In the long awaited next edition of our Historical Weaponry Series students will have the option of forging either a cavalry saber or a traditional rapier style sword!
A sabre (sometimes spelt saber) is a type of backsword with a curved blade associated with the light cavalry of the early modern and Napoleonic periods. Originally associated with Central European cavalry such as the hussars, the sabre became widespread in Western Europe in the Thirty Years' War. Lighter sabres also became popular with infantry of the early 17th century. In the 19th century, models with less curving blades became common and were also used by heavy cavalry.
A rapier or espada ropera is a type of sword with a slender and sharply-pointed two-edged blade that was popular in Western Europe, both for civilian use (dueling and self-defense) and as a military side arm, throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
After hand -forging the blades students will choose to forge or cast their guard.
This is an ADVANCED bladesmithing course! REQUIRED minimum PREREQUISITES are Introduction to blacksmithing and knife making weekend course! If you're just starting out, its not too late!! You'll get the chance to complete the prerequisites and put in ample amount of practice between now and October 15!
All tools, materials and safety gear will be provided.
Friday, October 15, 6-9PM
Saturday October 16, 4-9PM
Sunday October 17, 4-9PM
Friday, October 22, 6-9PM
Saturday October 23, 4-9PM
Sunday October 24, 4-9PM
Additional time will be added for fit and finish during open forge hours.
Location & Contact Details
205 NW 16th St, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
Cancellation Policy: Since most of our workshops book up months in advance...If you must, please only cancel or reschedule 72 hours prior to your appointment out of courtesy to people on our wait-lists. Inside of the 72 hour window we reserve the right not to refund or reschedule. Thank you for your understanding