Downloads: Tutorials and Presentations
Heather and Kevin Harvey have started an online bladesmithing school! Call it our “heavinly school in the clouds!” We provide free and paid-for content. Please enrol and we will contact you with further information on our classes and you will be informed when new content is available. We would also highly value your input as to what subjects you would like us to cover, what areas in your bladesmithing are unclear to you, what problems we could help you with and what format you would prefer the information in. So far, people seem to prefer our PDF tutorials as they can print them out and follow them, step by step, in their workshop, but we are open to other ideas and are busy setting up to do some videos too. We would love to hear from you!
Grinding a dagger – Kevin Harvey
Filmed at Black Dragon Forge at the Southern African Bladesmith Association Hammer-In, 24 August 2019. Thanks to Neels van den Berg for the footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0lGopCZIMg&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR01BjV-vtv3R7fErpb7yzyehWIyZNSKFIL05a-0PO_WL-Af9bJTSzgGBsE
Bowie Forging, Grinding and Heat Treatment Video.
Kevin Harvey M.S. at the Goldfields Knifemakers Club Hammer-In demonstrating the forging, grinding and heat treatment of a Bowie knife. He talks about the history, types, uses and steel selection as well as basic carbon steel heat treatment. Livestreamed from Seppie’s Forge in Odendaalsrus, just outside Welkom in the Free State, South Africa on 11 September 2021. https://youtu.be/OymVcAk_kN8 There is a slideshow for the first 8 minutes and the video runs for just under 8 hours.
A free downloadable PDF tutorial that Kevin Harvey M.S. put together to encourage new knifemakers to partake in the non-guild competition held by the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa.