Sword Casting–All Ages Class
Have you seen someone making a sword in a movie and thought it looked too cool for school? If so, this class is for you! Join us for a 4 hour swordmaking class, where first you’ll choose a wood sword from a variety of Bronze Age sword patterns and then customize it with sanders, files, and punches. Next, you’ll get your hands dirty making a sand cast of the wooden original, and watch as we pour an exact copy of it in molten aluminum! When it is finished, wrap the handles in leather and take both the metal sword and the wooden original home! Classes meet at 807 Rio Grande St. in downtown Austin, and include free parking. Class size is limited to 18 and often sells out, so grab a friend and sign up for your class today. $85 And–if you’re not completely happy with your experience, we offer you your money back. We’re that sure you’ll like it. Buy tickets HERE.
For a preview of class, check out our appearance on Rooster Teeth’s Burnie Vlog, where we cast a bronze khopesh with Ellie, Burnie’s assistant–the episode has had more than 280K views! We were also on the FOX 7 morning show, where we made a sword with reporter Tania Ortega!
There is no age limit to this class, but due to the challenge level of this activity, participants 8 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will assist them. You wouldn’t be alone–it is common to have as many adults as kids take this class. And the price of the class is per sword cast, not per participant, so you’re welcome to bring a friend!
What our customers say:
“I went with my two boys to Greg’s aluminum swordcasting class and all three of us had a fantastic time. I enjoyed it so much that when his bronze-casting class came along my wife bought me a ticket as a present. Best birthday/Father’s Day gift ever! You can find dozens of YouTube videos of people building their own foundries and doing metal-casting, but nothing beats the experience of doing it alongside someone who teaches it. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just want a (very) cool souvenir that you made yourself, I can’t recommend Greg’s class highly enough!”
“I booked this class for my son and he loved it! Greg was absolutely fantastic! It was so much fun I wish I had booked a spot for myself and made a sword. The class was informative and hands on. So much information and fun that we are doing another class!”
“My whole family loved the experience – ages 13, 25, 53. Greg is totally cool, great communicator; sessions are kept small so everyone gets one-on-one attention. Everyone participates in hands-on activity, chill vibe, making something you can take home with you – plus cool memories.”
“Today we hosted a sword casting class at my house. I was impressed with Greg and Brian from beginning to end. They had amazing energy and passion for the craft, coupled with a wealth of knowledge. They were great at incorporating students of varying ages and skill levels and giving just enough information without it feeling overwhelmingly like “learning.” The class was informative, creative, and fun!”
“I attended the all ages class in Austin and it was wonderful. The ages ranged from 8-70 and everyone enjoyed the class. The instructor kept our interest with history facts about sword making through the ages and did an excellent job of walking us through the sword casting steps so we could each be successful. I highly recommend this class!”
“We loved the class. We heard about it from Rooster Teeth and came to Austin for the aluminum sword class to check it out. Now that we are satisfied we are definitely signing up for the bronze class. There was a lot of information given about the sword and the process. Not a dull moment.”
“Thank you for all the fantastic fun! I really enjoyed especially the time you took to explain each step of the process and answer questions, as well as tie in everything to factual information. This class is something anyone should consider, any age, any interest or skill level, it doesn’t matter – you’re shown how to do every step and it’s an excellent way to learn and try something new.”
“I signed my kids up for the Saturday aluminum class. Greg and Brian were very helpful and the class was a fun experience! 4 hours flew by, and we were very pleased with the results and what we learned! Very much worth it!”
We’ve had a lot of requests for a bronze sword class, so we’ve begun to teach those as well. This class has many more steps, and is an 8 hour commitment, but produces high quality swords that will be a favorite of your collection. Read more
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