japanese sword steel, we wanted to provide an opportunity with a lower threshold to participate, but the work pace…

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July 2017
Free

Open House Invitation

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montréal, Québec H3C 2H9 Canada
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$5 entry fee, paid at the door, is given directly to Les Forges de Montreal. Les Forges de Montreal is a not for profit organization focused to the preservation of traditional blacksmithing by acting as a centre of excellence and hosting some of the world's most recognized metal artists working today.   Japanese Sword & Knife Open House Our visiting instructor for the Japanese Sword Smithing Class will be showcasing some of his work to the public and will give…

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2017 Knife Course
$1500

Shirogami Knife Forging Class

July 7 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Les Forges de Montreal, 227 Riverside
Montréal, Québec H3C 2H9 Canada
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Shirogami White Paper Steel Knife Making Class As Fusataro breaks new ground and expands his work to create knives through the use of Japan's highly touted modern performance steels, he again wishes to share these experiences with students. In an intimate, but intense setting geared to makers; Fusataro will guide students who wish to expand their understanding of knife forging through the use of specialized materials under his guidance. Knife Material Shirogami White Paper Steel - a modern bi-metal, high carbon, very pure…

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