Forge a knife from a railroad spike at this Blacksmithing Class

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Forge a knife from a railroad spike at this Blacksmithing Class
Knife photo courtesy of Clay and Steel LLC.

By Kathy Chouteau

A “Blacksmithing Class” taught by Celeste Flores of Clay and Steel LLC is set to show makers how to forge a knife from a railroad spike Saturday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will take place at Seaport Art Studios in Richmond.

Flores said via Eventbrite that participants will be guided by experienced instructors who will teach them the ancient art of blacksmithing. “You’ll learn the techniques and skills necessary to transform a simple railroad spike into a beautiful and functional knife,” she said.

Although the class is best recommended for those with some blacksmithing chops, Flores is welcoming new students to take part. However, she cautions that participants should be prepared to hammer hard and to face the challenges that may arise in making this project.

Although the class occurs late in December, it offers an excellent opportunity to pick up a sharp skill going into the New Year. 

“Get ready to unleash your inner blacksmith and create a unique, functional piece of art,” said Flores.

The cost to participate in Clay and Steel’s Blacksmithing Class is $175 per person. Click here to RSVP. Seaport Art Studios is located at 4925 Seaport Ave. in Richmond.