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 your sword from a variety of Bronze Age sword patterns and then finish it on a belt sander. 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! The Austin classes meet at 807 Rio Grande St. Class size is limited to 15, and often sells out, so grab a friend and sign up for your class today. $85 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 270K views! We were also on the FOX 7 morning show, where we made a sword with reporter Tania Ortega!
There is no upper or lower 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. And you wouldn’t be alone–it is common to have almost as many adults as kids attend this class to experience this amazing process. The price of the class is per sword cast, not per participant, so there is no cost for the adult unless they want to make their own sword. Follow us on FaceBook to receive notices about upcoming events, see pictures of recent classes, or read the reviews from happy participants.
*Disclaimer: For safety, the edges of swords or daggers are not sharpened to a cutting edge in class. Metal swords are not toys and swords made by children leave class in the care of a responsible adult.
Adult Bronze Casting Classes, Wednesday-Friday nights, 7-10 pm
We offer bronze sword casting classes for adults over the course of three nights, from 7-10pm, or as a 9am-6pm Saturday class by special arrangement. Over the 8 hour class, participants cast a bronze sword from one of our several masters, then spend a few hours grinding it to a fine finish. Finally, they pound traditional brass rivets to attach a hardwood handle. Read more
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