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Bladesmithing Classes

There is nothing quite like hand forging your own knife. This introductory 1 day class taught by Neels van den Berg, an ABS Master Smith, will teach you how to hand forge a basic knife as it has been done through the ages, with step by step instruction.

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Forge Accessories

Knife Designs

Knifemaking Tools

BDF SWAG

Introducing our SWAG – because we're just too cool not to share it with the world! Get ready to snag some seriously stylish merch that's cooler than the other side of the pillow. Discover our branded stuff and more. We're so cool, even our SWAG is cooler than your average swag! #SWAGGoals #BlackDragonForge

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Online Courses

  • The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemaking Class Before Diving into the Craft

    The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemakin...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Embark on your bladesmithing journey with knowledge, hands-on experience, and the guidance of a master craftsman. Join Neels van den Berg's knifemaking class and let the sparks of creativity ignite...

    The Crucial First Step: Why Attend a Knifemakin...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Embark on your bladesmithing journey with knowledge, hands-on experience, and the guidance of a master craftsman. Join Neels van den Berg's knifemaking class and let the sparks of creativity ignite...

  • Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Beyond the Dollar Signs

    Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Bey...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Supporting a custom knifemaker goes beyond financial transactions. From digital shoutouts to personal connections, these non-monetary gestures can be equally, if not more, meaningful. Let your enthusiasm become the driving...

    Supporting Your Favorite Custom Knifemaker: Bey...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Supporting a custom knifemaker goes beyond financial transactions. From digital shoutouts to personal connections, these non-monetary gestures can be equally, if not more, meaningful. Let your enthusiasm become the driving...

  • Mastering Knifemaking: Tutorial Videos vs. In-Person Classes

    Mastering Knifemaking: Tutorial Videos vs. In-P...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    In the realm of knifemaking, where precision meets artistry, your journey to becoming a skilled knifemaker begins with a fundamental choice: tutorial videos or in-person classes. This article dives deep...

    Mastering Knifemaking: Tutorial Videos vs. In-P...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    In the realm of knifemaking, where precision meets artistry, your journey to becoming a skilled knifemaker begins with a fundamental choice: tutorial videos or in-person classes. This article dives deep...

  • The Art of Effective Marketing: Key Factors for Success

    The Art of Effective Marketing: Key Factors for...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Effective marketing is a multifaceted art, with several key factors contributing to its success. Understanding your target audience, crafting clear and compelling messages, and maintaining consistent branding are fundamental. Utilizing...

    The Art of Effective Marketing: Key Factors for...

    Neels Van Den Berg

    Effective marketing is a multifaceted art, with several key factors contributing to its success. Understanding your target audience, crafting clear and compelling messages, and maintaining consistent branding are fundamental. Utilizing...

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