Downloads: Tutorials and Presentations

Exciting news!

Heather and Kevin Harvey are busy creating an online bladesmithing school!  Call it our “heavinly school in the clouds!”  Please email us at if you would like to be added to our email list and we will contact you with further information on our classes.  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!

Making a narrow tang knife – Kevin Harvey

Making a narrow tang knife – Kevin Harvey
A tutorial originally created to promote the ‘2019 Non-guild Members
Competition’ of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa.
Download as .pdf

Assegais – Heather Harvey
A presentation given in Ohio, at the SOFA Quad State Hammer-in, 2016
Download .pdf

Traditional African Weapons -Heather Harvey
A presentation given at the 2019 Annual Show of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa
Dowwnload .pdf

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.