So why let the kids have all the fun? People often ask if I do bronze classes, and the answer is yes! Bronze melts at almost 2000° F, so it requires a hotter foundry and different tools than our aluminum class, but the process is much the same. Over the course of three evening classes from 7-10 pm, you’ll choose a Bronze Age sword design from our collection of masters and make a careful sand cast to be poured in molten bronze. Next, you’ll spend a few hours sanding the swords to a smooth finish using a combination of power sanders and hand sanding. Finally, you’ll choose a hardwood handle and learn to set brass rivets using a hammer and anvil. Our bronze classes produce high end swords that will hold an honored position in your sword collection. $275 includes all materials. Class size is limited to 10, so grab a friend and strike while the iron is hot. Classes meet from 7-10 pm Wednesday-Friday or 9-6pm on Saturday by special arrangement. Buy tickets for one of our upcoming classes here.
Check it out–last summer we made a bronze sword with reporter Tania Ortega on the FOX 7 Morning show. See a preview of our class here.
David Papas reviewed Sword Casting Guy — 5 stars
“My kids took the all-ages aluminum class and thoroughly enjoyed it. I did the nighttime adult bronze casting class. There’s nothing like the experience of producing your own little work of art in a medium you might never have otherwise considered. Greg is a very positive and patient teacher, there to inform and help troubleshoot while still giving plenty of leeway for students to experience the process.”
Stan Gunn reviewed Sword Casting Guy — 5 stars
“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!”
Phil Redman reviewed Sword Casting Guy — 5 stars
“I had a really great time casting a bronze khopesh during Greg’s class. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in history, metal working, swords, or anything like that. Bronze comes highly recommended!”
Bernie South reviewed Sword Casting Guy — 5 stars
“Very fun and unintimidating for those who want to try this. In the end, you wind up with an authentic piece of the period made by your own hand to put on your wall. You also learn a little history. How can you go wrong if you have the time and the spare coin.”
If you’re unable to take a class with us, finished bronze swords are available for purchase on our Etsy site.
Pouring at night