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Knives Week '19

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 Kate Shanks-Booth, Director
 320 West MLK Jr./State Street
 Ithaca, NY 14850
 Phone: (607)-274-5310
 Fax: (607)-274-5313
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Knives Week '19

The Metal Smithery is woman-owned and operated by Ithaca local, Elaan Greenfield, who has been a metalsmith since 2007.

July 22-26 and August 26-30, 9 am - 3 pm.  $350/week.  For those in 8th - 11th grades.  Make a fixed blade steel knife, a leather sheath, and an acrylic or wood handle. Includes steel etching and leather decoration. We will discuss different types of steel, the knife making process, design, and knife uses to determine what each person would like to make. We will use a combination of power tools, hammers, anvils, a small forge with torches, sandpaper, files, and patience to design and create your own knife with a fixed blade no longer than 4 inches. You can add a design to your blade by petching into it, as well as add design elements to your leather sheath. Each knife, handle, and sheath will be made entirely by you!


Agency:  The Metal Smithery
Elaan Greenfield, 607-330-4557

Type: knives, metalsmithing, day camp