Kilroy’s Workshop

Kilroy’s Workshop 2021 Classes

March 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

ABS Approved 2021 Classes

Folding Knife – April 19-23, 2021 – $900
Instructor: James Rodebaugh, MasterSmith

Forged-to-Finish Elemental Chopper – June 14-17, 2021 – $1,790
Instructor: Jason Knight, ABS Master Smith

Quillion Dagger – October 4-8, 2021 – $900
Instructor: Kevin Cashen, ABS Master Smith

Heat Treat Intensive – October 9, 2021 – $600
Instructor: Kevin Cashen, Master Smith

Powder Mosaic Damascus – July 19-21, 2021 – $790
Instructor: J.W. Randall, ABS Master Smith

Throat & Tip Sheath for Bowie or Dagger – July 22-24, 2021 – $790
Instructor: J. W. Randall, ABS Master Smith

Introduction to Bladesmithing – August 16-27, 2021 – $1,600
Instructor Shayne Carter, ABS Master Smith

Handles & Guards – September 13-17, 2021 – $900
Instructor: James Rodebaugh, ABS Master Smith

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Join us in scenic Colorado Springs to study bladesmithing at our new state-of-the-art 5,000 sq foot smithy! Highlights of our school include more than 12 anvils, power hammer, press, surface grinders, mills, heat treat ovens, welding stations, plasma cutters, oxy-acetylene torches, tons of woodworking tools, and some of the nation’s best instructors. For lunches and downtime, we have an air conditioned lobby with refrigerator, microwave, and an never-ending supply of coffee. Free high speed internet is also available. Hotels, campgrounds, and lots of restaurants are nearby for those visiting from outside the area.

Kilroy’s Workshop offers classes and a makerspace for creators who love to build cool stuff out of metal! We have tons of blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and welding courses available for students ages 9 through adult!  Located at 7358 Cole View, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 – 719.257.3012 

For More information visit Kilroy’s Workshop Website

 

 

Kilroy’s WorkShop Instructors for 2021

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James Rodebaugh earned his ABS Master Smith title in 2004 and is one of the most respected master bladesmiths in the country. A former U.S. Marine and Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Rodebaugh became a full-time bladesmith in 1999, and has crafted quality blades at J.L. Rodebaugh Blade Studios in Carpenter, Wyoming, ever since. His passion for working with his hands and crafting wonderful things is constantly reflected in his blades, and he is dedicated to helping others harness that same passion. When he is not bladesmithing or hunting, Rodebaugh travels the country as a teacher with the American Bladesmith Society and frequently speaks on knifemaking. James is also a member of the ABS Board.

Shayne Carter In addition to being a Master Bladesmith, Shayne was the first American to win the title of World Champion Blacksmith and is still the youngest participant to win at age 23. He is a 2003 International Horseshoers Hall of Fame Inductee and Forged In Fire Champion.

Kevin Cashen Has been a Master Smith for over 25 years and is the current Vice Chairman of the ABS.  Kevin been making knives for over 40 years and is the recipient of countless awards, including the W.W. Scagel Award, for outstanding contributions to bladesmithing education, and the Don Hastings Award, the Highest honor the ABS can give. Kevin is well-known for his knowledge of blade metallurgy and almost every bladesmith practicing today has been influenced by his research.

J.W. Randall is a Forged In Fire champion (season 4 episode 19). He builds bowies, folders, hunters and swords. His specialties include mosaic Damascus – both patterned and powder, and intricate inlays in pearl and ivory.

Jason Knight has more than 30,000 hours of experience in bladesmithing spanning 20 years. Considered by his peers as one of the most accomplished knife makers in the country, he has amassed numerous awards for his work, including the coveted B.R. Hughes Award for Best Blade by a Mastersmith candidate. Jason’s signature knives are highly sought after by hunters, collectors and soldiers around the world.

Kilroy’s Workshop offers classes and a makerspace for creators who love to build cool stuff out of metal! We have tons of blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and welding courses available for students ages 9 through adult!  Located at 7358 Cole View, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 – 719.257.3012 

For More information visit Kilroy’s Workshop Website