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If anyone is interested in coming to Tucson for a good demo, The Arizona Artist Blacksmith's Association is holding this one in Tucson on Jan. 20, 2017 Details at: http://azblacksmiths.org/calendar/ EVENT DETAILS Demonstrator: Rich Greenwood Rich was on the series premier of History Channel’s “Forged in Fire”. He was also on the most recent season’s episode for fan favorites. Rich will be demonstrating a “San Mai” style kitchen knife. San Mai is taking two, or sometimes more pieces, of steel and forge welding them together. Usually a harder steel is used as an inner core with a soft outer jacket to make a knife blade. Rich will explain the whole process and reasons for doing this, and then he will demonstrate it. You won’t want to miss this! • Registration begins at 8 AM, the demonstration starts at 9 AM. • Registration fee: $15 for members $20 for non-members, Free for first timers (Non-members who haven’t attended an AABA event before or who have attended only AABA open forges). • Potluck lunch at noon on Saturday. • Tailgating is encouraged. Tailgaters, please consider donating to Iron in the Hat. • Free horseshoes, RR spikes, cable, etc. from Ira’s scrapyard. Ira will have other stuff for sale. • Smiths can forge after the demo on Saturday and on Sunday. Bring hand tools. • Ira will have a BBQ and campfire Friday and Saturday nights. Bring meat and potluck dishes in a cooler. • Camping and lodging will be available all weekend at Ira’s. Camp out, sleep on the floor, sleep in the treehouse. Call him at 520-780-9076 to make arrangements. • Bring things for Iron-In-the-Hat and Show-and-Tell. Don’t forget to put your name on anything you bring for Show-and-Tell. TIMEAll Day (Saturday) LOCATIONIra Wiesenfeld's Shop 1801 W Overton Tucson AZ 85737
On Jan. 16, 2016 I will be doing a handle making demo for the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Assoc. The event is at Desert Rat Forge in Cave Creek AZ and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Information can be found at the following link: http://azblacksmiths.org/cal-desertrat-20160116.htm The demo will cover two different handle styles: the partial tang in a solid block and a frame handle design. This is an all-day event.
Japanese Sword Events featuring Fusataro, a Kanefusa family style Japanese master sword smith We will be creating a variety of Japanese sword events and opportunities for the North American public to interact with Fusataro, a 25th generation Kanefusa sword smith from Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Fusataro, will be coming to the United States and Canada for the months of September, October and November of 2013 for a variety of events ranging from presentations, courses and demonstrations. Please take a look at our Events Calendar for full detail, location and registration. http://tamahagane.com/events/ If you would like to invite Fusataro to an event of your own or schedule an interview, please contact us to discuss. firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Fusataro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uq7kRNUp_U&feature=share&list=UU3zYFlUJJLz1L3N35Jq4xMQ