Instructor: Salem Straub
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Dates: August 16th-27th ( 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. )
This class will include discussion of pattern welding theory, such as reverse engineering of mosaic damascus patterns, and subsequent application in pattern development. Instructor demonstration and hands-on creation by students will cover pattern elements and types of distortion effects, as well as composition of pattern welded elements into the larger context of workpieces.
Mosaic tiling, twisted edge bar treatments, birds-beak welds, and added integral fittings will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Students will apply directly into hands-on work on personal billets and blades.
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Salem is a full-time Washington State based bladesmith and teacher, specializing in culinary knives, daggers, and various integral forged blades. His main areas of interest are in the historical work of Europe and Asia, in vivid and interesting materials, and in exploring new boundaries in all styles of pattern welding. He has been making knives since 2004 and plans to continue until he can’t pick up a hammer.