Mace Vitale

M Vitale fall 2019 (12)

Mace Vitale is a Journeyman smith in the American Bladesmith Society and a full-time knife maker since 2002. He has been running the Blacksmith program at the Guilford Art Center in CT for the last several years teaching both adults and teens the way of the hammer and anvil


Japanese Blades

Come learn to forge traditional Japanese style tanto blades. The blades will be ground/filed clean, then heat treated with clay to create the Hamon (hardening line) which will then be […]

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Introduction to Forged Blades

Learn the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating, and sharpening a small utility knife. The instructor will discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for […]

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Blacksmithing for Teens

Jump into¬† the amazing world of blacksmithing. You will learn basic techniques from tapers to scrolls, bending, forming, hot punching and drifting, hot cutting, basics of tool usage and selection […]

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Forging the Bowie Knife

The Bowie knife is one steeped in legend and lore. In this intensive five day class participants will create their own version of this iconic American knife. Forging, grinding/filing, heat […]

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